Heritage Week

Heritage Week 2017 will take place from 19-27 August and we’re making 2017 the year we help more people learn about and enjoy Ireland’s nature. From urban wildlife tours to foraging walks to building bee hotels, Heritage Week 2017 is all about being active, having fun and getting involved with our natural heritage. We’re encouraging everyone young and old to get outdoors more often and value what our natural world has to offer. Protecting our natural heritage is so important to every aspect of our lives; jobs, tourism, water, food, health and well-being.

Click here to download our guide to Heritage Week Events in Laois this year. Our interactive Google Map shows what’s happening across the county, and how to get there. Regular updates on Heritage Week and all other heritage events in Laois are at our Facebook page and Twitter feed. For events across the country, check out the Heritage Week website. Hard copies of the Laois and National event guides will be in all Libraries across Laois shortly. Please contact us if you’d like to receive one in the post.

Exploring the wildlife in The People’s Park, Portlaoise as part of Laois Heritage week. Picture: Alf Harvey.


National Heritage Week is your opportunity to explore and learn more about Ireland’s natural heritage and helping to conserve and preserve it for the future. Heritage Week in Laois is coordinated by Laois Heritage Officer.


Heritage Council Heritage Week logo 2017National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage, encouraging its understanding and conservation.