Ireland’s Heritage Council have announced that this year’s theme for their National Heritage Week will be sustainability. The Council have asked for all their organisers to consider sustainable heritage and to explore biodiversity, through their in-person and digital events.

The events will run between the 13th to the 21st of August (2022), with a range of events including tours, workshops, walks and activities. For those that cannot make it in person, digital projects including talks, films and audio guides are available.

The week encourages families, individuals, communities, organisations, and institutions to come together to help conserve and sustain the country’s heritage, including waterways, monuments, buildings, the environment, wildlife, and traditions.

The aim of the Heritage Council, formed under the Heritage Act 1995, is to preserve Ireland’s heritage for future generations. Sustainability will play a major part in this, which is why it is important that the Heritage Council outline this importance throughout their National Heritage Week.