Monday, August 24, 2009

Heritage Week

This week is Irish Heritage Week. It runs from the 22nd to the 30th of August. In Ireland Heritage Week is co-ordinated by the Heritage Council with support from the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government and Fáilte Ireland. There is something taking place in every county and most activities are free of charge or offer great value for money. You can search the website for events by county, by event type and by date.

Two event of note in Meath next Sunday - pity about the clash. 'Ledwidge Day' A Celebration Of The Life & Poetry Of Meath Poet Francis Ledwidge takes place in Townley Hall on the Slane road out of Drogheda at 3pm. Event Description: Family event with music, poetry reading, lecture, children's story telling, art workshop for children and magician show. Trim poet Tommy Murray will take part.

And Feis Teamhra: A Turn At Tara takes place at the Hill of Tara Visitor Centre at the same time. Pulitzer prize winning poet Paul Muldoon will recite poetry along with poet Michael Longley, and music from Grammy award winner Susan McKeown with Laoise Kelly, Steve Cooney, Aidan Brennan and more to be announced. Admission: Free.

On Wednesday 26 August in Kate Walsh House, The Mill, Main Street, Celbridge, Co. Kildare at 7:30 pm noted author Pat Dunne will perform the piece on Jonathan Swift he premiered at this year's Trim Swift Festival, "Only a Woman's Hair". Admission: Free

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