The Heritage Council, coordinator of National Heritage Week, has issued a big thank you to all the Heritage Week event organisers across the country.
Speaking about the week Michael Starrett, chief executive of the Heritage Council, said, “2012 has been the most successful National Heritage Week to date. Throughout the month of August, the Heritage Week site recorded over 70,000 visitors. Over 1,550 events took place during the week and attendance levels recorded across the country were extremely high, in particular at built heritage events. We have also had a record high number of entries for our competitions, with over 1,300 entries in our built heritage quiz and over 1,200 images submitted to the photography competition.
“Heritage Week has become a very popular way for people to take part in enjoying and learning about heritage across the county but it could not have taken place without the dedication and commitment of communities across Ireland who have spent many months planning and organising heritage events in their area. The Heritage Council would like to sincerely thank all of the event organisers, many of whom were volunteers, for their efforts in making National Heritage Week such a success. Over 850 organisations and individuals across the country played a part in organising an event during the week.”