DfC Historic Environment presents an annual HERoNI Lecture Series, providing an insight into our local heritage, archaeology and more. All of the HERoNI events are free to attend and will be hosted on Zoom at the date and times listed. To book your spot on any of the lectures just click on the Eventbrite link associated with your chosen event from the list below.

Although Coronavirus restrictions have eased, some regulations remain in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19. To ensure the safety of the public and speakers, our 2021/22 HERoNI lecture series will be conducted online.

Tales of Transformation, Inspiration and Perspiration

Friday 20 May 2022  **cancelled**
Speaker: Caroline Maguire

The majority of assets on the Heritage at Risk register are listed buildings. The Historic Environment Division works with owners, developers, heritage groups, building preservation trusts, local communities, and other stakeholders to find solutions for the issues faced by these assets and to help realise their latent potential. Once such structures are lost they are gone forever and it is important that we work together to seek solutions.

This talk will focus on Heritage at Risk and the work of the Historic Environment Division’s architectural team over the years.  A reminder of some of the many great ‘rescues’- large and small - in recent and not so recent times.  

Please note: Unfortunately this event has now been cancelled, we apologise for any inconvenience

The Pre-Plantation Archaeology of Lisburn; the Search for Medieval Origin

Friday 17 June 2022, 1-2 pm
Speaker: Aaron McIntyre

Lisburn is best known as a Plantation village first laid out in Sir Fulke Conway’s plan of the 1620s, and was the later site of a bustling linen industry, but what came before? This talk focuses on the earliest sites of settlement, occupation and industry in the area.

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