Conservation without Frontiers: North West Ulster Student Scholarship 2017

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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.

We are pleased to offer a number of free places for students on this year’s summer school for those studying architecture, planning, history, archaeology and other subjects related to heritage or conservation. These places include attendance at the full event, three nights accommodation in Letterkenny, transport to and from venues and all meals during the event.

If you wish to be considered for a student place, please complete the form before the 1st May 2017 . Places will be allocated by the 7th May 2017 and successful candidates will be notified. Student ID is required.

Click the link below to apply. Please note that booking a ticket through Eventbrite is not a valid application.

Student Scholarship Application Form

Student Design Competition

As part of the Conservation without Frontiers Summer School the UAHS and IGS will run a student competition exploring ideas of sensitive reuse of existing buildings and new development within an historic environment.

Students will be invited to submit one A3 poster using sketches, words and images to detail a proposal for either a new building in a vacant site or a proposal of how to reuse and regenerate an existing building. The buildings and sites to be considered will be released to successful scholars as part of a brief closer to the event. The competition winners will be chosen by a panel of experts in the field of built heritage and each will receive a cash bursary.

All successful applicants will also have the opportunity to submit a review of the event, with one successful review published in the Perspective magazine.

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 regeneration projects.
• Walking tours of Derry City taking in the walls, conservation success stories and future developments
• Dinner and an evening event in an historic Derry building

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

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.

The Director of the Summer School is Kevin V. Mulligan, author of The Buildings of Ireland - South Ulster (2013) and the Summer School is kindly supported by Donegal County Council and The Heritage Council under the County Donegal Heritage Plan and by Derry City & Strabane District Council.

* Please note that the programme is subject to change.

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