Heritage Sites Go ‘En Fete’

This October 1st, visitors to the Irish Heritage Trust managed properties, which include Fota House & Gardens in Cork; Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens in Wexford (pictured); and Strokestown Park in Roscommon can enjoy an Autumn Fête - a vibrant celebration of heritage and positive aging.

Designed to bring family generations together, the event will offer an impressive array of indoor and outdoor experiences, catering to both the young and the young at heart. Coinciding with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons and Positive Aging Week 2023, the Autumn Fête embraces the spirit of aging and will feature a rich tapestry of activities including lawn croquet, personalised tours, music, dance, funfair amusements, wellness activities, wildlife encounters, nature trails, scavenger hunts, and a medley of vintage and traditional activities.

All Irish Heritage Trust properties are dog-friendly, and staff and volunteers look forward to welcoming all members of the family to the Autumn Fête. Food and treats will be available at food stalls and at the visitor attraction cafés, catering to various dietary requirements.

Launching the first Autumn Fête, Anne O’Donoghue, CEO of the Irish Heritage Trust, says:

“The Irish Heritage Trust takes pride in celebrating people, place and participation. Our commitment lies in preserving the wisdom and experience of our cherished older community members and fostering a welcoming environment that encourages their active participation while also harnessing their invaluable knowledge to pass down to the generations that follow.”

The Irish Heritage Trust is an independent non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation, sustainable development and interpretation of Ireland's built and natural heritage.