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Community Places Free Planning Advice

Wednesday 2nd May
Community Places, 2 Downshire Place, Belfast BT2 7JQ
Free

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Dry Stone Walling

Sunday 6th May
Mourne Mountains
Free

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Belfast Roadshow on Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday 8th May
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, 3 Cromac Quay, Ormeau Gasworks, Belfast BT7 2JD
Free

Sustainable NI Carbon Management Training

Wednesday 9th May
Parliament Buildings, Belfast
See above

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An Evening Walk in Spring

Saturday 12th May
Belfast Area
Free

Guided bluebell walk at Prehen Wood

Sunday 13th May
Prehen Wood, Derry~Londonderry
Free

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Bluebell Stroll with the Ranger

Saturday 19th May
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Glenoe Geology Walk

Saturday 19th May
Glenoe Waterfall
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh – Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 20th May
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

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Carbon Management Course

Wednesday 23rd May
Inspire Business Park, Newtownards
£225 (No VAT to pay)

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Country Fair

Sunday 27th May
Florence Court
Normal Admission Members Free

Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

Sunday 27th May
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 28th May
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

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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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