The Heritage Angel Awards celebrate the efforts of people who go to extraordinary lengths to protect, save, record and share their local heritage.
The awards recognise people who champion their local heritage and share and practise forgotten craft skills. They also celebrate young people, recognising their efforts to learn about heritage.
This year five winning projects were chosen from a short list of fifteen.
Two additional categories were also awarded by the Northern Ireland panel. Mary McLaughlin, Heritage Advocate was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Ciara Denvir & Peter Boyle were the recipients of the Peoples’ Vote for the restoration of their family home, Ormiston House.
This year’s winners were announced at an exceptional ceremony on Tuesday 6 November, at the Guildhall, Derry~Londonderry. The ceremony which was hosted by Wendy Austin also incorporated “Heritage in Song” staged by local singer song-writers Brigid O’Neill, Eilidh Patterson and Eoin O’Callaghan. Local writer Glenn Patterson also provided a reading.
In 2017 winners were announced at a special ceremony on Tuesday 7th November, at the Grand Opera House, Belfast.
View the 2017 categories and shortlisted applicants below.