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Launch of Old School Restoration

Gracehill Old School Trust (GhOST) have officially launched their project to restore the Old School, a listed building that dates back to the late eighteenth century, which is situated in the centre of Gracehill, Northern Ireland’s first designated Conservation area … Continue reading

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Gracehill and the World Heritage Christiansfeld Initiative

Situated two miles to the west of the town of Ballymena in County Antrim, Gracehill village dates from 1759. It is the only complete Moravian Settlement in Ireland and it is characterised by classic Georgian architecture with a grid-like street … Continue reading

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Gilbert and Sullivan in Gracehill!

Lovers of light opera were delighted again in October 2006 when “The West Yorkshire Savoyards”, for many years favourites at the Waterford Festival of Light Opera, made a welcome return to Ballymena following their highly acclaimed performance as part of the 2005 Ballymena Arts … Continue reading

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BBC Video

As part of our involvement with the BBC “Restoration Village” programme Andrew Kitson, a young supporter of Gracehill, made a film for the BBC Video Nation series. You can view it by clicking the link below.  Mrs Roberta Thompson, Gracehill … Continue reading

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Restoration gains Heritage Lottery Fund Success

Gracehill Old School Trust (GhOST) have just been granted a Stage 2 pass from HLF. This is vital to the full-scale restoration of the old primary school. The Grade B listed school which dates back to the late eighteenth century … Continue reading

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