This project will complete a Feasibility Study in support of the proposal that a ‘maritime’ museum be established on the shores of Lough Erne. This project will consider need, sustainability, possible sites and benefits to the area of such a project. Work will be carried out in conjunction with Lough Erne Landscape Partnership, Fermanagh Omagh District Council, DAERA, Department for Communities Heritage Environment Division, Waterways Ireland and any other relevant group or organisation.
The museum will provide detailed information on how many of the developments on and around Lough Erne were brought about and sustained by the use of boats but also much information on the developments themselves and the actual boats involved.
It will feature information delivered using modern technology to enable people within the Fermanagh area and from farther afield to understand the significance of the Lough Erne area with its access to the sea at Ballyshannon. How the waterways of Ireland at one time were interconnected which enabled travellers to enter the area from almost all points of the compass and that how this travel was supported by the use of log boats or dugout canoes, hundreds of examples of which have been found throughout Ireland including Lough Erne.
There are over 20 different aspects to the heritage of Lough Erne which feature the use of different types of boat. This usage can be demonstrated using technology or physically on the water enabling people to fully understand what a day in the life of the people at that time was like. Local people will be trained in the use of such boats in the activity.
Lough Erne Heritage invites quotations for the provision of a feasibility study for a Museum dedicated to the heritage and history of Lough Erne as outlined in the Specification below.
There is a large body of work associated with the history and heritage around Lough Erne that is not currently easily accessible to the public. Different aspects and items reflective of our local maritime heritage are held by a number of different organisations and this project is aimed at creating a central accessible resource in a location on the shores of Lough Erne itself that can become a destination for residents, visitors and be used for educational purposes. The creation of a new heritage museum will increase collaboration and partnership working amongst local and regional heritage organisations. The new museum will be ever evolving and growing to reflect the changing face of life on Lough Erne
You are asked to provide a comprehensive Feasibility Study in support of a proposal that a Maritime Heritage Museum be established on the shores of Lough Erne which will for the first time bring to the visitor, in the one place, all that there is to know about this unique area.
Closing date for applications: EXTENDED to Friday 18th June 2021 at 12pm
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