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Snowdrop Strolls

Thursday 1st February
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission Members Free

Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission Members Free

Path Edging and Bird Count

Saturday 3rd February
Comber Greenway
Free

Pond Improvement

Sunday 4th February
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

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Rethinking Engagement – A Dialogue Approach

Wednesday 7th February
Holywell Diversecity Community Partnership Building, 10–12 Bishop St, Derry

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NI Science Festival 2018

Thursday 15th February
Various, see website for details
See website for details

Brexit, Climate and Energy Policy

Thursday 15th February
Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Free

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Nest Fest

Saturday 17th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland walk at Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

Saturday 17th February
Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road
Free

Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th February
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
Free

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Priorities for Transport Infrastructure in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 20th February
Radisson Blu Hotel, The Gasworks, 3 Cromac P lace, Ormeau Road, Belfast
See website for details

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Shifting Shores Wave 2 seminar

Thursday 22nd February
Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast

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Grassroots Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 24th February
TBC
Free

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Book on Derry’s history launched 12 December 2013

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan, will launch, later today, a new book highlighting the archaeological story of Derry


The publication, by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and Derry City Council, of ‘Island City – The Archaeology of Derry~Londonderry – uncovers the story of Derry’s development from a small hunter–gatherer camp thousands of years ago to the regional centre of today. 

Launching the book Mark H Durkan said: “This beautifully produced book is written in an accessible manner and will appeal to young and old alike. It begins with the earliest settlers at Derry and moves on to describe the first farmers, the early churches and the famous walls. Many of the finds in the book have been photographed for the very first time, and together with the numerous other illustrations and accompanying text, this book provides an indispensable guide to our city’s history that will last for years to come. I think it will inspire everyone about their past.

“I am very impressed with the wealth of archaeological sites and finds that this book has revealed, ranging from the medieval knight’s effigy, the exquisite 17th century Dominican chalice and the remarkable range of high quality pottery and other goods that had been imported into Derry over the centuries.

“As part of the City of Culture celebrations this year, my Department sponsored several community–based archaeological digs, including the recent excavations at Bishop Street car park. The discoveries at Bishop Street were really exciting, and certainly captured the imagination of everyone who visited the site. This book will add to the contribution my Department has made to the City of Culture year, illustrating more of our rich culture and heritage for the future.”

Mayor of Derry City, Martin Reilly said: “Island City is for everyone who enjoys reading about our ancestors and how our city came into being. The book can be used by both tourists and locals who can visit the historic sites mentioned to gather an insight on how the environment has evolved.”

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