National Heritage Week is planned for 13-21 August 2022, and all communities in Ireland are invited to submit plans for events and activities. The closing date to notify county councils and thus obtain promotional support is soon – 7 July.
This year there is a special emphasis in sustaining heritage into the future, and on biodiversity.
Plans are being sketched out for a possible day of events in Kilfenora, probably a Saturday, highlighting our local monuments, including
• the work done by the Tidy Towns Team to create a biodiverse garden by the Holy Well
• opening up our ancient cathedral for a day, potentially for an arts and crafts exhibition, and for a possible concert and entertaining lecture
• music and dance activities around the village, including at the Burren Centre
• guided walks and cycle tours around the village and local area.
The intended audience is not just visitors but members of the community, by ensuring that what we do is entertaining and informative even for locals. We have so much to be proud of.
If you are a community member and have a suggestion for an activity, and/or are willing to help in any way, please send an email to [email protected] or leave a note asap addressed to Kilfenora Development at O’Gorman’s shop, preferably with your phone number included.
Also if you are an artist or craft maker and wish to have items displayed (and potentially sold!), please write in asap as above.
We need replies by 6 July at the very latest in order to inform Clare Council about what is planned.
Other villages and bodies will no doubt be putting together plans, so let’s try to make what Kilfenora has to offer really stand out!