Latest News from Portaferry Townscape Heritage Initiative

SLLP Stormont Event June 2012

Portaferry THI Education Officer Allison Murphy attends SLLP Event in Stormont Long Gallery. (Tuesday 16th June 2012)

Minister Alex Attwood - Portaferry Visit

Minister Attwood attends a Presentation and THI property site visit from Portaferry Regeneration & Portaferry Townscape Heritage Initiative (Wednesday 22nd Aug 2012.)

Long Long Before Titanic

One of the recent THI education initiatives has taken place with the children from P.5, 6 and 7 in Portaferry Integrated Primary School. The aims of this initiative were:-

1. to use children's interest in the story of Titanic to inspire an interest in ships of the past.

2. to inform pupils about the maritime heritage of Portaferry .

3. to give children a sense of pride in their town which was building great ships long before Titanic.

4. to create a visual representation of the sailing ships of Portaferry

5. to enhance an unsightly wall and leave lasting evidence of the project.

6. to create an area which will be of interest to residents and tourists and will better inform them of the history of Portaferry.

This wall will be officially opened on Wednesday 27th June. Watch out for other ships around the town.