The Mayor of Clonmel, Cllr Martin Lonergan has welcomed the launch of National Heritage Week 2014 which is coordinated by the Heritage Council, and takes place nationwide from 23 ? 31 August 2014.
?I would invite people to attend and participate in events throughout Tipperary during National Heritage Week. 2014 is the UN 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family and to celebrate the theme for National Heritage Week 2014 is, ?Family ? generations exploring heritage together?. With events scheduled to take place, the majority of which are FREE to attend, there really is something for everyone to enjoy during the week,? according to Mayor Lonergan.
Each year events range from medieval fairs, night-time bat walks, wildlife walks and lectures, classical music and poetry recitals, traditional music sessions, storytelling, historical re-enactments, and local history walks and talks which this year include, a Sounding Lines Multimedia Art Trail from Kilsheelan along with events in the County Museum in Clonmel, free tours of the Castle and Swiss Cottage in Cahir to name but a few.
?Our heritage plays an important role in celebrating our history, contributing to a sense of belonging and to the distinctiveness of our County and area hear in Clonmel and Cahir. It is our communities, indeed our families, big and small, that are the custodians of our local heritage and who will pass on the traditions and knowledge to the next generation,? concluded Mayor Lonergan.
Full details of events throughout Tipperary can be accessed at www.tipperarycoco.ie