Heritage Week helps us to understand and value our past and appreciate how we live today – Minister Andrew Doyle

“Heritage Week is an opportunity for children and adults alike to understand our past and appreciate our present”, a Fine Gael Minister has said.

Wicklow based Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture, Andrew Doyle TD, has called on locals to enjoy the hidden gems on our doorstep, as well as organised events taking place throughout the dedicated Heritage  Week which runs from 18th to 26th August.

“Experiences as diverse as “An Open Day at Wicklow Lighthouse, “Whale Watching” , “Ballymore Eustace and The Great Flu in 1918”, “Bee the Change” – learn through fun the importance of pollinators to plant life and the food chain as a whole,  are some of the myriad of interesting events that will take place during Heritage Week.

“Wicklow natives will be spoiled for choice with the eclectic array of special events taking place to celebrate Wicklow Heritage Week”.

Many events are free and some events may have an admission charge at some locations.   For further information check out www.heritageweek.ie