National Heritage Week 2014 has been hailed as a “fantastic success” with over 980 programme organisers running events. In Clare, there were more than 80 events right across the county.
“It is fantastic to see that 31% of those organizing events this year have been involved in Heritage Week for more than five years, while 25% were getting involved for the first time, remarked Michael Starrett, chief executive of the Heritage Council.
“Heritage Week would not be the success it is if it wasn’t for the dedication and commitment of all those who get involved in organizing events and promoting their local heritage for people to enjoy,” he added.
Event Organisers are being encouraged to enter their events in the 2014 Event Organiser Awards, which showcase the fantastic work by event organisers throughout the week. Entries can be made in the following categories – Best Overall Event, Best Event organised by a Community Group / NGO / Individual, Best Children’s Event (under 12s), Best Interactive Event, Most Innovative Event and Best Event organised in conjunction with a local authority.
The closing date for entry is Friday, September 19. Find out more details on www.heritageweek.ie.