LAUNCH OF HERITAGE ANGEL AWARDS NORTHERN IRELAND
Following the successful 2018 Heritage Angel Awards and Heritage in Song, Ulster Architectural Heritage are pleased to announce that the Heritage Angel Awards 2019 will be launched on the 2nd April in Armagh and in the Old Museum Building, Belfast.
Applications will also open from the 2nd of April and will close on the 31st of May. During this time, we will be running roadshows 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.