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  • Northside East

Large number of local events for Heritage Week

Friday, 23rd August, 2019 6:00pm
Large number of local events for Heritage Week

Locals pictured during an archaeological dig at Drumanagh in north county Dublin. Archaeology events will be held as part of Heritage Week. FILE PHOTO

Large number of local events for Heritage Week

Locals pictured during an archaeological dig at Drumanagh in north county Dublin. Archaeology events will be held as part of Heritage Week. FILE PHOTO

A NUMBER of events are taking place across the Northside as part of National Heritage Week which began on Saturday, August 17 and will run until Sunday, August 25. 

The annual event brings together communities and cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation.

Fingal County Council is among the local authorities that have organised quality events throughout the week.  

Christine Baker, Fingal Community Archaeologist, is offering another opportunity to join an archaeological excavation, this time in Naul, from August 17-23 (excluding Sunday). 

This excavation aims to begin to answer questions about activity to the rear of the graveyard in the Naul. 

Positioned between the Black Castle and the site of the medieval church, the site would have been within the core of the medieval village. You can help unlock its secrets. 

Other highlights include:

• Wednesday, August 21 (8pm): St Sylvester’s Parish Centre Malahide: Fingal Heritage Network, supported by Fingal County Council, will get together for a lively evening of storytelling around the theme of Pastimes in Fingal. 

This event is in the tradition of the various heritage and historical groups getting together to celebrate and preserve the rich heritage of Fingal.

• Bernie Kelly, Fingal Irish Language Officer and Bernie Marks, Swords Historian, will host a Bi-Lingual lunchtime visit to the Swords Museum on North Street. This is an opportunity to learn some of the fascinating history of Swords and also to use your Cúpla Focal at an Irish Language event during Heritage Week.

• Fingal Libraries will also be hosting many events for both children and adults, including Bioscaping with Aoife Munn, Children’s Bee workshop with the Rediscovery Centre, a talk by Christine Baker Fingal Community Archaeologist, and History and Genealogy talks from Declan Brady and Fiona Fitzsimons.

• Community Archaeology in Fingal - Christine Baker

Many of the events that take place during the week are free and highlight the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.

For a full list of events taking place in Fingal and for more information visit https://www.heritageweek.ie/

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