Connecting Heritage


The Belfast Charitable Society in collaboration with The Heritage Project warmly invite you to an event at Clifton House on Thursday 13 October 2016. If you manage or work for a small, privately run heritage site that wishes to increase their impact in the heritage sector, then this is the event for you! This workshop is aimed at addressing the specific challenges facing these kinds of heritage sites through sharing skills and expertise. The event will present guest speakers and provide a space to meet colleagues working across a range of heritage organisations and share ideas. We hope this will be the first of many events that will consolidate links between different organisations, building capacity within our sector.

If you are an individual working in the heritage sector or a representative of a heritage organisation and would like to submit a proposal for a presentation for ‘Connecting Heritage’ a one-day workshop at Clifton House, please send 250 words to by Friday 16 September.

Register for your free place here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Louise or Leonie and


09:30 – 10:00 Coffee and registration

10:00 – 10:15 Introduction from Louise Canavan (Belfast Charitable Society) and Leonie Hannan (The Heritage Project and Queen’s University)

10:15 – 11:00 Panel of guest speakers from heritage sites across Northern Ireland: Mark Lusby (Derry Walls), Verity Peet (Portico of Ards) and Jason Donaghy (Benburb Priory)

11:00 – 11:30 Leah O’Neill (Heritage Trust Network)

11:30 – 12:00 Small group action planning

12:00-12:30 What Next? Round table discussion

The workshop will be facilitated by Paddy Fitzgerald of the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies.