On Saturday 25th August 2018, Portrun Development Association joined in the nine-day celebration of Ireland’s natural, built and cultural heritage. The aim of the week was to promote awareness of our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation. National Heritage Week is coordinated by the Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation. The day also coincided with Water Heritage Day.
On the day Mr J.J. Earley MSc and Ms Catherine Seale, Waters and Community Officer educated and inspired participants. Mr Early highlighted the variety of biodiversity which included plants, animals and the habitats of which they are part. The processes of biodiversity help to provide the planet with fresh air, clean water, pollination of crops, fertility of soil and control of pests and diseases.
Chairperson of Portrun Development Association, Mr Gerry Hanlon thanked the speakers for their knowledge and wonderful presentations. He said the event highlighted the abundance of great work that is carried out in the community and encouraged everyone to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage. He also encouraged the community to participate in on-going environmental and heritage events.