Heritage Angel Awards NI – Winners Announced

31st October 2017

The quest for the first ever Heritage Angels in Northern Ireland came to a conclusion on Tuesday 7 November with the presentation of six awards at the inaugural Heritage Angel Awards NI, which took place in the Grand Opera House, Belfast. Each of the winners will go forward to a high profile London ceremony for the opportunity to become overall winner.


Best Rescue of a Historical Building

Bill Wolsey – Project: The Dirty Onion – WINNER

Hearth Revolving Fund Project : Sion Mills Stables – highly commended
A and E Damoglou Project: 71 Main Street, Moira – highly commended


Best Contribution to a Historic Project by Young People

Tom Meharg – Project: Belfast Community Archaeology Dig – WINNER

Red Brick Belfast Project: Red Brick Belfast – highly commended
AmmA Centre Armagh Project: AmmA 2.0 – highly commended


Best Craftsman or Apprentice on a Heritage Rescue or Repair Project

Chris Balmer, George Irwin & Kieran Loughran – Project: Ballycopeland Mill Restoration – WINNER

Callum McCaffrey Project: Mount Stewart Restoration – highly commended
Bernard Cunningham Project: Ceiling Rose Restoration – highly commended


Best Rescue, Recording or Interpretation of a Historic Place

Bellanaleck Local History Project: The resettlement of eleven WWI ex-Group servicemen on Cleenish Island, Upper Lough Erne – WINNER

Inland Waterways Assoc Project: New Life for the Old Canal – highly commended
Sebastian Graham Project: Mills of Northern Ireland – highly commended


Public Vote

Sebastian Graham, Mills of Northern Ireland