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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…


Transformation of 6 Barrack Street Armagh

6 Barrack Street has been given a new lease of life after lying vacant for many years. What a transformation and now the proud place home to Sojourn Coffee. Check out our pre and post restoration video below.


History talks prove very popular

Over 50 people attended the two History talks delivered by Sean Barden and Mary McVeigh in April and June 2022. Sean’s talk was entitled ‘The search for Salt Box Court’ , tracing the development of the early small streets of Armagh and the number of people living there. Marys talk was entitled  ‘Castle Street –…


History Talks

Two fascinating history talks will take place on Armagh City street names and the history of Castle Street Armagh. Delivered by Sean Barden and Mary McVeigh, the sessions will take place on Wednesday 30th March and Wednesday 6th April  at the Palace Demesne commencing at 7:30pm. The sessions are delivered as part of the Armagh…


Two More Restoration Projects Commence

Another two projects have commenced their restoration journeys as part of the Armagh City Townscape Heritage scheme. 26 Scotch Street Armagh and 33 Upper English Street Armagh (also known as Armagh County Club) To date we have seven buildings in the process of being restored. Please see images of project commencement below. The Projects are…


Progress of 43 Upper English street

This project is developing at a great pace and greatly enhancing the street and the row of Seven Houses on Upper English Street. The video below shows progress to date on the time-lapse camera. No 43 was originally built in 1774 but after a fire it was demolished in the 1957. Now 65 years later…


Series of three inspiring history talks delivered as part of Armagh City Townscape Heritage scheme

Armagh City Townscape Heritage, funded by ABC Council and National Lottery Heritage Fund will facilitate a series of three history talks. The three talks which will take place on 3rd November at the Palace Armagh, 11th November, Palace Stables, Armagh and 17th November at Palace Stables Armagh. People will be able to attend the free…


Armagh City Townscape heritage 3D Sketch Project

Armagh City Townscape heritage 3D Sketch Project – Ulster Architectural Heritage informed us that our application for ‘Best Contribution to a Heritage Project by Young people’ has being shortlisted and we have made it through to the final stage of the UAH Heritage Angel Awards. UAH were in Armagh last week interviewing Peter McNeill, Project…


Armagh City transforms its historic buildings in multimillion-pound heritage investment

The National Lottery Heritage Fund and ABC Council invest £6.3m to revive Armagh City’s historic built heritage and beauty Potential UK City of Culture winner Armagh City is powering ahead with a major £6.3 million investment to revive and transform some of its best-loved historic buildings and streetscapes. Up to 15 iconic buildings are being…


Armagh starts multi-million-pound restoration of up to 15 historic buildings

Armagh’s largest building conservation project begins as work starts on 6 & 10 Barrack Street Armagh has initiated multi-million pound plans to sympathetically restore and rejuvenate up to 15 of its oldest, historic buildings as part of a major city transformation project. A combined investment of £6.3 million from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Armagh…