Heritage Week events 2019

The Discovery Programme are co-organising three Heritage Week events this year.

Ireland’s Eye Beach Clean Up and Heritage Walk
This event is fully booked.
Participate in a beach clean up with Clean Coasts and learn about the archaeology and geology of the island as well as the impact of climate change on coastal heritage from Cherish Staff.
Help to remove plastic and other rubbish from this Dublin landmark and learn more about the history and geology of this island. This event involves a boat trip and is restricted to people over the age of 16.
Date: 17th August 2019: 1pm-4.30pm.
Meeting point: Ireland’s Eye Ferries, West Pier, Howth.
Places are strictly limited. Book a place at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/irelands-eye-beach-clean-up-and-heritage-walk-tickets-63103955630
This event is being organised in collaboration with Clean Coasts as part of the Cherish Project.
This event is weather dependent and may be cancelled in bad weather.

Digitally Recording Glendalough
Demonstrations by Discovery Programme staff of the digital and other techniques used in modern archaeological research at St. Kevin’s Church (in monastery).
Participants will also have the chance to view 3D models of some of the sites at Glendalough that are not accessible to the public, St Kevin’s Bed and Temple Na Skellig.
Date: 19 August 11am – 2pm
Meeting point: St Kevin’s Church., Glendalough Monastic Site, County Wicklow.
This event is being organised in collaboration with the Glendalough Heritage Form.

Marine Survey Vessel Open Day
An opportunity for the Public to learn more about Irish marine research and how climate change and storminess can impact coastal heritage. Visit a marine survey vessel that has been mapping the physical, chemical and biological features of the Irish seafloor as part of the CHERISH project and Ireland’s INFOMAR seabed mapping programme. Ireland’s marine territory is 10 times greater than the land area. Come on board, see the equipment and speak to the people mapping the seabed.
Date: 24 August 10-5pm.
Meeting point: Dingle Marina, County Kerry
This event is being organised in collaboration with Infomar and the Geological Survey of Ireland as part of the Cherish Project.