National Heritage Week 2022 runs from 13th to 21st August and as ever features a packed and fascinating programme of events and activities to help you to discover and celebrate our wonderful built and natural heritage. Run by the Heritage Council, the week’s event are free and open to all the family. It’s a great way to get out and rediscover your beautiful capital city and its history. Among the events close to home in The Liberties and surrounds are:
18th August: The Liberties Cultural Association and members of Saint Catherine’s Church will give guided tours and talks on the history of this architectural gem on Thomas Street every half an hour from 6.30 to 8.30 pm.
All week: Explore the wonderful Marsh’s Library with special guided tours each morning at 11am (expect Sunday and Mondays when the Library is closed) or visit at your own pace between 9.30pm and 5pm.
15th August: Join Christ Church Research Advisor Stuart Kinsella for a lunchtime tour of Christ Church Cathedral and grounds. Explore the building’s fascinating 1000 year history with the man who knows more about it than anyone else!
18th August: Get into costume and come on a fun tour to find out all about the medieval monks of Christ Church Cathedral. What they wore, what they ate and lots more! Suitable for children aged 5-12.
15th , 16th & 17th August: Enjoy special guided tours of historic Kilmainham Gaol for younger visitors. The tour is suitable for children aged 8-12 years old.
All week: Experience what life was like onboard a Viking warship, visit a Viking house, take a trip down a Viking street, and learn of the myths and the mysteries surrounding the Vikings and their legacy at Dublinia, St Michael’s Hill with special guided tours each morning at 10.30am
20th August: Experience the atmospheric surrounds of Goldenbridge Cemetery in Inchicore on a guided tour through Ireland’s first garden cemetery. Starts 1pm.
All week: Dublin Castle is hosting a series of special themes guided walks of the Castle and offering free access to the public to celebrate Heritage Week.
All week: Dublin Water Heritage Week – a series of fascinating online talks about how water shapes and influences our city. See below.
All there is much more. A full programme can be found at www.heritageweek.ie.
Browse our Visit pages to discover more about what to see and do in The Liberties.