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Monday, 6th August 2018

Talk on the Vikings in Annagassan

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A not so fierce looking Viking spotted in Annagassan recently.

The Glyde Inn, in Annagassan is to host a public talk on Monday, 20th August 2018 at 8:00pm about the Vikings in Annagassan to mark National Heritage Week 2018 which will take place from 18-26 August. 

Local Historian Michael Mc Keown, who worked on the archaeological dig in Annagassan, will talk about the Vikings in Annagassan and about the archeological dig at Linn Duachaill (The Viking site in Annagassan). 

Speaking about the event, Conor O Neill of The Glyde Inn said: ‘We are very excited to host a talk about the Vikings in Annagassan and Michael who is passionate about the subject will speak about the importance of the recent archaeological dig at Linn Duachaill (The Viking Site) and the future.

“We hope that many people will be able to join us for our event. The annual Heritage Week programme is a great opportunity to learn more about your local heritage and make connections with new people and stories.” 

This is a free event but people must register beforehand at www.theglydeinn.ie/events 

The theme of this year’s National Heritage Week is ‘Sharing Stories’. During the week-long celebration of Ireland’s heritage, communities across Ireland are encouraged to share heritage stories in new ways, with new people. Coordinated by the Heritage Council, National Heritage Week is Ireland’s most popular cultural event and this year more than 570,000 people are expected to participate in over 2,000 heritage events around the country.  

The aim of National Heritage Week is to build heritage awareness and appreciation while shining a light on the great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.

One of the highlights of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, this year’s Heritage Week will also include many activities which explore and celebrate connections with our European neighbours and promote a sense of belonging to a common European space.

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