Heritage Week 2022

heritage week events notice

Heritage Week 2022 is nearly here and we want to share an overview of the events that we have planned for this annual celebration. There is everything from art exhibitions, to guided walks, lectures and archaeology workshops!

 

Art Exhibition | Born to be Wild | Saturday 13th to Sunday 21st

Open: 9.00pm – 5.30pm

About the artists:

Emily Walsh is a young artist who is steadily turning her passion for painting into a business. She started out making handmade cards, which soon expanded to commission paintings. She paints everything from cars and tractors, to people and pet portraits. Emily has studies Art and Interior Design. At present she works as an Interior Designer while doing art in her free time. She is an animal lover with many of her own. She has rabbits, goats, cats, dogs and horses. She has an eye for detail and tries to capture each animal’s personality in her work.

Tara Walsh is a native of Connemara and lives with her husband in Oughterard, Co. Galway. Ever since she was a child she was very creative, which lead her to study art. She has an honours degree in Fine Art & Design. Her three children have since grown up. This gives her time to go off for the day and paint in plein air. Tara take her inspiration from the beauty of nature in her surrounding area. She takes sketches back to her studio to experiment with different mediums, like linocut and watercolours. Her favourite medium is oil painting. She hopes to continue to express herself through art and painting. Also, to bring inspiration to others and find calmness in nature and the art of looking.

Venue: Indoor Picnic Room at Connemara National Park Visitor Centre

 

Guided Walk | Nature & History of Ellis Wood | Saturday 13th & Sunday 21st

Start Time: 2.30pm

Description:

Enjoy a ramble through a lovely Ellis Wood discussing the natural history of this special place.

Venue: Connemara National Park

 

Family Friendly Walk | Bog Road Nature Walk | Sunday 14th & Saturday 20th  

Start Time: 2.30pm

Description:

Explore the flora and fauna of the Old Bog Road on this gentle walk, suitable for everyone.

Venue: Connemara National Park

 

Connemara Pony Information | Monday 15th, Wednesday 17th & Friday 19th  

Times: 10.00am – 12.00noon

Description:

Get up close and personal with one of the Park’s herd and learn all about this celebrated native breed.

Venue: Pony Stables at Connemara National Park

 

Special Guest Lecture | Exploring 10 Ways to Achieve a More Sustainable Planet| Monday 15th    

Start Time: 12.00noon

Description:

Marina Mulligan is a Conservation Biologist who has previously researched rainforest species and the bioacoustics of birdsong. Her background includes a BSc in Zoology and MSc with the University of Exeter. With a huge interest in communicating science to the public, she hopes to inspire people to take their own actions against biodiversity loss.

Venue: AV Theatre at Connemara National Park

 

Archaeology Workshop | Archaeological Site Survey Demonstration| Monday 15th, Wednesday 17th & Friday 19th  

Start Time: 2.30pm

Description: This archaeological survey workshop involves demonstrating the basic techniques used to record an archaeological monument.

Venue: Connemara National Park

Bookings: 15 spaces only, please book in advance to guarantee a place on this workshop. Please phone +353 (0)95 41054

 

Art Workshop | Art for All the Family| Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th  

Start Time: 12.30pm on 17th & 2.30pm on 18th

Description: Learn how to draw animals and plants of the National Park and make your own greeting card to take home.

Venue: Connemara National Park

 

Wednesday Evening Lecture | Creating of a Wildlife Habitat in Baunoge, Letterfrack| Wednesday 17th

Start Time: 8pm

Description: This evening talk explores the creation of a wildlife habitat over a number of years on a small boggy site near Letterfrack.  It is interesting to see the diverse variety of wildlife which have taken up residence around our little house!

Venue: AV Theatre at Connemara National Park

 

Water Heritage Day | Sunday 21st 

Time: TBC

Description: TBC

Venue: Connemara National Park