This month, I officially launched the free DLR Heritage Winter Programme 2019 today in Marlay House. The programme runs until the beginning of March.
The Winter of Heritage event is part of a series of free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. They are suitable for schools, students, families, community groups, active retired, historic groups, and tourists interested in local heritage.
Our local heritage is so important to explore and commemorate and I am delighted to launch the DLR Winter Heritage Programme here in Marlay House. The programme includes numerous free events and talks in many of the prominent heritage sites in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown, including the fabulous Marlay House itself.
Between January and March, numerous free talks and tours will take place in historic structures, sites and museums. I know that many people have never seen the inside of our local heritage structures, despite maybe seeing them from the outside on a regular basis. Now is a chance to explore these buildings and to learn about our local history.
I encourage people to explore the DLR Heritage website to find out what events are happening or to have a look at the DLR Heritage Programme booklet.
My department has launched a public consultation on Heritage Ireland 2030, looking for people’s views on Ireland’s built and natural heritage. This consultation runs until the end of February and will include public information events. More details on these events and how to submit your views can be found on the Heritage Ireland 2030 website.