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Showing posts with label Archaeology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Archaeology. Show all posts

Friday, 19 December 2014

NIEA Monuments & Building Record 2015 Programme of Public Lectures

A programme of public lectures in the Monuments and Buildings Record (MBR) has been announced for 2015. All are welcome to attend these lectures and admission is free. As space is limited, however, you are advised to come early to secure a seat.

Lecture Times: Fridays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Venue: Monument & Buildings Record, Waterman House, 5-33 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA




Marks of Time - The Buildings of Derry~Londonderry
Friday 9 January
Manus Deery, Principal Conservation Architect, NIEA

The Archaeology of the Ballycastle Collieries, Ireland’s Oldest Coal Fields
Friday 6 February
Thomas McErlean, Centre for Maritime Archaeology

Lost Industrial Archaeology of the Mournes
Friday 6 March 
Stephen Russell, Historic Monuments Council

The Irish Heritage Trust, the story so far
Friday 20 March
Kevin Baird, Irish Heritage Trust

The Geoarchaeology of County Down’s High Crosses and Round Towers
Friday 3 April 
Ian Meighan, Trinity College Dublin

Rediscovering the Lost Town and Gardens of Dunluce Castle: The Dunluce Project Archaeology & Conservation
Friday 1 May 
Andrew Gault, Archaeologist, NIEA

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Walls 400! History Conference | Sat 6 & Sun 7 April, Derry~Londonderry

Walls 400! is a programme of activities to mark the quatercentenary of the City Walls during 2013. 

The objective of Walls 400! is to fully explore the contested history that the City Walls represent and to celebrate Derry’s Walls as a present-day, national heritage asset, with the potential to unite rather than separate people. 


The Walls 400! History Conference is dedicated to unpacking the history of Derry~Londonderry's Walls. Exploring myths, tackling hard history and providing evidence-based facts. Over two days delegates will get the opportunity to quiz archaeologists and historians and to take part in practical workshops examining the fabric and use of Derry's Walls.

Full details are available in this brochure.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Rathlin Island Seminar | 24 October, 1.30 - 4.30pm, Waterman House, 5 - 33 Hill Street, Belfast

Northern Ireland Environment Agency: Built Heritage is holding an archaeological seminar on the theme of Rathlin Island to mark the publication of Rathlin Island: An Archaeological Survey of a Maritime Landscape by Wes Forsythe and Rosemary McConkey.

Credit:  NIEA: Built Heritage.

The seminar will be held on Wednesday 24th October from 1:30 - 4:30pm in the Monuments and Buildings Record, Waterman House, 5-33 Hill Street, Town Parks, Belfast, BT1 2LA.

If you are interested in attending the seminar, pre-booking is essential. To reserve a place please email [email protected] or Tel 028 9054 3159.

Monday, 25 May 2009

NIEA Archaeology Days 2009


Dunluce Castle - image source

Exploring the history beneath our feet, the NI Environment Agency's Archaeology Days for 2009 have just gotten underway, with (mostly free) events scheduled across Northern Ireland throughout the summer.

"June sees the start of a summer long series of archaeological and historical events and festivities to celebrate National Archaeology Days. There are a wide variety of interesting and exciting events taking place at historical sites and monuments across Northern Ireland."

A particularly interesting event is taking place in Belfast on Wednesday evenings throughout June:

Hidden History - the Past under Belfast’s Streets
Wednesday 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th June, 6.30pm

Organised by Belfast City Council, tours will be led by Jim O’Neill and Ruairi O’Baoill. Starting at the City Hall, the tours will include insights into the archaeology and development of the city, historic buildings, exciting episodes and characters and anything else they think will be of interest. Wear sensible footwear.
Tours are free, but must be pre-booked
Contact the BCC Culture and Arts Section.
Tel: (028) 9091 8734

Elsewhere, there are tours of Carrickfergus and Dunluce Castle; a walk around the Armagh Observatory; Bangor and Holywood through the ages; visits to Fermanagh's castles; a public excavation at Bellaghy Bawn and in Strabane, minibus and walking tours of prehistoric sites.

Download a PDF of the full programme from the NIEA website