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New Year’s Day Winter Walk

Monday 1st January
Mount Stewart
Adult £10, Child £5

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Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 7th January
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh
Free

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Have a go: Hedge laying

Saturday 20th January
Mount Stewart
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Meadow Management

Sunday 21st January
Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor
Free

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Action Renewables Energy Association (AREA) – The Opportunities in Energy Storage

Tuesday 23rd January
The Doyen, 829 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7GY
£66

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Griddle Baking

Saturday 27th January
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

Get Stuck In at Murlough

Sunday 28th January
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

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Historic cottages to be restored 7 June 2017

A row of listed cottages, which are some of the oldest buildings in Belfast, are to be saved from ruin (via BBC News)


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Image by Albert Bridge, licensed under CC–BY–SA–2.0

Six of the Rosetta Cottages in south Belfast have fallen into disrepair.

They were built in the early 1800s and housed saddlers who plied their trade to passing travellers.

Now a housing association is to restore them, turning them into two homes, but retaining their façade and unique features.

The Hearth Heritage division of Clanmill Housing Group is in charge of the project at the junction of the Ravenhill and Ormeau Roads.

Siobhan Brown said Northern Ireland did not have too many heritage buildings and it was important to hold on to them.

“These are iconic buildings for this area and they add to its character so it’s vital that they’re kept,” she said.

The plan is to maintain as much of the original fabric of the building as possible and reinstating original features including doors and windows.

Read more via BBC News…