National Heritage Week issues call for Offaly Ambassador Volunteers

Damian Moran

Reporter:

Damian Moran

The Heritage Council, coordinators of National Heritage Week (17th – 25th August 2013) has issued a call for people to get involved and promote Heritage Week in their county by becoming a County Ambassador.

The Heritage Council, coordinators of National Heritage Week (17th – 25th August 2013) has issued a call for people to get involved and promote Heritage Week in their county by becoming a County Ambassador.

Located in the local Tourism Information Office throughout the week, the role of the County Ambassador will be to provide tourists with information on what is happening in the local area as part of National Heritage Week.

Training and support will be provided by the Heritage Council and Fáilte Ireland to all volunteers the week commencing 12th August 2013. If you are interested in becoming a County Ambassador for the week, log on to www.heritageweek.ie, the deadline to apply is 31st July 2013.

Isabell Smyth, Heritage Council Communications and Education Manager commented, “The theme for this year’s National Heritage Week is ‘Discover the Past. Build the Future’. The diversity of events that take place each year during Heritage Week is what makes it unique. In addition to the thousands of Irish people who enjoy the events each year, Ireland’s heritage is also a key attraction for overseas visitors.

Recognising the opportunity to engage with tourists while they are here on holidays, the Heritage Council developed the National Heritage Week County Ambassador Volunteer Programme. Last year we had over 40 volunteers in twelve counties across Ireland. The week is a great platform for people to highlight their areas heritage assets and to promote what makes their place so unique. We are looking for people with an interest in their local area and heritage who are keen to share this interest with others. With over 1,600 events expected to take place during the week, 2013 looks set to be one of the most successful to date.”

To find out more about National Heritage Week log on to www.heritageweek.ie or download the FREE iPhone / Android Heritage Week App. You can also follow us on Twitter @heritageweek or the Heritage Week Facebook page.