Mossley Mill has been successful in winning the 2012 ‘Best Site/Museum’ award by the Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland (IHAI). The IHAI awards recognise individuals and organisations that have contributed to the preservation and promotion of Ireland’s industrial heritage.
The IHAI’s Annual General Meeting was held at Mossley Mill on Saturday 21st April. Following the AGM participants took part in a tour of the mill site finishing off in Museum at The Mill where The Mayor of Newtownabbey, Alderman Billy Webb, accepted this prestigious award from the Association Chairman, Colin Rynne.
The Mayor commented,
‘I am delighted to accept this award which recognizes the importance of Mossley Mill in terms of both its conservation and recent developments’.
Museums and Heritage Officer, Samantha Curry commented,
‘We are very proud of this award as it highlights what has been achieved at Mossley Mill, both in terms of the Museum itself and the overall historic site’.
The aims of the IHAI include raising public awareness of Ireland’s industrial heritage,the promotion of a nationwide inventory of industrial sites and marketing of industrial heritage sites to the public.
The museum and gallery are open from Monday to Wednesday10am-5pm, Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday 10am-4pm and Saturdays 11am-4pm. Admission is be free. For more information see www.newtownabbey.gov.uk/MuseumatTheMill