It is with a very heavy heart that we acknowledge the sad passing of Fred Ternan. Fred was a central part of the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership from its early inception through to what it is today, and he played many parts in ensuring that Lough Erne and its heritage would be respected in the hearts and minds of many for years to come.
Fred’s contribution to our landscape included the roles he played in the development stage of the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership, the role he played in bringing the community of Lough Erne Heritage into the programme as partners in 2019, the positions he held on the LELP Board, Working Group and legacy sub-group, and the projects he helped develop and deliver – the Lough Erne Cot Building project & the Belleek Regatta, the Life on the Islands project, the development of a Schools Sailing Club for Enniskillen, the volunteer role he played at the Inniskillings Museum, and the Feasibility Study for a Lough Erne Maritime Heritage Museum that he led with such enthusiasm and passion.
We will remember Fred fondly for each of these roles, and for the many friendly conversations we had with him over the years about his passion for Lough Erne.
In the time ahead we will pay further tribute to Fred and his commitment to the Lough Erne Community, but for now we stand with his family and many friends in grief at his passing, and to comfort one another through the coming days. Thank you Fred for the inspiration, Rest in Peace.
A tribute to Fred was made during the BBC Radio Ulster programme, Your Place and Mine, on Saturday 5th March. Anne Marie McAleese replayed an interview between her and Fred and his brother George, with the family’s permission. It can be found here, starting at 17 minutes 55 seconds: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m00152zd Tributes have also been made in the Impartial Reporter Tributes paid to late ‘Fermanagh son’ and Lough Erne enthusiast Fred | Impartial Reporter and Afloat magazine Fred Ternan of Lough Erne (afloat.ie).