Ashford Heritage Centre's Heritage Week Programme
You may be interested in participating in the upcoming events planned at the Ashford Community & Heritage Centre to celebrate National Heritage Week. Please note that places are limited for the adult and children’s calligraphy workshop so please reserve your place as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. (If you have visited our centre then you will have seen a sample of calligrapher, Oona Tully’s work in our foyer). Our evening talk by Patricia Butler is the last in our lecture series and will involve a unique exploration of some local historic garden gems as featured in the author’s publication with Mary Davies entitled “Wicklow Through the Artists Eye”. Download our Heritage Week @ Ashford Flyer below
ASHFORD COMMUNITY & HERITAGE CENTRE
‘SEAMUS HEANEY HEDGE SCHOOL OF GLANMORE’ EXHIBITION Explore the work of the late poet and his close association with nearby Glanmore in Ashford through an exhibition featuring original manuscripts, photographs, articles and audio readings . Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 4. pm
NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK EVENTS
22ND – 30TH AUGUST 2015
SUN 23rd August CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
Artist, Oona Tully will instruct participants in this hands on workshop using the medium of calligraphic script inspired by Heaney’s early Irish poetry translations.
12 – 1pm Children’s Workshop, for ages 8 years +/ 2- 3 pm Adults Workshop
*FREE Places are limited so please book now at firstname.lastname@example.org
WED 26th August WICKLOW THROUGH THE ARTISTS EYE
Art Historian, lecturer and author, Patricia Butler will give an illustrated talk on the landscape and historic demesnes in the Ashford area including Mount Usher, Kilmacurragh, Killruddery and Powerscourt. This is the final evening talk in our Summer school programme and promises to be a very special event. FREE 8.00pm
FRIDAY 28th August TRADITIONAL MUSIC IN THE SCHOOLHOUSE
All are welcome to enjoy an evening of music and song featuring local artists to celebrate the new role of the former schoolhouse as the Ashford Community & Heritage Centre. 8.00pm €10 charge to support the running of the centre.
Sundays 23rd & 30th August GUIDED WALKS IN THE DEVILS GLEN
Meet at the main carpark @ 2.30 in this Coillte owned woodland approx. 3 km from Ashford. Duration of walk approx. 2 hours, moderate level along forest tracks.
The Seamus Heaney Hedge School of Glanmore is an initiative of the Ashford Community & Development Centre and is supported by funding from The Heritage Council and Wicklow County Council as an action of the County Wicklow Heritage Plan