Conservation Without Frontiers Summer School: North West Ulster 7th-10th June 2017

Event Details

    7/6/2017 - 10/6/2017
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    Conservation without Frontiers: Exploring the Connection between Buildings and Places in North West Ulster

    UAHS and IGS’s biennial Summer School is back for 2017!

    Once again, this special event brings together students, experts and enthusiasts to explore, discuss, debate and enjoy issues relating to our shared Irish heritage in the context of Derry City & Strabane and Donegal. The event will focus on conservation and heritage led regeneration in the built environment of North West Ulster. This event is open to all and is CPD accredited with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, (RIAI).

    Featuring unique opportunities to visit and engage with the history and heritage of Donegal, Derry City and Strabane with award-winning authors, experts and practitioners in Irish architectural heritage. The programme includes talks, site visits to vernacular and civic buildings of architectural interest, demonstrations of traditional building skills and open discussions.

    Members and non-members are welcome to attend. Ticket prices range from £60-£210, or €70-€240, with reductions offered for IGS and UAHS members. All tickets also include the evening event in Letterkenny on the 7th of June. Book in Sterling here or in Euro here.

    UAHS/IGS Member rates also apply to Council and Government employees, senior citizens and those working for registered charities within the heritage sector.


    Programme Overview

    7th June – Letterkenny

    • Launch of ‘In Search of the Donegal Vernacular Cottage’ exhibition in Donegal County Museum


    8th June – Derry City

    • A series of talks in the Guildhall exploring the historic development of Derry City and examples of contemporary heritage projects

    • Walking tours of Derry City examining heritage led regeneration success stories and future developments

    • Dinner and an evening event in the Glassworks, Great James Street, Derry


    9th June – Donegal

    • Tour of St Aengus Church, Burt

    • Tour of vernacular buildings in Donegal

    • Traditional building skills demonstrations

    • Picnic Lunch in Fort Stewart

    • Talks in Ramelton on placemaking and vernacular architecture

    • Walking tour of Ramelton

    • Dinner and quiz in Conway's Bar


    10th June – Strabane

    • Tour of Holy Hill House

    • Tour of Sion Mills Stables

    • Viewing of Student Design Competition entries and presentation of awards.

    • Conclusion with celebratory lunch


    *Ticket price includes lunch, dinner and all refreshments for each day of the event, including evening entertainment and drinks receptions. Accommodation is not included in the ticket price, for a list of local accommodation options in Derry City Click here and for Letterkenny Click here.

    For more information, please contact UAHS on:

    Tel: +44 (0) 2890 550 213

    Posted: 21/3/2017

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