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Host of events in Carlow for National Heritage Week

Published 04/08/2013 | 00:00

The people of Carlow are being encouraged to get involved in National Heritage Week 2013 which takes place nationwide from August 17 - 25. Over 1,700 events will take place all over the country, the majority of which will be free to attend.

Several events are due to take place in Carlow and there promises to be something for everyone to enjoy. A number of tours will take place throughout the week including tours of Rathgall, the beautiful Altamount Gardens and Dunleckney House and Gardens.

If your little ones have a passion for history, then 'Irish History Live', a free interactive and fun history show by Michael Moylan for kids with costumes and weapons from the Norman Age, will be sure to capture their interest on August 22.

From August 17 - 25 there will also be a celebration of the unique household items and curiosities that form a part of our cultural heritage at a Household Heritage and Vintage Fair at Huntington Castle and Gardens in Clonegal. If you think that your children don't understand just how easy they have it, then a re-enactment of a Hedge School Day of the 1800s on August 24 at The Forge in Ballon is just the ticket.

History buffs will be flocking to Carlow College on August 23 and 24, as a History Conference entitled 'Through the Years: Carlow 800' will take them through some of the pivotal moments of Carlow's 800 year history.

There really will be a massive amount to see and do in Carlow throughout the week. For more information of events happening in the area, please visit

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