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Monday, 5 January 2015

Marks of Time: The Building of Derry~Londondeery - Friday 9 January 2015

Marks of Time: The Building of Derry~Londondeery is a free public lecture with Manus Deery, Principal Conservation Architect NIEA on Friday 9th January 2015.

Sketch by Manus Deery.

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

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

Monday, 6 January 2014

Sow's Ears & Silk Purses - Hearth's work with derelict buildings | Friday 10 January

The first of the 2014 MBR Public Lectures will take place in the Pat Collins reading room in Waterman House, 5-33 Hill Street, Belfast. BT1 2LA this Friday 10th January, 1pm. Free entry.

MBR, 5 - 33 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA.

'Sow's Ears & Silk Purses' will explore Hearth's work with derelict buildings

For further information please call 028 9054 3159 or email [email protected].

Monday, 9 December 2013

Monuments and Buildings Record 2014 Programme of Public Lectures

The Monuments and Buildings Record's programme of free public lectures returns in 2014 with a host of free events in the public reading room at Waterman House, 5-33 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA.

For further information or to be kept up to date with public events in the MBR please call 028 9054 3159 or email [email protected]

MBR, Waterman House, 5-33 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA

All events: 1:00pm to 2:00pm (additional lecture in September to coincide with Culture Night Belfast)

Friday 10th January
Marcus Patton, Hearth Housing
Sow's Ears & Silk Purses - Hearth's work with derelict buildings.

Friday 7th February
Prof Audrey Horning, QUB
Ireland in the Virginian Sea: comparative archaeology of early modern Atlantic expansion.

Friday 7th March
Declan Hill, Forum for Alternative Belfast
BELFAST/ a method - ideas for development.

Friday 4th April
Mike King, Down County Museum
Moving, conserving and interpreting the Downpatrick High Cross.

Friday 2nd May
Cormac McSparron, Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork
Digging Culture in Derry / Londonderry: Excavations at Elagh Castle and a Seventeenth Century fortification at Prehen House.

Friday 6th June
Dr Rowan McLaughlin, QUB
Rewriting the (Pre) history of Ulster: A synthesis of developer led excavation, monuments and earthworks.

Friday 4th July
Niall Colfer, UCD
Turning Stone into Bread: The Millstone Quarries of the Mourne Mountains.

Friday 1st August
Michael Coulter, Director, Built Heritage
Canals and Navigations - the heritage perspective.

Friday 19th September
1:00pm Sir Robin Masefield
Grey Point Fort - Northern Ireland's Maritime World War One Legacy.
4:00pm Philip Orr, Historian & Author
September 1914- the men of Belfast sign up for the First World War - an illustrated centenary lecture.

Friday 3rd October
Robert Heslip, Belfast City Council
Heritage Practice in Contested Spaces.

Friday 7th November
Dr Emily Murray, Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork
Digging up Medieval Derry: Excavations at Bishop Street Within.

Friday 5th December
Dr Philip MacDonald, Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork Recent Historical & Archaeological Research at Dundrum Castle.

Accessing the Monuments and Buildings Record

Visit: The publicly accessible Pat Collins Reading Room provides access to records, maps and photographs. Copies of records and photographs may be purchased. No appointment is necessary.

Opening times: Tuesday - Friday: 9:30am - 1:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:30pm (excluding public holidays)

Address: Waterman House, 5-33 Hill Street, Belfast, BT1 2LA

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Realising the Value of NI's Historic Environment | Fri 1 Feb, 1pm, MBR, Belfast

Northern Ireland Environment Agency will host a lecture in the MBR, NIEA, Hill Street, Belfast on Friday 1st February, 1pm. Realising the Value of Northern Ireland's Historic Environment will be hosted by Dr Brian Williams of NIEA's Strategy Group. 

For more information phone NIEA on 02890 543159.

NIEA MBR, Hill Street, Belfast.

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.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Derry City Walls Gazetteer now available free from NIEA

The new gazetteer is the third publication on the city's walls from NIEA since 2007. All three are available from the NIEA website.

A new gazetteer which describes the walls of Derry in detail is now available as a free PDF download from the NIEA website:

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