Discover County Leitrim during Heritage Week

National Heritage Week started at the weekend and continues this week throughout the country with a host of events planned around Leitrim for all the family.

National Heritage Week started at the weekend and continues this week throughout the country with a host of events planned around Leitrim for all the family.

This morning, Wednesday, August 22 there is an Historic Building Tour of The Dock (restored 19th Century Court House and site of historic County Jail) from 11am - 12pm.

This evening, Wednesday August 22 a short walk on Boleybrack Mountain, Manorhamilton is departing from the Firestation at 5.45pm. On Saturday, August 25 a 6km hike will take place on the same mountain departing from Manorhamilton Firestation at 9.45am. The walks will observe and discuss the Boleybrack Red Grouse Habitat Management Project.  

Local Historian Paddy Egan will talk at The Dock on Thursday at 2pm on a selection of objects from his collection of farm and bog implements. Tour St. George’s Church, Workhouse Attic & Famine Memorial Graveyard on Friday, August 24 11am-4pm. Friday evening from 4pm a Guided Walk Through Planted And Restored Native Woodland led by Noel Kennedy of Teagasc Forestry Development Department will by held by Leitrim Organic Farmers Co-op in Ballinaglera. This Sunday, August 26 enjoy The Emerald Revellers as they perform from 2-6pm at Parkes Castle, Fivemilebourne.

Fenagh Visitor Centre has an Historical Sites Cafe and Indoor Kids Play Area which serves hot and cold food daily every day except Sunday 10-5pm. The Dock in Carrick-on-Shannon is hosting ‘The Present’ Photographic Exhibition in The Jury Room until Saturday, August 26. The collection of images captured by community members on the 1st May 2012 reflect contemporary life in the Carrick-on-Shannon area.

You can also flick through the displays of books, photos, maps, scale models and other memorabilia relating to Carrick-on-Shannon’s history at Carrick-on-Shannon Local History Centre, in the Market Yard all week 11am -4pm.

The annual National Heritage Week Photo Competition is now also open for entries. Complete event listings are available on www.heritageweek.ie