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Heritage Angel Awards Ceremony 2021 Belfast City Hall

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Heritage Angel Awards Ceremony 2021 Belfast City Hall

1 March 2022


On Tuesday 23rd November 2021, inspiring heritage organisations and individuals from right across Northern Ireland gathered in Belfast City Hall to celebrate a wide range of successful heritage projects. In total, six categories were awarded, from Best Craftsperson to Best Restoration under £1 million and Best Youth Involvement in a Heritage Project. It is always fantastic to see the variety of built heritage initiatives that are regularly showcased and the Heritage Angel Awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate some of the unsung heroes who might otherwise have been missed. Thank-you to everyone who
made the evening a wonderful event: to our supporters the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and Department for Communities and to Belfast City Council for the kind use of Belfast City Hall for the evening.

Award winners at the Heritage Angel Awards 2021 in Belfast City Hall
The winners of ‘Best Rescue of a Heritage Building or Place – Under £1 million,’ Cushendun Building Preservation Trust, William Colvin & Anthony Kennedy
Our host, Dr Wendy Austin
The winner of ‘Best Major Regeneration of a Historic Building or Place – Over £1 million’ Ian Wilson, Chief Executive of the Grand Opera House Belfast, with award presenter Dr Paul Mullan, Director of National Lottery Heritage Fund NI
Brigid O’Neil performing Belfast Angel and Sisters Born Here supported by Anthony Toner (guitar) Matt Evans (keyboard) and Stephen Leacock (percussion)
The winner of ‘Best Contribution to a Heritage Project by Young People’ Niamh Kelly, Youth Ambassador for Reimagine, Remake, Replay, with presenter Tim McGarry
The winner of ‘Best Craftsmanship or Apprentice on a Heritage Rescue or Repair Project’ Peter Scott, Railway Preservation Society of Ireland, for the restoration of Locomotive No. 131, with presenter William McMullan, director of CITB NI
Rory Nellis performs Belfast Tropical Ravine by John Sharpe, one of this year’s entrants in the Heritage Arts Challenge
WInner of ‘Best Research, Interpretation or Recording of a Historic Building or Place’ Isobel Hylands, founding member of Friends of Shankill Graveyard with David Weir, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council with award presenter Joe Mahon
The winners of our final category, ‘Best Maintenance of a Historic Building or Place’ Dorothy and Godfrey Coulter, owners and conservators of Killymoon Castle, Cookstown with award presenter Iain Greenway Director of the Historic Environment Division, Department for Communities
The winners of this year’s Heritage Angel Awards ‘Public Vote’ Canon Noel McGahan, Martin McKenna and Mary McGee from St. Macartan’s Church, Augher with award presenter Anne Sykes, director of The Irish News

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