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March 26, 2020

Treasure The Past. Enrich The Future.

We are a product of our history. The hill forts, cairns, and passage tombs of prehistory; the ruins of ancient monasteries and early churches; the farm houses and low stone walls built into the landscape; the functional red brick terraces and mills; the Georgian spires and Victorian edifices presiding over our towns. Each tells a part of our story.
March 6, 2020

Heritage Stakeholder Forum Meets at Titanic Hotel

On 3rd march the NI Historic Environment Stakeholder Group met at the Titanic Hotel in Belfast. The group, organised under the auspices of Historic Environment Division, meets 4 times per year across Northern Ireland. The group covers a range of topical and strategic issues for the wider development of the sector. At this most recent meeting the Agenda included: Climate Change and the Historic Environment in Northern Ireland; and The Carrickfergus City Deal.
March 2, 2020

Completion of new roof at Carrickfergus Castle a towering success

Minister for Communities Deirdre Hargey MLA has formally re-opened the Great Tower at Carrickfergus Castle, following a £1million conservation project to construct a new roof on the 800-year-old landmark.
January 22, 2020

Adapting Historic Buildings for Climate Change - 30th January 2020

Are you a listed building owner? Come along to this free event to learn more about the work of Historic Environment Division.
December 10, 2019

Heritage Asset Audits

This report is the outcome of a pilot project. It includes nine audits covering different geographical areas in Northern Ireland – North Belfast, Downpatrick, Armagh, Upper Lough Erne, Strabane, Hillsborough, Carrickfergus, Upper Ards and Bellaghy.
December 9, 2019

Towards A New Vision For Cultural Heritage In Northern Ireland

A conference was held at the Seamus Heaney Homeplace in April 2019 to discuss cultural heritage in Northern Ireland. The conference report can be viewed below...
November 12, 2019

Sustainable Heritage Tourism Conference: “Partnerships, Resilience and Legacy”

The Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership Scheme, in partnership with The Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust and The Irish UNESCO Global Geoparks Committee, are holding a three-day conference in The Marine Hotel, Ballycastle, Co. Antrim, from 13th -15th November 2019.
October 31, 2019

Heritage Angel Awards 2019

Winners Announced at Uplifting Armagh Ceremony (via Ulster Architectural Heritage)
October 16, 2019

Defence Heritage Seminar - 25th October 2019

This one day seminar hosted by Historic Environment Division, Department for Communities in association with Down County Museum will look at various examples of Defence Heritage from across Great Britain and Ireland – both north and south. The day will discuss the challenges of recording, conservation and promotion of such sites and why it’s important for future generations to come.
October 16, 2019

Archaeological Discoveries are ‘Unearthed’

A new publication entitled ‘Unearthed’ has been published which summarises some of the most significant archaeological discoveries in Northern Ireland between 2015 and 2018
October 9, 2019

Heritage Angel Awards - 29th October 2019

Join UAH in the Market Place Theatre, Armagh on the evening of Tuesday 29th October to discover the winners of the 2019 Heritage Angel Awards and for an evening of bespoke entertainment including Heritage in Song.
May 17, 2019

A Vision for Cultural Heritage in Northern Ireland

For those of you interested in the Lonely Planet reviews, you might be surprised to learn that Northern Ireland’s culture and heritage has made it onto their list, voted as one the most interesting places to visit in the world.
April 16, 2019

Experience of Heritage in NI

Adults who visit places of historic interest enjoy higher personal wellbeing than those who do not, a survey has found.
April 15, 2019

National Heritage Week 2019 - 17th - 25th August 2019

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.
April 15, 2019

European Heritage Open Days

Each year hundreds of properties open their doors and many organisations put on events for FREE across Northern Ireland as part of European Heritage Open Days (EHOD).
April 15, 2019

Florence Court celebrates National Lottery grant

Florence Court has received a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund of £374,800 for an exciting project to restore the Kitchen Garden in the estate’s Walled Garden to its 1930s character and atmosphere.