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Heritage Week is on the way but it will be different this year

Heritage Week is on the way but it will be different this year

Heritage Week is on the way but it will be different this year

Communities, families and local groups across Fingal and Ireland are invited to explore heritage for National Heritage Week, which takes place from Saturday August 15 to Sunday August 23.

Rather than focusing on the organisation of in-person public events, participants are being invited to develop projects around this year's theme of 'Heritage and Education: Learning from our Heritage'.

Coordinated by the Heritage Council since 2005, National Heritage Week has become one of Ireland's largest cultural events.

The new approach is designed to promote the sharing of experience and knowledge. Expressions of interest and project ideas should be submitted to HeritageWeek.ie and be carried out throughout June and July for completion before National Heritage Week, when they will be showcased.

Accepted formats for showcasing may vary from online talks or exhibitions, to a video, podcast, slide-show presentation or blog, to media coverage, a dedicated website or moderated social media account, or by means of small restricted social gatherings which comply with official public health advice.

All projects submitted will be considered for a Heritage Week Award.

Fingal Heritage Officer Christine Baker said: 'Heritage is about connecting people and we have an opportunity to do that in different ways this Heritage Week.

'Projects like the Fingal Heritage Network's 'Snapshots of Fingal's Past' will reach different audiences in different formats. You can research heritage on your doorstep, share or re-learn a heritage skill, or find out more about Ireland's history of education'.

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