Take part in Heritage Week 2022

There is a huge range of events registered for National Heritage Week 2022 (13 – 21 August 2022),  and everyone in Laois is being encouraged to take part.


Laois Events

The event guide for Laois is now available to download, and hard copies will be in Laois Branch Libraries soon. If you would like to receive your hard copy in the post, send us an email with your postal address, to heritage@lasoicoco.ie. Check out our interactive map of events for Laois.

Week at a Glance

Check out what’s happening each day for Heritage week in our “Week at a Glance Guide” (click the image to enlarge). Please note some events have been added since the printed guide was published, and the Donaghmore Workhouse Open Day has been changed from Sunday 14th to Sunday 21st August at 2pm. many events are weather dependant – please check with organisers before setting off.



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PPN Members will get the chance to explore the Rock of Dunamase for Heritage Week. Picture: Alf Harvey.


Events across the country

All details of events nationally and in Laois are at the Heritage Week website.


What next?

Heritage Week gives us the opportunity each year to revel in the best of the built and natural heritage of our County, whether it is attending a talk, going for a guided walk or visiting a local heritage site. This is just the beginning though. Most of the Heritage sites celebrated during Heritage Week are open all year-round. The museums of the County, many built heritage sites and wildlife areas are all there to be explored at any time. For more information on heritage in Laois or to find out about events and updates for the rest of the year, check out Laois Heritage Forum on Facebook or Twitter.

National Heritage Week is your opportunity to explore and learn more about Ireland’s natural heritage and helping to conserve and preserve it for the future. Heritage Week in Laois is coordinated by Laois Heritage Officer. National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage, encouraging its understanding and conservation.


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