Lough Erne’s Hidden Heritage – seeking noteworthy buildings and structures

The Lough Erne Landscape Partnership (LELP) are hosting a meeting on Tuesday 6th December to map buildings and other structures that are close to people’s hearts which may complement an ongoing built heritage audit and opportunities report of the area being undertaken by the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork at Queens. The meeting will be held in the Waterways Ireland Building in Enniskillen from 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
 
The countryside around Upper and Lower Lough Erne is renowned for its archaeological monuments, ancient churches, castles, bridges, thatched dwellings and historic buildings which enrich the Fermanagh Lakeland landscape. Over 600 archaeological sites and 300 historic buildings within the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership project area boundary have been recorded to date. With support from the Heritage Lottery Fund the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership [LELP] is seeking more information however from communities around Upper and Lower Lough Erne about buildings and other structures that are close to people’s hearts which may complement an ongoing built heritage audit and opportunities report of the area being undertaken by the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork at Queens. The report will identify future built heritage priorities for preservation, interpretation and access.

Many older buildings are already listed or protected and are therefore registered, but there are more that are not and may be noteworthy. Indeed there may be some that are not known about at all. The Lough Erne Landscape Partnership is keen to discover this “hidden heritage” and would like to hear about buildings, structures or monuments in the area through the sharing of old photographs, or information or stories connected with them. If a building is already known about the team would still like to update their records with additional information. The team will also map and record new information which may be important in preserving the built heritage of the area. Resources, including information on archaeological monuments, historic buildings and maps will be on hand at the event. Come along, have a cup of tea and meet the team – we would be delighted to hear your built heritage story…

For further information please contact 028 663 27109
www.lelp.org.uk