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Nov 2017 right left


Storytelling by the Fire

Friday 3rd November
Florence Court
Adult £15

Autumn Garden Walk

Saturday 4th November
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5

Jo’s Walks — The building of Murlough: Part 1

Saturday 4th November
Murlough NNR, Keel Point, Dundrum entrance
No Charge, Donations Welcome


Changing Landscapes: Protecting the environment in a new Europe

Monday 6th November
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh

Heritage Angel Awards 2017 – Featuring ‘Heritage in Song’!

Tuesday 7th November
Grand Opera House, Belfast BT12 4GN

ESRC Festival of Social Science – SMEs meeting the climate change challenge

Tuesday 7th November
110 Victoria Street, Belfast BT1 3GN
See website for details


Key issues for energy policy in Northern Ireland: security of supply, the single energy market and the future for renewables

Thursday 9th November
TBC, Belfast
See website for details

The Future of the UK Environment: delivering health and wellbeing over the next 25 years

Thursday 9th November
Aston University, Birmingham
See website for details


BTO NI Conference

Saturday 11th November
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
see above

Path Maintenance & Scrub Control

Sunday 12th November
Bog Meadows Nature Reserve Belfast


How GDPR will impact your organisation

Friday 17th November
Rural Community Network, 38a Oldtown Street, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone BT80 8EF

Innovative Learning using GIS, ICT and Fieldwork

Saturday 18th November
Tollymore Field Studies Centre
£45 including lunch

Have a go: Dry Stone Walling

Saturday 18th November
Strangford Lough
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Creative Writing Workshop

Saturday 18th November
Mount Stewart

Family Festive Film Fun

Saturday 18th November
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free


UK Farming and the Environment Post–Brexit

Tuesday 21st November
TBC, Central London
See website for details

BRICK Workshop 33, Hillsborough Castle

Tuesday 21st November
Hillsborough Castle
£19, bursaries available


ASCENT Workshop

Thursday 23rd November
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, 32 Hilltown Road, Bryansford, Newcastle


NIEA Conference on Water Framework Directive – Future Partnerships

Saturday 25th November
College of Agriculture Food & Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Greenmount Campus, 45 Tirgracy Road, Antrim BT41 4PS


Saturday 25th November
Castle Ward
Normal Admission, Members Free

Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 26th November
Gilford Castle, Gilford Co Armagh

World Forum on Natural Capital 2017

Monday 27th November
Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh
See website for details


An Introduction to Legacy Fundraising

Thursday 23 February 2017

Arts Resource Centre, 7 Donegall St Place, Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2FN



Registration now open!

On the 23rd February, NIEL’s Heritage Lottery Funded “Investing in Northern Ireland’s Heritage” programme will be hosting a free workshop on legacy fundraising in partnership with Will to Give. Will to Give promote charitable giving in Northern Ireland and provide support to the charitable sector in developing legacy market.

This workshop will introduce legacy fundraising and highlight the opportunities presented to the heritage and environment sector in Northern Ireland.

“In the UK, 74% of people support charities but only 6% of them leave a charitable gift in their Wills when they die. Yet, 35%, when asked, say they would be happy to leave a “small amount” to a Charity in their Will….The figures are truly stupendous. In the UK, in the ten years to 2011, the money left in legacies to charities varied between £1.7 billion and £2.1 billion…The sums involved are so huge, the impact of this money is so transforming, that it transcends any other form of fundraising…”

“How to Love Your Donors (to Death)”, Stephen Pidgeon


  • What is Legacy Fundraising?
  • The potential of Legacy Fundraising for your charity
  • Tips to promote gifts in wills successfully

This workshop will be facilitated by:

Kevin Harper – Legacy Fundraiser, Cancer Research & Management Committee member of Will to Give

Deirdre Murphy – Dee Consulting & Will to Give Support Officer

Spaces are limited, secure your place today!

To register, please click here.


Cost   More Details Free
Time   More Details 13:00 – 16:00
Contact   More Details Murdo Murray
028 9045 5770