North Westmeath Heritage Week 2019
17th - 25th August

National Heritage Week will take place from Saturday 17th to Monday 25th August. This is an annual celebration of our natural, built and cultural heritage, encompassing open days, exhibitions and demonstrations. 

Once again, a range of special events will be taking place across North Westmeath when visitors will have the chance to explore gardens and big houses, attend talks and exhibitions or try forgotten crafts. 

17augAll DayArt Exhibition in St John's ChurchThe restored church will be open during Heritage Week when it will host an exhibition of paintings by a Spanish Artist.

17augAll DayExplore the Grounds at Killua CastleExplore the grounds of Killua Castle, former residence of the Chapman family with links to T.E. Lawrence and Sir Walter Raleigh.

18aug2:00 pmThe Art of History WorkshopMeet artists from across the centuries & learn about their crafts. Design your crest and illuminate a word. Meet the talented people who lived in Fore.

19augAll DaySpark of GeniusCelebrating artists, writers and musicians who have contributed to the cultural heritage of County Westmeath.

19augAll DayNLI Travelling Exhibition: Ireland From Maps'Ireland from Maps' introduces basic mapping concepts and terminology, and explores the subtext behind some of the best known maps of Ireland.

21aug11:00 amPaul Hughes on TD Laurence Ginnell (Booking Required)Castlepollard Library presents a talk by historian Dr. Paul Hughes on Laurence Ginnell, one of two MPs turned TDs in the first Dáil.

22aug8:00 pmWhat's In A Name?Dr Aengus Finnegan will explore our field name heritage and an exhibition will feature some of the field names recorded locally.

23augAll DayGuided Tours of Tullynally Castle (Booking Required)As part of Heritage Week, enjoy a tour of Tullynally Castle on Friday 23rd or Saturday 24th August.

23aug8:00 pmRoyal Irish Constabulary Historical LectureHistorical presentation and lecture by renowned Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) historian and author Jim Herlihy.

24aug12:00 pmBeehive Mausoleum & Associated Story TellingFreestanding beehive-shaped mausoleum, built c.1835. With remains of Robert Cooke of Cookesborough House in grounds of St. John the Baptist's Church of Ireland, southwest of Delvin.