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Legacy of Landscape – Training and Volunteer Opportunities

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Legacy of Landscape: The People & Heritage of Lough Erne

Following a magnificent launch in May of the Legacy of Landscape project we are delighted to now be able to offer you the opportunity to be involved in this magnificent project.

Our new suite of FREE online heritage training toolkits are now released and we are inviting volunteers to register and be part of these amazing projects to capture the unique heritage of Lough Erne. Three courses are currently open for registration:

  1. Gathering and Recording Oral History – Online training will begin on 31st May
  2. Studying Vernacular Buildings – Online training will begin 19th July 2021.
  3. Archaeological Excavation – The online training will begin on 1st August 2021.

No previous expertise or experience is required! Register here.

To learn more about the project and how you might get involved read the LELP Legacies of Landscape Information Booklet.

Developed for LELP by staff within the QUB – Archaeology at Queen’s – Centre for Community Archaeology (CCA) and the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis (CDDA) at Queen’s University Belfast and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund Northern Ireland and Community Foundation for Northern Ireland, each course will be delivered over four weeks in bite-sized components to help you explore your local heritage.

Registered participants are able to take part in the courses at your own convenience from the comfort of your own home, and with supervision provided by our expert online tutors. Having completed these online toolkits the participants you will then have the opportunity to put your newly acquired skills to use, by taking part in many of the community and field based activities on offer including, building surveys in Fermanagh (scheduled for 9th to 20th August) and a community-based excavation in Enniskillen (scheduled 30th August to 10th September).

This project will provide you with the opportunity to not only learn new skills, meet new people and explore the stories held within our communities but also to ensure that the unique and exciting heritage of Lough Erne is captured and celebrated for many years to come.