HHI Houses for Heritage Week
Historic Houses of Ireland members are opening their homes for all of Heritage Week!
We represent some 150 protected properties in private hands, ranging in size from large castles to more modest country homes. Many have been in the hands of the same families for generations and so their landscapes and woodlands have been preserved almost intact over the centuries. Others were more recently acquired by passionate new owners who have dedicated themselves to restoring both their homes and preserving the lands they stand on. Our members are so excited to welcome you into their homes and gardens to discover more about what makes these wonderful houses and their lands truly sustainable and champions of biodiversity, the overarching themes for Heritage Week 2022.
Learn about our owners' passion for heritage and biodiversity at first hand right throughout Heritage Week!
Follow HHI's Heritage Trail here for details of most of the houses listed below: https://www.heritageweek.ie/nc/my-events-trail?id=iadbpndugy
Historic Houses of Ireland - Heritage Week by Day:
Sunday, 14th August
Blarney, Co. Cork.
Tour of Blarney House 14th August 10.00 am -2.00 pm
Monday, 15th August
Glaslough, Co. Monaghan
Guided Tour of Walled Garden 15th August 11.30 am - 12.30 pm
Tuesday, 16th August
Glaslough, Co. Monaghan
Guided Tour of Walled Garden 16th August 11.30 am - 12.30 pm
Wednesday 17th August
Guided Tour of House and Grounds 12.00 am - 4.00 pm
Mature Native Woodland Walk 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
From Buds to Bees: Pollinators and their Interaction with Plants 11-12 pm, 2- 3pm
Thursday, 18th August
Tour of House and Gardens by owner 18th August 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Co. Offaly Biodiversity With Pond Dipping at Birr Castle Demesne 18th August 11.30 am-12.30 pm, 2.30 pm-3.30 pm
Visit one of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in Ireland. 18th August 2.00 pm-2.30 pm, 3.00-3.30 pm, 4.00-4.30 pm, 5.00-5.30pm
Saturday, 20th August
Ballykilcavan House and Brewery,
Tour of Brewery and Yard - Sustainability in nature, heritage and business 2.00 pm - 3.30 pm
Visit of Gardens, 20th August
Free Tours of the House 12.00 pm, 2.00 pm, 4.00 pm.
Personal Guided House Tours traversing 1,500 years of Irishing history August 20th
Visitors will be whisked through 1,500 years of Irish history and will experience Clonalis's rich heritage through historic documents, such as the last known recorded verdict of brehon law, heirlooms, the harp of Turlough O’Carolan, the inauguration stone of the O’Conor Kings, and family portraits which all play an integral part in the telling of the O’Conor family’s story.
Tours can be booked online on www.clonalishouse.com
THROUGHOUT HERITAGE WEEK:
Tours throughout the week but still lots of space on Sunday August 14th and Sunday August 21st at 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm.
Please book in advance: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: 5 euro per person.
Corravahan House: Architecture & History Tours 13th-21st August
Lodge Park Steam Museum and Walled Garden,
13th -21st August 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Tour of House and Gardens, 15th to 21st August 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm.
Guided Tour of Interiors of Birr Castle
Check Birr Castle entry on this website for details.
House Tours, 13th-21st August, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Cappamore, Co. Limerick
Tours must be booked in advance through: https://www.hfhtours.ie/castlegarde-castle/
HERITAGE WEEK TOURS CANCELLED DUE TO COVID. Apologies for inconvenience.
North Mayo Heritage Centre,
A long lists of exhibitions, talks and workshops ranging from gardening to vintage cars and trains throughout Heritage Week.
For further details: www.northmayogenealogy.com/events