Discover European Heritage Days from the 20 to the 28th of August

Published by Marie-Amélie Brun on

18th of July, 2016

Have you ever dreamt of discovering more about your national patrimony? European Heritage Days are the perfect occasion for you to learn more about your country or to share your knowledge with others.

From the 20th to the 28th of August, European Heritage Days will be organised in Ireland. This special event takes place in 50 countries part of the European Cultural Convention. During those days numerous monuments and sites will be open to the citizens who will enjoy free visits and learn more about their cultural heritage.

More than 20 million visitors will explore these opportunities each year, which is also the occasion for organisers to remind them that the protection of our patrimony is crucial and to encourage them to get involved in the matter.
The Council of Europe and the European Union are at the root of this initiative. In Ireland, the Heritage Council is the coordinator of the organisation since 2005, it participated in the growing influence of those events and 1700 events were organised in 2015 thanks to it.

A large variety of events are proposed to the public, from castles visits to museum and gardens, everyone can find a suitable activity.

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Marie-Amélie Brun

Marie-Amélie is a contributor to the Green News. She is currently completing a Masters in International Cooperation and Multilingual Communication at the University Grenoble Alpes.