National Heritage Week Kicks Off This Weekend

118 events have been organised in the midlands.

A programme of 118 events kicks off in the midlands tomorrow for National Heritage Week.

The theme of this year's event is biodiversity and sustainability, with a range in-person and online events between August 13th and 21st.

Some of the highlights locally include Clara Music and Literary Festival, an open day at Athlone Castle, and a guided night-time walk around Abbeyleix Bog.

Heritage Officer with Laois County Council, Catherine Casey says there's something for everyone:

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