This in our inbox from the Galway County Biodiversity Project Manager (www.galwaycountybiodiversity.com). Events for Heritage Week in Galway.

‘You are probably aware that next week is Heritage Week and events are being run throughout the Country to celebrate. Of course Galway’s local heritage organisations have been very busy planning a variety of events around the county. You can find out more about what’s happening in your area by logging on to www.heritageweek.ie

Here are some events that have been sent on to me!’

Athenry Heritage Centre will Celebrate National Walled Towns Day with a great programme of activities from archery to crafts to puppet shows – something for everyone.

1.30pm  Sunday 19th August.

For further information please contact Alan Burgess, Athenry Heritage Centre

Tel 091844661

Email: info@athenryheritagecentre.com

Web: www.athenryheritagecentre.com

Coole Park – 18th to 26th August
All events Free

All week call into the Visitor Centre for identification sheets, quizzes and family activities

Sunday 19th August

2.30 to 4.30pm.  Flights of Fancy

Nature and crafts for children. Learn about flying insects. “Create your own Winged Wonders”

Thursday 23rd August

3.00pm. Lady Gregory & the changing social landscape

A guided history walk.

Sunday 26th August

3.00pm to 4.30pm.  Turlough walk

A guided walk exploring this globally important landscape

All welcome. Coole, Gort, Co Galway

Phone: 091 631804 email: coolepark@ahg.gov.ie



NPWS – Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht

Guided Walk: Lakeview Golden Mile

Date & Times

19 August : 12:00 – 13:30

Admission: Free

Event Description: Lakeview Award Winning Golden Mile is rich in natural heritage and biodiversity. Among the features on the mile are ringforts, landlord house and out buildings, stone windmill, eel trap, crannog, roofed well and a seasonal turlough which is a haven for wildlife in both Summer and Winter. Refreshments Served.

Event Organiser/Organisation: Moylough Community Council / Lakeview Residents & Landowners
Venue: Meeting at Moylough Resource & Heritage Centre
Parochial House Moylough

Access Details

Suitable for Children: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Full
Car parking Available: Yes

Any Other Details:

Event Category: Local History


Organiser Name: John Mannion

Contact Address: Moylough Resource & Heritage Centre Parochial House Moylough Co Galway

Email: mrc@moylough.com

Telephone: 087 7372159 / 090 9679262


Spirit of Lough Derg: Biodiversity Talk And Walk & The Games We Used To Play

Date & Times

25 August : 14:00 – 17:00

Additional Details: Biodiversity talk and Walk from 2pm – 4pm. The games we used to play from 4pm – 5pm.

Admission: Free

Event Description: There will be a talk on ‘Biodiversity and Gardens’ and this will be followed by a walk of the garden and ‘The Games we used to Play’.

Event Organiser/Organisation: An Gairdin Organic & Ecology Centre and Galway County Council
Venue: An Gairdin Organic and Ecology Centre
St. Bridget’s Road, Portumna, Co. Galway,

Access Details

Suitable for Children: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Partial
Car parking Available: No

Any Other Details:

Event Category: Wildlife


Organiser Name: Noreen Lyons

Contact Address: An Gairdin Organic & Ecology Centre, St. Bridget`s Road, Portumna, Co. Galway

Email: angairdin1@gmail.com

Telephone: 0909741689


Medieval Meadowland in the Heart of the Village of Clarinbrige

Date & Times

19 August : 14:30 – 16:00

Admission: FREE

Event Description: Unique Flora & Fauna Field Trip guided by well known wildlife expert and artist, Gordon D’Arcy. With no artificial fertilizers or pesticides to reduce its biodiversity, the landscape is little changed since the medieval occupants of its ringfort grazed & tilled the land. Join us for refreshments in the Village Hall following the walk.

Event Organiser/Organisation: Clarinbridge Arts Group
Venue: Clarinbridge Cow Park

Access Details

Suitable for Children: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Partial
Car parking Available: Yes

Any Other Details:

Event Category: Landscapes


Organiser Name: Anne Fox

Contact Address: na

Email: anne.fox@amicustec.ie

Telephone: 0868351230

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