Gracehill takes step closer to becoming Northern Ireland’s first Cultural World Heritage Site

A bid to secure Northern Ireland’s first cultural world heritage site and elevate it alongside the likes of the Taj Mahal and Great Wall of China has been welcomed. Read article here. Date published: 06 February 2023 – Department for Communities website

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World Heritage team visit Gracehill

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Councillor William McCaughey, has met with World Heritage representatives in Gracehill, as part of a two-day fact-finding visit to support the ongoing preparation of a UNESCO World Heritage application for the village. Gracehill Old School Trust has joined in an international bid

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Gracehill Defibrillator

Gracehill Cardiac Defibrillator

Gracehill Old School Trust have provided a new Cardiac Defibrillator for the community thanks to funding from Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. It has now been commissioned and registered with the Ambulance service and is sited in a locked cabinet placed on the wall of the Old School building

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Mayor Visits Gracehill Bishops Walk

Mayor Visits “Bishops Walk”

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Cllr Peter Johnston, with other Councillors, Council officers and members of the Village Association and Village Guides inspect the Widow’s Walk portion of the new walk around the village during the Mayors official tour of Village Renewal Schemes in the Borough. The

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New rails and Plaque in the Burial Ground.

Railings have been fitted to the steps up into and on the first part of the path into the Burial Ground. This means people can hold onto a firm railing as they go up and down that steep first part of the path. The railings were organised by Raymond Kitson

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Heritage Recovery Fund

Gracehill Old School Trust receives grant of £28,000

Gracehill Old School Trust receives grant of £28,000 from the Heritage Recovery Fund to help recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. • 91 organisations and individuals have been awarded grants through the Heritage Recovery Fund to help recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic • The Heritage Recovery Fund is

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World Heritage

Historic settlements with similar lay-out and buildings in regions across the globe offer an opportunity to create an international network. “High quality boarding schools, together with a variety of cottage industries, tradesmen and craftsmen brought life to the settlements. A forward-looking approach and an awareness of practical considerations were the characterising features of

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