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Take a journey back in time to see historic sites that helped to map Irelan...

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Peter Thompson Hall

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Castlerock

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Take a journey back in time to see historic sites that helped to map Ireland...

Some 200 years ago, the countryside around Lough Foyle was busy with surveyors occupied with measuring and mapping landscapes for the Ordnance Survey. Today, the traces of these activities are still to be seen in the fields in and around Binevenagh. Professor Keith Lilley from Queen's University Belfast will guide us through these landscapes, following in the footsteps of the Ordnance Survey's surveyors to visit the monuments built in the 1820s for measuring the Lough Foyle base-line on which the mapping of Ireland depended.

Such was the importance of Colonel Colby's 'base-line' at Lough Foyle, that it was used as a model for similar surveys across the world, including in India and South Africa. By looking at what remains of Colby's base-line around Lough Foyle, we can begin to appreciate its value as cultural heritage of international importance as well as of local significance.

This tour of the Ordnance Survey's Lough Foyle base-line will start with a morning talk by Prof. Lilley, followed by a leisurely field-visit by bus to selected historic surveying sites around Binevenagh, with lunch at the Drummond Hotel in Ballykelly. Transport is provided. Stout footwear and rain-gear is recommended.

This event is hosted by the Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust in partnership with Binevenagh and Coastal Lowlands Landscape Partnership Scheme and Queen's University Belfast.


Free parking and toilet facilities are available at The Peter Thompson Hall in Castlerock. The bus will return to the Peter Thompson Hall at the end of the tour (Building may not be open upon return).


**If you have any dietary requirements please notify tierna@ccght.org once you have confirmed your booking.

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