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Treasure Ireland

A project by the National Churches Trust, to support historic places of worship in Northern Ireland.

‘Treasure Ireland' is not just about grants, it offers training and mentoring to help you look after your treasured place of worship. This includes developing skills on writing funding bids, maintenance, interpretation and tourism.  

The project aims to increase the number of people visiting churches in Northern Ireland for days out or as part of a holiday. At least 100 churches will be added to ExploreChurches providing visitors with a one stop digital gateway into discovering the architecture and ecclesiastical history of Northern Ireland.

Visit our Treasured Ireland visitor guide, where we will list all our Northern Ireland content.

Follow the Treasure Ireland project on our National Churches Trust - Northern Ireland Facebook page for the latest project updates and church heritage news.  



Places of Worship Forum NI

Places of Worship Forum - Northern Ireland 16 May Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards

Whether you look after a place of worship as a volunteer, represent an organization, work with churches, or simply love church heritage the forum is an opportunity to share the issues and opportunities related to places of worship. We welcome Natalie O'Rourke, Senior Conservation Architect, Heritage and Regulations Branch, Historic Environment Division who will detail our rich church architectural heritage. We want to hear your views about some of the issues facing places of worship. Have your say and join the conversation. We look forward to welcoming you to the Places of the Worship Forum at the Ards Arts Centre, Town Hall, Newtownards.


Pilgrim Trust

Pilgrim Trust gives grants aimed at preserving the fabric of architecturally or historically important buildings, or to preserve historically significant artifacts or documents.

Department for Communities

Historic environment : responsible for historic monuments, buildings, parks, gardens, maritime heritage, industrial heritage, defence heritage and archaeology.