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!

Winter Tales and Christmas Craft 

Looking for Christmas activities to do with the kids this December? Why not come along to Storytime and Craft at Carrickfergus Castle on Saturday 9th December? Booking essential!

Call 028 9082 3207 or email

Christmas Wreath Making

Why not step into the festive season by making your very own Christmas wreath? Join Linda O'Kane at Carrickfergus Castle to produce a handmade wreath made with beautiful fresh flowers and foliage to hang on your door this Christmas. We have two sessions at 10 am and 1pm. All materials are provided but you are asked to bring a strong pair of scissors or secateurs.

Book your tickets.

MBR Lecture Series

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

Our next lecture takes place on Friday 24 November from 1pm-2pm at Ulster Museum. The lecture will be given by HED architect Manus Deery entitled: Marks of Strabane: The Built Heritage of a Barony in Co Tyrone. A wealth of historic buildings and structures can be found in this region. Taken together they illustrate its history, the influence of its unique geography and the impact of national and international ideas. The talk, illustrated by watercolours, will consider these features and how they tell this story.

Visit our Monuments and Buildings Record lecture series 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

Summer Site Animations

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


European Heritage Open Days

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

Visit our EHOD 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 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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