HED has supported the completion of nine audits of local areas across Northern Ireland – North Belfast, Downpatrick, Armagh, Upper Lough Erne, Strabane, Hillsborough, Carrickfergus, Upper Ards and Bellaghy. The audits aim to examine the heritage assets of a defined area, alongside the capacity and activities of the relevant heritage organisations. They aim to build a picture and identify opportunities for development that can further support our historic environment while strengthening community cohesion, opportunities and economic growth. The audits are available at NI Heritage Delivers.
Based on these pilot audits, HED has created a map of proposed audit areas in Northern Ireland.