Members and Friends of Bantry Historical Society are currently considering and planning projects for inclusion in the new format of Heritage Week 2020. This year it’s all about projects, due to Government restrictions/social distancing relating to Covid-19 Pandemic.
This year 2020 is the 15th year of Heritage Week, coordinated by the Heritage Council, so it’s an occasion for celebration.
Why not get involved and have your say. Any individual/group is very welcome to become an event organiser and register an event.
We are blessed here in Bantry and West Cork area with so much heritage all around us. –
Our heritage can broadly be divided into three categories:-
the tangible – our historical sites, buildings, monuments, objects in museum artefacts and archives.
the natural – our waterways, landscapes, woodlands, bogs, uplands, native wildlife, insects, plants, trees, birds and animals.
the intangible – our customs, sports, music, dance, folklore, crafts, skills, and knowledge.
Our tangible, intangible and natural heritage and all the associated myths, legends, traditions, and memories provide us with a common language and insight that enables us to communicate on a deep level with each other and to express ourselves in a unique way to the outside world.
Projects can comprise researching an aspect of heritage on your doorstep, sharing or re-learning a heritage skill, or exploring an aspect of Ireland’s educational heritage. Closing date is 4th August. Heritage Week this year runs from 15th August to 23rd August. See www.heritageweek.ie or contact Bantry Historical Society www.bantryhistorical.com