LAUNCH OF HERITAGE ANGEL AWARDS NORTHERN IRELAND
The 2019 Heritage Angel Awards were officially launched on 2 April at the Palace Demesne, Armagh and later in the Old Museum Building, Belfast. The Awards are supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council.
Applications/nominations will close at midnight on Friday 31st of May. During this time, information roadshows will take place across Northern Ireland to answer questions from applicants and offer information about the awards process.
The next Heritage Angel awards ceremony will be taking place in Armagh on 29th October 2019.
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.
In 2018 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.
We were delighted that Foyle Civic Trust one of Northern Ireland’s winning projects was awarded the 2018 Overall UK Heritage Angel Award for their Townscape Heritage Initiative.
This 2018 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.