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Four more Armagh City Centre heritage buildings restored

Four more Armagh City Centre heritage buildings have been restored as part of a major heritage-led regeneration programme. The Armagh City Townscape Heritage project has invested £2.9 million to bring four historic buildings back into sustainable use with ground level retail and commercial spaces and modern living accommodation on the upper levels. Councillor Kevin Savage,…


Armagh Datestones – What they tell us about the buildings and their builders.

A part of the Armagh City Townscape heritage scheme, a talk will be delivered on Wednesday 6th December at 7pm in Armagh County Museum. Sean Barden, Curator of the Museum will provide an overview of Armagh’s large number of datestones. This is a free talk delivered as part of the Armagh Townscape Heritage Scheme which…


Celebrating rebuilding of No 1 Seven Houses

One of Armagh’s most historic buildings has risen from the ashes thanks to the multi-million-pound Armagh Townscape Heritage scheme – a partnership project supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and building owners. After being destroyed in a fire over 60 years ago transformative work began in 2021…


Successful August History Talk

Philip Smith, Building Historian delivered a wonderful talk last evening in Armagh County Museum. Over 40 people attended and learnt about the different sources of online and offline information that are available for researching the social history of old buildings. We learnt about the rich sources of online and offline research such as the John…


Junes History Talk

Philip Smith, building historian delivered a great talk in the Armagh Robinson Library in June 2023 on how Armagh City’s buildings have been influenced by different architectural styles, Georgian, Victorian and even Italian. Many thanks to all who attended. The workshop was delivered as part of the Armagh City Townscape Heritage scheme which is funded…


Golden Teapot

Armagh’s Golden Teapot is once again gracing the city’s streets and is already turning heads after been installed on the exterior of the Charlemont Arts Hotel Armagh. The Teapot was originated by James Irwin, in 1870, and he used it to attract customers to his family grocery store and café on Scotch Street. It remained…


Armagh’s Buildings – what their architectural detail can tell us of their history

Talk – 20th June 2023 – ‘Armagh’s Buildings – what their architectural detail can tell us of their history’. Armagh City Townscape Heritage Scheme are hosting a free talk on Tuesday 20th June 2023 at 7pm in the Robinson Library Armagh. The talk will be delivered by Philip Smith, Building Historian and the theme will…


Video of April’s History talk

Interested in researching a particular building in Armagh? This recorded video from April 2023 shows a wide range of historical sources and in-print material to discover the history behind the stone and mortar. The video highlights some key contacts and underused websites that may be of interest to those researching buildings and people in Armagh


Social History Talk

A very informative social history talk was delivered on 20th April in the Robinson library Armagh. Attendees learnt about the various online and offline information sources available to research old buildings and their occupants through time such as Valuation revision books, Historic Map Viewer, Irish census, sources available at PRONI, Robinson Library, Irish Local studies…


Window to the past – Researching Armagh’s buildings and occupants

Come along to this free workshop entitled ‘Windows to the Past – Researching Armagh’s Buildings and occupants’ on 20th April 2023 at 7.00PM in the Robinson library Armagh. To book a place please register on the following site Window to the past – Researching Armagh’s buildings and occupants – UAH ( This event is delivered…


Work commences on 18 & 20 Upper English Street Armagh

Restoration work has commenced on 18 & 20 Upper English Street Armagh. Built in the early 19th Century the buildings have had various uses throughout this period mostly incorporating a mix of shops and accommodation. Business types have included a Boot and Shoe merchant, a Bookseller, Printer, Publisher (as seen in the Black and white…


Successful Online Genealogy course delivered

A big thank you to Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt of the Ulster Historical Foundation for facilitating a 5-week genealogy course focusing on how to research Armagh and Lurgan ancestors who emigrated around the world. Over the last 5 weeks we were joined by a series of international guest speakers, including Chris Paton, Dave Millar,…


Launch of Archbishop Robinson and Architectural gems Walking Trails.

We are very lucky in Armagh City to have so many listed buildings. As part of the TH Scheme, we wanted to create a number of Walking trails for tourists and locals alike. They are available in hard copy from Armagh County Museum, Navan Fort, Robinson Library, Hotels but are also available to view in…


RSUA Advanced Conservation Course commences in Armagh

The 5 week RSUA Advanced Conservation Course has commenced in Armagh City. Week two of the course was held in Armagh County Club, one of the buildings which has been restored as part of the Armagh City Townscape Heritage Scheme. Over 24 participants learnt about the importance of maintaining old buildings to ensure that penetrating…


Maintenance Workshop

Armagh City Townscape Heritage in partnership with Ulster architectural heritage ran a great maintenance workshop last week. Over 25 people came and heard presentations from Jonathan Todd of Ballymullan Architect regarding the importance of internal and external maintenance of old buildings. Another speaker Dr John Butler presented on his experience living in an old Georgian…