Love Heritage NI are holding a variety of historical and archaeological events throughout Northern Ireland which will entertain you and showcase the work of the Historic Environment Division, DfC.

From breathtaking castles to old pagan settlements and impressive medieval abbeys and monasteries, Northern Ireland’s history can be seen through many old buildings and structures that still stand today. Steeped in centuries of history, myths and legends, these unique and impressive sites reveal surprising aspects of our past. Attend the various Love Heritage NI events which include talks and tours and lots of living history characters for the family to enjoy!

Carrickfergus Castle Food and Craft Market 

Carrickfergus Food and Craft Market 

With a variety of home-made and locally sourced food to craft stalls featuring handmade products, there is plenty to choose from! See what’s cooking in the medieval kitchen, from pottage for peasants to delicacies and specialities fit for a lord with living history demonstrations.

Archaeology Days

Celebrate NI’s Archaeology.

Find out more.

Summer Site Animations

Lots of living history characters to educate and entertain the whole family.

COMING SOON

European Heritage Open Days

A major event celebrating NI’s rich heritage every year 2nd weekend in September

Visit our EHOD Page

Places to visit

Don’t forget our State Care Monuments many of which are open all year.       

For more information visit our Places to Visit page

MBR Lecture Series

A series of interesting and informative talks; expand your knowledge of our past by attending one or more.

Visit our Monuments and Buildings Record lecture series page

For more information visit Discover Northern Ireland website.  

Check our Facebook page for updates about our events and details of “Archaeology Days” events, hosted by different organisations.

Our historic sites are there for everyone!

Have you ever thought of holding your own event or exhibition? Why not hold it at one of our sites?

For more information, email scmenquiries@communities-ni.gov.uk or call us on 028 9082 3207.

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