Council wins award for Antrim Castle Gardens
ANTRIM Borough Council has triumphed at awards which were held recently by Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín in Parliament Buildings, to recognise the achievements of the people and organisations who contribute to the sustainable development of Lough Neagh.
The Council were winners of the Contribution to the Protection and Restoration of Lough Neagh’s Built Heritage award for Antrim Castle Gardens.
Speaking at the event the Minister said: “A recent major heritage restoration project in Antrim town stands out for both its historical significance and its sympathetic and inspiring restoration. The restoration of the 400 year old Antrim Castle Gardens, preserved by Antrim Borough Council with generous financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, provides a unique living museum.
“Antrim Borough Council and its partners are to be congratulated for their vision and imagination in restoring this fabulous heritage site and bringing a new, flagship tourist attraction to the shores of Lough Neagh.”
Mayor of Antrim, Councillor Roy Thompson, said: “I am delighted that the Council has been recognised for its efforts to transform Antrim Castle Gardens into a must-see destination. Antrim is the natural gateway to Lough Neagh and Antrim Castle Gardens will further enhance the visitor experience for those coming to the area.”
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