Education Content

Education is at the heart of The Heritage Councils work programme.  With knowledge comes a greater sense of responsibility and appreciation of the value of Heritage as it contributes to our quality of life.

Our Initiatives

The Heritage Council is involved in many initiatives to protect, preserve and enhance our heritage. In this section you will find information about our initiatives related to Education.

National Heritage Week
The Heritage Council coordinates and promotes National Heritage Week. In 2012, over 600,000 people attended a record 1,500 events around the country during the week in August. It involved over 900 event organisers from community groups and volunteers, cultural institutions, and state agencies.

The Heritage in Schools Scheme
The Heritage in Schools Scheme provides a panel of 165 heritage specialists who visit primary schools throughout the country, bringing Ireland's heritage directly into the classroom for pupils.