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Heritage Week runs from 18th to 26th August with over 50 events taking place in #Wicklow, many free! Heritage Week highlights the great work of communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.
Here are just a few of the great events taking place over the coming days - visit our website to see the full listing and to find out more about each of these events - bit.ly/HeritageWeekWicklow
1. Sat 18 August. Seabed Survey Vessel Open Day, Arklow Harbour. Visit a GSI Inshore Vessel with a 3D Seabed Mapping system. Meet marine geologists and see how climate change & storminess impacts coastal heritage.
2. Sat 18 August. Wicklow Mining Heritage Hill Walk, Glenmalure. Full day hike with informative talks on Wicklow's Mining Heritage. Booking required, suitable hill walking gear, lunch, snacks and drink.
3. Sun 19 August (plus 22 & 28) Discover the Demesne at Russborough House and Parklands Blessington. Russborough Guide Joan Griffith takes you on a journey of discovery: find out about the 18th Century Walled Garden, Lady’s Island, Ice House, Lime Kiln and Tomb of the 6th Earl.
4. Mon 20 August. Nature Base Stem Camp, Newtownmountkennedy. A children's Camp with bush craft, crafts, planting, nature exploration, games, science, physics, biology, chemistry (science lab) in the outdoors. Booking necessary.
Here's a truly Irish experience you can enjoy in the heart of the Wicklow Mountains, in the vale of Glendalough. Renowned sheepdog handler, Michael Crowe offers you the chance to see working border collies in action!
You will get the chance to see the Wicklow cheviot sheep being managed by expertly trained sheepdogs. With the vibrant scenery and unique atmosphere of Glendalough as the backdrop, you will be engrossed in the Irish countryside and facinated by the speed and spectacle of the working dogs and their expert handler.
Powerscourt Estate is home to one of the top three Gardens of the World, as voted by National Geographic. It's also where you'll find Ireland's highest waterfall and one of the most stunningly beautiful Palladian Mansions in the world.
Powerscourt's situation against the backdrop of the great Sugarloaf Mountain, makes it breathtaking in every season. From the ornate Italian Gardens, to the formal walks of the Rose and Kitchen Gardens, there are many hidden treasures to explore. With over 200 varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers, the 47 acres has something for everyone.
The Gardens were laid out over a period of 150 years and were designed to create a garden that was part of the wider landscape, creating one of the most majestic vistas in Ireland. Fine statuary and ironworks collected from across Europe adorn these magnificent Gardens.