2018 Shortlist Announced!

The search for Northern Ireland’s Heritage Angels is moving forward with the final Heritage Angel Awards shortlist revealed.  These annual awards aim to celebrate unsung angels of local heritage- individuals or groups, who have rescued an historic building or site, worked as craftsmen or apprentices, or recorded and interpreted a historic place. 

Comprising 15 projects across five different categories, the shortlist showcases a range of diverse heritage initiatives across Northern Ireland.  The 2018 shortlist includes private owners; volunteers; community groups; apprentices; craftsmen and young people. All of whom have developed their interest in heritage, in different ways and applied their interest into quality schemes in Northern Ireland. Find out more about the 2018 shortlist below.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday 6 November at 7:30pm in the Guildhall, Derry~Londonderry at a special event, featuring ‘Heritage in Song’. Bespoke music is being developed about built heritage in Derry~Londonderry. Artists include Brigid O’Neill, Eilidh Patterson, Eoin O’Callaghan. Other special guests include: Author Glenn Patterson & Presenter Joe Mahon. The evening will be hosted by Wendy Austin, MBE.

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Public Vote

Everyone is welcome to VOTE for their favourite on the Heritage Angel NI Shortlist. To help make your decision please view the information and accompanying films for all short-listed applicants, below. One vote per email address. Closes Friday 19th October 2018.

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Shortlist 2018:

The shortlist includes 15 entries, over 5 categories, expand to find out more:


Overall UK Winner 2018

The 5 category winners from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales will be invited to attend the Historic England Angel Awards in London in late November where the overall winner will be announced.The five winners from each country will be judged by Andrew Lloyd Webber and a judge from Northern Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales. One of the 20 eligible projects will be crowned the overall winner on Tuesday 27th November, 2018.