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National Heritage Week



Hundreds of thousands expected to attend National Heritage Week events


Archaeology digs, medieval festivals, a pollinator party and a recreation of Traveller life in the 1950s are just some of the events taking place during National Heritage Week which kicks off tomorrow (18.08.18). More than half a million people are expected to attend over 2,000 events running across the country, most of which are free.




Coordinated by the Heritage Council since 2005, National Heritage Week has become Ireland’s largest cultural event. This year’s programme, which will run from Saturday, 18th August to Sunday, 26th August, is a highlight of Ireland’s celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH).


The call to action for Heritage Week activities is ‘Share a Story, Make a Connection’. Complementing Ireland’s famous tradition of storytelling, people are invited to share their stories with others, be they about a family heirloom, about traditional crafts, skills or music, or about little-known facts or forgotten places in their local area.


Two special days will take place during Heritage Week. Wild Child Day on Wednesday, 22nd August is dedicated to wild children everywhere. It will have a particular focus on hands-on outdoor activities, from nature trails and storytelling sessions to craft workshops. Water Heritage Day concludes Heritage Week on Sunday, 26th August. Together with the Local Authority Waters & Communities Office, this day is a celebration of our most precious natural resource in all its forms, from the sea, to rivers, lakes and garden ponds.


The full programme of Heritage Week events is available at www.heritageweek.ie.



Adam and Eve’s Franciscan Church
Visit out Church
During National Heritage Week 2018 18 -26 August

Adam and Eve’s Franciscan Church

18 August, 9:30am – 3:45pm
19 August, 9:30am – 3:45pm
20 August, 9:30am – 3:45pm
21 August, 9:30am – 3:45pm
22 August, 9:30am – 3:45pm
23 August, 9:30am – 3:45pm
24 August, 9:30am – 3:45pm
25 August, 9:30am – 1pm
26 August, 9:30am – 1pm

Visit the Historic Franciscan Church of Adam and Eve, the only Catholic Church in Ireland named after a Pub!

The only Catholic church in Ireland named after a Pub! The historic Franciscan Church of Adam and Eve’s will open its doors to visitors throughout heritage week. The Church is famous for its beautiful artwork and will run two Art Exhibitions throughout the week. In penal times mass was held in secret in the back room of a tavern called Adam and Eve’s, the Franciscan Church was built on the footprint of that tavern and since the early 17th century has been known to Dubliners as Adam and Eves.

Admission & Booking
Admission Free

Access & Parking
Suitable for Children under 12
Wheelchair Access (Full)
Car Parking Available

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