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!

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

Defence Heritage Seminar: Recording and Conserving a Vulnerable Resource

This one day seminar hosted by Department for Communities in association with Down County Museum will look at various examples from across Great Britain and Ireland – both north and south. The day will discuss the challenges of recording, conservation and promotion of such sites and why it’s important for future generations to come.

European Heritage Open Days (EHOD)

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

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.

Historic Environment Record of Northern Ireland (HERoNI) Lectures

Each year, the Department's Historic Environment Division organises a series of lectures by professional archaeologists, architects and historians to highlight various aspects of our local heritage.

View details of the 2019/20 lecture series;

Historic Environment Tours

Historic Environment Division will be running tours of Nendrum Ecclesiastical Site, Ballycopeland Windmill, Newtownards Priory and Mountsandel Fort on selected days from April to August 2019.

Details on how to book Historic Environment tours are available.

Historic sites 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 or call us on 028 9082 3207.

Get involved with heritage!

Share your photos and stories on the Love Heritage NI Facebook page. Check out a world of new facts and old places!

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