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Heritage Week 2022: The events

WHERE?

Various locations in the Geopark region

WHEN?

13th to 21st of August

ORGANISER

JCWL Heritage Network

Seachtain Oidhreachta Naisiúnta / National Heritage Week 2022

 

The event is upon us and there are many exciting events and projects taking place. We have three registered project ourselves.

The first is a place name recording event for the communities of the Nafooey valley taking place in the Larches pub on Sunday the 14th of August from 3 to 5pm. We will be welcoming locals to take the time to record digitally any place names of features in the valley not yet recorded on any map. This outstanding valley host 2 of our main geosites at Finny and Aill Dubh. More info here: https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/taifead%C3%A1n-logainmneacha-ghleann-na-fuaiche-recording-the-place-names-of-glen-nafooey

The second is a repeat of last year’s event called “Ask your Geologist” taking place on the car park of the project office in Tourmakeady (beside the playground) on Wednesday the 17th from 2 to 4pm. Our geologist will be there to answer all your question and display our collection of local rocks and fossils. And there will be a fossil hunt as well. More info here: https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/ask-your-geologist-tourmakeady-south-mayo

The third is short walk exploring the Karst landscape around Cong starting from the Cong main car park on the eastern entrance to the town on Sunday the 21st from 2 to 4pm. This event directly follows the Cong Abbey Conference taking place over the weekend at the Crossroads community centre and exploring the history of the abbey. More info here: https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/limestone-karst-and-water-cong-in-its-landscape

Other events/projects organised in the region:

 

  • Cong:

19-21 August; Cong Abbey conference
https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/cong-abbey-conference-canons-canonesses-characters-and-crosses

  • Partry (+The Neale and Ballinrobe):

13 August, 9am-1pm; Vernacular heritage trail with JCWL GeoEnterprise
https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/vernacular-heritage-trail-in-joyce-country-and-western-lakes-geopark-co-mayo

  • Kylemore Abbey:
    • 13, 18, 20 August; Nature and Conservation Walks and Action

https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/nature-and-conservation-walks-and-action-at-kylemore-abbey

    • 13-21 August, 3-3.15pm; Online Mini heritage talks

https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/online-mini-heritage-talks-from-kylemore-abbey-preserving-our-past-for-our-future

    • 14-21 August, 1-1.45pm; In-person Historical talks

https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/historical-talks-for-heritage-week-at-kylemore-abbey-preserving-our-past-for-our-future

  • Maam:

21 August, 2-4pm; Maam valley Bog walk & talk with Carole Reynolds
https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/maam-valley-bog-walk-talk-with-carole-reynolds

  • Oughterard:

13-19 August, 11am-5pm (except for 13 August from 8-10pm); Bronze Age Oughterard
https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/bronze-age-oughterard-2

  • Headford:

19 August, 8.30-10pm; “The Corrib Boats”
https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/the-corrib-boats-2

21 August, 11.30am-1:30pm; The Lacemakers’ Shoes Walking Tour
https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/the-lacemakers-shoes-walking-tour

  • Lough Carra:

14 August, 2-3.30pm & 4-5.30pm; Aquatic Life of Lough Carra at Brownstown
https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/learn-about-the-aquatic-life-of-lough-carra

  • Clogher/Carnacon:

16 August, 7-9pm; Guided tour of the Clogher Bog Loop Walks
https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/an-introduction-to-the-clogher-bog-the-loop-walks

  • Galway City:

16-20 August, 12-1pm; Talk & Trail: Local History, Legends and Folktales of the Corrib
https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/talk-trail-local-history-legends-and-folktales-of-the-corrib-4

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