£60 – £210

Conservation without Frontiers: North West Ulster

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Derry City, Donegal & Strabane

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The UAHS and IGS Cross-Border 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.

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

Speakers include: Dr. Brian Lacey, Paddy Matthews, Dr. Andrew McClelland, Dr. Edward McParland, Dr. Fidelma Mullane, Ronan O' Donnell, Dr. Barry O'Reilly Dr. Greg Stevenson and Prof. Alistair Rowan.


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


* Please note that the programme is subject to change.


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, a list of local accommodation options can be found here.


This course is approved for CPD by the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland and is supported by Donegal County Council and The Heritage Council under the County Donegal Heritage Plan and by Derry City & Strabane District Council.

If you wish to pay in Euro please visit: https://uahs-igs-summerschool-2017-euro.eventbrite.co.uk


The Director of the Summer School is Kevin V. Mulligan, author of The Buildings of Ireland - South Ulster (2013)

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