College Green House, BelfastRestored by Hearth in 2005
People might say it is easy to draw attention to the plight of endangered buildings but less easy to save them. The Society was aware from early on of the need to carry out practical restoration work and therefore collaborated with the National Trust in the establishment of Hearth, a body which acquires and restores historic buildings at risk.
The Society maintains a close relationship with this body which now manages a hundred houses in restored buildings. It has restored many more for sale and for other owners. Examples of buildings rescued by Hearth include the lock house at Drumbeg outside Belfast, Georgian buildings in Armagh and Belfast, and the Curfew Tower in Cushendall, many of which would almost certainly have otherwise been lost.
Full details of Hearth's current activities can be found on its website.
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