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National Heritage Week 2024 – Connections, Routes and Networks

Saturday 17 – Sunday 26 August 2024

A female guide and four young girls explore a historic room at Ormond Castle during Heritage Week. The group is gathered around a wooden table, examining a book. Historical portraits and artifacts adorn the walls in the background.
Ormond Castle. Image Credit: Dylan Vaughan

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has announced two days of free admission to over 70 heritage sites on the 17th and 18th of August, the opening weekend of National Heritage Week 2024.*

This National Heritage Week, the OPW will invite visitors to explore the links between people and communities, to look at what brings us together and what connects us.

Over the coming weeks, a full programme of OPW National Heritage Week events will be announced. These include a collaboration between OPW and NPWS guides at Glendalough Monastic Site, a community-generated exhibition of the social history of the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin and an expert-led exploration of medieval pilgrimage in Tipperary at the Rock of Cashel.

View the Heritage Week ‘What’s On’ Listing

*Free admission to all fee-paying sites except for Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

A group of people participates in a guided walk at Corlea Trackway during Biodiversity Week. The guide, holding a book, leads the group along a lush, green path surrounded by trees and tall grass.
Corlea Iron Age Roadway and Visitor Centre. Image Credit: Peter Cutler

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