What's on in Waterford for Heritage Week?

There are 44 events taking place across Waterford for National Heritage Week which runs from August 13th to 21st.

This year's theme is sustainability and biodiversity with the hope of creating opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn more and ensure the preservation of Waterford's future.

All week long from 9am-4:30pm, people can enjoy 'Tramore Stories From the Past.' Visitors will be able to enjoy reading a series of storyboards at the Coastguard Cultural Centre in Tramore

The 13th of August will see free entry into Waterford's Reginald Tower. Free entry only between 9:30am and 4:45pm.


On August 15th, there will be a guided Wine Walk and Talk tour through the Viking Triangle. People in Waterford have been enjoying wine for over 1,500 years when wine was imported from Roman British.

On the same day, a Lismore Castle Virtual Reality Experience will be taking place. This provides people with the opportunity to see beyond the walls of the castle and see the rooms and halls.

On the 16th, 'Eureka' will happen in Lismore's Heritage Centre. Here a workshop that explores science through the ages will be taking place.

Children are well catered for across the week with 'Naturally Wild' biodiversity workshops happening on August 19th from 10am and 11am. Each workshop is 45 minutes long.


The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group invite you to go whale watching on August 20th at Helvic Head. While there are no guarantees of sightings, with reasonable weather there is a good chance of seeing some of the varied marine species that can be viewed locally.

For the full list of events taking place across Waterford, see the National Heritage Week website.

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