A popular week for traveling in Ireland is National Heritage Week 2010. With over 1,000 different events taking place simultaneously throughout the country, there is guaranteed to be something for everybody. National Heritage Week in Ireland is part of European Heritage Days, which is an initiative that seeks to preserve the cultural identities of European nations. National Heritage Week will run from the 21st to the 29th of August.
How to Plan for National Heritage Week
As there are a number of events taking place throughout the entire country during National Heritage Week, it can be difficult to figure out where to start. The official website for National Heritage Week has a full list of events that can be broken down by region. This way you can coordinate where you want to stay with the events that events you would like to participate in. If traveling with children, be sure to check out the special National Heritage Week For Kids events that offer kid-friendly activities that explore culture, wildlife and history. The best part about National Heritage Week is that most events are free or are encouraged to have a discounted admission fee. This can help you cut down on travel expenses while still giving you plenty to do.
Part of the experience of National Heritage Week isn't just what you do, it's where you stay as well. Some tourists prefer to pick a location and attend National Heritage Week events around that area. For example, one ideal place to base yourself for National Heritage Week is in Galway. For National Heritage week, Galway hosts such events as guided tours of Galway as a Medieval City, nature walks on the Burren, and workshops on history of Aran Islands, alongside many events for children. For more information on National Heritage events in Galway and across all of Ireland, visit the official National Heritage Week website.