March 26, 2020
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
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
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
Are you a listed building owner? Come along to this free event to learn more about the work of Historic Environment Division.
December 9, 2019
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
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 16, 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
A new publication entitled ‘Unearthed’ has been published which summarises some of the most significant archaeological discoveries in Northern Ireland between 2015 and 2018
May 17, 2019
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 15, 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.