Heritage Week 2015

Heritage Week 2015

The National Print Museum have some great events lined up for Heritage Week 2015!
Pic: The Heritage Council

Check out the exciting events happening around Dublin 4 as Heritage Week kicks off this weekend!

Among the events scheduled for Pearse Street Library are Connections – From Time to Place Through Our Memories, which will see Adelle Hickey create a visual atmosphere through fashion design on August 24, from 6.30pm to 7.45pm. Admission is free, but booking is required – you can contact the library on (01) 6744888, or by email at pearsestreetlibrary@dublincity.ie; and on August 25 from 11am to 4pm, the library will play host to Discover Your Family History, where experts from Findmypast and Eneclann will help members of the public to trace their roots. Admission is free and no booking is required.

The National Print Museum on Haddington Road will also be running a number of events for Heritage Week, starting at 12pm on August 23 with Printfest: Family Fun Day. Then throughout the festival, the museum will be offering free guided tours, as they invite members of the public to Discover Ireland’s Industrial Printing Heritage. These tours will be running twice daily at 11.30am and 2.30pm from August 24 to 28. The morning tours will be more suitable for adults, with demonstrations, while the afternoon tours will be activity-based. To top it all off, there will be a unique opportunity on August 27 to witness Night at the National Print Museum, with tours starting from 6pm. While there is no entry cost for any of these events, booking is essential for the tours, and you can do so by contacting the museum on (01) 6603770, or by email at education@nationalprintmuseum.ie.

If these don’t tickle your fancy, there is plenty more going on in and around Dublin 4! On August 25 you can learn about the relationship between two of Ireland’s greatest literary figures in Pembroke Library on August 25 with “WB Yeats: A Revealing Perspective on James Joyce”, or discover some of the variety of design elements at play in St Bartholomew’s Church, “From High Victorian Gothic to Arts and Crafts Design” in Ballsbridge on August 25, while August 26 and 27 will see an historical walking tour of the Grand Canal departing from Mespil Road. Then on August 29, the Institute of Archaeologists are hosting Archaeofest 2015 in Merrion Square, with family fun including experiments and excavations from 11am to 4pm.

These are just the tip of the iceberg of the events taking place across the city, so check out the Heritage Week website to see the full programme!

Update: Pearse Street Library’s event Connections – From Time to Place Through Our Memories has been cancelled. They hope to hold the talk at a future date.

By Aimée Mac Leod