Carrickfergus Townscape Heritage Initiative

Carrickfergus Townscape Heritage Initiative

Image: an old photograph of Carrickfergus from the 1800s

Carrickfergus Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) is an ambitious regeneration scheme breathing new life into the town’s Conservation Area, maintaining heritage, boosting tourism and growing the local economy. The £2.4million scheme is delivered by Council, supported by funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund and building owners.

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European Heritage Week

european heritage week 6 to 12 september 2021

Carrickfergus Conservation Area has a wealth of historic buildings and a medieval core predating Belfast. 

Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, the restoration of several heritage-led regeneration projects is underway, revealing rare historic fabric and rediscovering the social heritage of the properties along the way. 

There is the opportunity to join a pre-booked heritage tour, you can book tickets here.

About Us

The Carrickfergus THI is delivered by Council with the oversight of the Carrickfergus THI Board, which is made up of local councillors and community representatives.

We work with local building owners to restore and rejuvenate buildings in Carrickfergus town centre. Our aim is to boost economic growth whilst protecting and promoting the area’s rich heritage.

Skilled contractors guided by us will help restore heritage lost over the centuries and reinvigorate the stories of the people and places behind what makes the town centre what it is today.

Contact us:

Carrickfergus Townscape Heritage Initiative Project Manager – Philippa Martin
T: 028 9335 8243



National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund