National Heritage week takes place all over Ireland from the 19th to the 27th of August 2017.

This is an annual event which is coordinated by The Heritage Council. The aim of the festival is to build awareness and education about our heritage, in the process encouraging its conservation and preservation.

Each year, during the last week of August, many national and local communities participate in National Heritage Week by organising events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free. The events highlight the work that communities in Ireland do to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.

We have focused on highlighting a selection of the Dublin events taking place.

Sea the Stars


  EPIC The Irish Emigration Musem

23rd and 26th of August       12pm-1pm

Our neighbours at EPIC are promising “Danger, disguises, blowing up beaches and a lovely recipe for hot chocolate! Journey alongside the brave Irish emigrants who changed the way we see nature, and made amazing scientific discoveries!”

This event is for families, but aimed specifically at 7 to 12 year olds, however all ages are welcome. Details of admission fees can be found on the EPIC website.

The Green Mile

The Little Museum Dublin

26th of August       12pm to 4pm

Join the Little Museum on their acclaimed walking tour of St. Stephens Green. This is a Free Event and is led by expert historian Donal Fallon.

St Stephen’s Green has played a key role in Irish history – it has long served as a backdrop for public and private drama, as well as the setting for many great love stories. The Green Mile walking tour begins at The Little Museum, and is a 60-minute walk in the company of local historian Donal Fallon who tells the history of the city’s most famous square through captivating tales and packed with a generous dose of humour.

We recommend a cheeky glass of wine or indeed a bite to eat afterwards at ely wine bar which is just seconds from The Green!

The Art of Birds

The National Gallery

26th of August       2pm to 3pm

The magnificent and newly refurbished National Gallery have brought together artist Don Conroy and a beautiful bird of prey from falconry Ireland to demonstrate how to draw birds from the real deal. This is a first for the National Gallery!

The event will take place outdoors weather permitting, otherwise indoors in our newly refurbished courtyard. The event is suitable for families and children under 12 year. Booking is essential.

These are just some of the Dublin based Heritage Week Events which caught our eye. Full details of the week long schedule and huge variety of events can be found at

If visiting Dublin on National Heritage Week enjoy the events! Why not pop into ely wine bar, ely place (right beside St. Stephens Green) or ely bar and brasserie for lunch, dinner or that cheeky glass of wine!

Until the next time!

ely wine bar                                ely bar and brasserie

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