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Hedge Maintenance

Sunday 5th April
Kilmacrew House, near Banbridge
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Get Started With Horticulture

Monday 20th April
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

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Say #iwill4nature in Northern Ireland!

Thursday 23rd April
Belfast’s Window on Wildlife, 100 Airport Rd W, Belfast BT3 9ED

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Habitat Management at Slievenacloy Nature Reserve

Sunday 26th April
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
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Modernising and Decarbonising Energy in the UK Forum

Wednesday 29th April
Central London

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New roof for Carrick Castle 28 February 2020

Completion of new roof at Carrickfergus Castle a towering success (via Department for Communities)

 
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Minister for Communities Deirdre Hargey MLA has formally re–opened the Great Tower at Carrickfergus Castle, following a £1million conservation project to construct a new roof on the 800–year–old landmark.

The Castle has been in State Care since 1928 and is managed by Historic Environment Division within the Department for Communities.  It is one of the most complete examples of Norman architecture in Britain or Ireland.

Speaking today at an event at the Castle, Minister Hargey said: “This investment has secured the future of this important monument and prevented irreparable damage to the structure. Archaeologists and conservation architects within the Department worked together to design a historically appropriate roof.  What has been achieved is an outstanding piece of architecture that safeguards this important and historic place.

Read more via Department for Communities