This project is a legacy project from the 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, a year of events, activities and celebrations all around Europe to get people interested and involved in cultural heritage. Heritage is our cultural identity, values and traditions that we have inherited from previous generations, live with today, and pass on to future generations. It includes buildings, monuments, historical and archaeological sites, museum objects, our customs, sports, language, music, dance, folklore, crafts and skills, and natural heritage, such as landscapes, wildlife habitats and biodiversity.
In order to reach out to new demographics and audiences and seek engagement from people in a way never previously used by the Heritage Office of Roscommon County Council, this was a social media project. People were asked to follow https://twitter.com/roscommonie or https://www.instagram.com/roscommon.ie/ for daily prompts on how you might make a connection with heritage.
For one week in October 2019 we will ask people to tell us how you make a connection with heritage and share your stories and photos with us using the hastags #makeaconnection, #roscommonheritage and #europeforculture’.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.