Congratulations to the Heritage category finalists:

The Liberties Weavers- Dublin

The overall aim of The Liberties Weavers is to breathe new life into the 1000 years of history, weaving, and textile production in the Liberties. They do this through organising weaving classes, community-based workshop (online and face to face), exhibitions, and historical lectures for local residents and visitors in their area. 

Athenry Arts & Heritage Centre-Galway

For 25 years, the Athenry Heritage Centre has provided accessible, interactive heritage tours for all ages and abilities to enjoy. ‘Learning History the Fun Way’, is the primary objective and the activities within the centre reflect the rich medieval history of Athenry. The Athenry Heritage Centre is fully accessible for all service users and provides Self-Guiding booklets which are available in 8 languages including Ukrainian. 

Maharees Conservation Association CLG- Kerry

Maharees Conservation Association is a 100% volunteer-run community group and charity which works with their community (both resident and visiting) NGOs, state agencies, and their local authority to protect the Maharees tombolo/sand dune system and habitats, their community, and their heritage.

Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum- Limerick

Foynes Aviation and Maritime Museum, DAC. is a not-for-profit charitable institution. They are dedicated to preserving and telling the stories of the pioneering days of aviation and passenger travel across the North Atlantic, the rich maritime history of the River Shannon and the port of Foynes and the local creation of Irish Coffee.

BirdWatch Ireland- Wexford

BirdWatch Ireland is the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. A registered charity, its aim is the conservation of wild birds and their habitats. Established in 1968, it has over 15,000 members and 30 local branches.