Join us on Friday 17th November 2023 for a one-day public conference which will explore the local legacies of the Ordnance Survey around Lough Foyle (Ireland).
The conference is organised by the Binevenagh and Coastal Lowlands Landscape Partnership and Queens University Belfast and will celebrate the end of the ‘Mapping Monuments’ community heritage project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Since November 2021, volunteers have been working on the Mapping Monuments project, carrying out fieldwork and local research to find traces of the Ordnance Survey in the landscape. The conference will explore the project’s findings, as well as see the launch of a new travelling exhibition about the Lough Foyle Baseline and its cultural heritage (go.qub.ac.uk/MappingMonuments).
Aimed at a wide audience, the conference will be opened by Joe Mahon and the day will be filled with hugely knowledgeable speakers – both academics and volunteers who have been working on the project.
It will take place at the Drummond Hotel, Ballykelly, on Friday 17th November and a light lunch will be provided. There will also be a local field trip on Saturday 18th November to visit sites studied by the Mapping Monuments project. Full programme details will be announced shortly. To register for the conference please click on this link http://bit.ly/OS_conference.