Following last year’s outstanding success, the second Heritage Angel Awards NI were afforded a double launch on 18 April.  The first took place in the historic St Augustine’s Church, Derry~Londonderry, followed by Belfast at the Old Museum Building, College Square North.

At the Derry~Londonderry event local presenter Joe Mahon said that he had found the 2017 Awards engaging, interesting and inspiring and emphasised the importance of supporting the unsung heroes of heritage. In Belfast we heard from two of last year’s winners, Bill Wolsey, the Dirty Onion and Sebastian Graham, Mills of Northern Ireland.  Bill Wolsey stated that if we look after the buildings, the buildings will look after the people and highlighted the value of investment in our built heritage.

Brigid O’Neill and Anthony Toner performed their bespoke compositions about buildings of Belfast written for the 2017 Heritage Angel Awards NI ceremony. An initiative supported in 2017 by Heritage Lottery Fund NI.

Lifetime Achievement Award
11th October 2017

Shortlist Announced
10th August 2017