European Heritage Days 2022: Visit the wine capital of Ireland

The European Heritage Days are one of the biggest cultural events that take place in 50 countries in Europe. From mid-August to early November, thousands of events will take place across these countries to celebrate their national culture and heritage. Take a look at our video from Waterford, Ireland’s wine capital. 

Ireland held a week-long celebration this year from August 13 -21. Our local reporter Cliona Purcell did a report on an event held in Waterford. The event was called Wine and Waterford and organised by Waterford Treasures Museum.

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Cliona Purcell and Waterford Treasures showcase the rich history of wine culture in Ireland before it became a popular beer and whiskey country. The event was a guided walking tour through the medieval wine vaults accompanied by wine tasting.

She also shows the environmentally friendly technique of building ceilings in medieval times called the wicker ceiling.

Visitors during the guided walking tour.

Filmed by local volunteers

The ‘Local Heritage Reports’ will be filmed by young local reporters from 10 target countries this year, such as Ireland, Finland, and Germany amongst others. The theme this year for European Heritage days is sustainability. Our reporters will uniquely capture the theme in their reports.

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