Gathering meet and greet at the Curragh Camp

The Curragh Military Museum
A meet and greeet will take place at the Curragh Camp to coincide with Hertiage Week 2013 with a mini gathering at the Clubroom on Saturday, August 24 at 11am.

A meet and greeet will take place at the Curragh Camp to coincide with Hertiage Week 2013 with a mini gathering at the Clubroom on Saturday, August 24 at 11am.

The event is organised by the Curragh Local History Group. Former military and civilian Curragh residents will be on hand to meet and greet returning colleagues and neighbours. If around on the day feel free to drop in, examine the exhibits and renew old acquaintances. Overseas visitors with Curragh connections especially welcome.

The Military Museum will be open for the occasion.

The Heritage Council runs Heritage week with the one aim to protect and enhance the richness, quality and diversity of national heritage for everyone.

They work with local community groups to increase awareness of Ireland’s national heritage and to highlight it’s importance to public policy and everyday life.

Elsewhere he Tower of Allen will be open free to the public for the week from 10am to 4pm.

The tower was built in 1859 by Sir Gerald George Aylmer. It commands extensive views of the surrounding countryside. On each step of the tower is inscribed the names of the men and women who built it.

Meanwhile there is a free workshop at Newbridge Libary on Tuesday, August 20 for under 12’s at 12.15pm called ‘Our Natural Hertiage and Biodiversity’.

A talk will also take place on the 1913 Lockout at 7pm.