Project 18: Study of Vernacular Buildings

The study of vernacular buildings project will raise awareness and profile the need to address the demise of vernacular buildings/ structures, and their value to the unique story about people of the area.

Project 18: Study of Vernacular Buildings

This project aims to sustain and conserve Fermanagh’s vernacular structures by working primarily at grass roots level with community groups, farmers and individuals around Lough Erne, to heighten knowledge, awaken interest and recognition of vernacular structures and their role in the landscape history of Fermanagh.

By understanding the historic built environment, people value it. By valuing it they will want to care for it; by caring for it, they will help people enjoy it, from enjoying the historic environment comes a thirst to understand it.

Throughout this project community events will be organised, to raise awareness, understanding and knowledge, throughout the LELP region, of vernacular buildings, their importance and cultural value.

We will be working closely with local communities, obtaining permission to visit, record and survey between 30 and 40 vernacular buildings (which includes outbuildings, farmyards, bridges, wells etc) throughout the LELP area.

There will be opportunities for volunteers to train in survey techniques, carry out surveys of the buildings/structures and assist in recording the social history, through photos and oral histories.

If you are interested in volunteering for this project or would like further information please contact Hazel Long  call: 07548 155351 email:

Project Updates

Volunteers Survey Vernacular Buildings – August 2021
As part of the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership’s study of vernacular buildings projects, which are being delivered in collaboration with Centre for Data Digitisation and AnalysisQueen’s University BelfastQUB – Archaeology at Queen’s volunteers were busy this week and last week surveying vernacular buildings around Co. Fermanagh. These volunteers have successfully completed their online training in the run up to these surveys.
Thanks to all the volunteers who were so committed despite the wet weather and a special thanks to Dr Colm Donnelly from the Centre of Community Archaeology (CCDA), Queen’s University Belfast who delivered the training.
Check out our website for more information:
Vernacular Building Online Launch – July 2021

Vernacular Building Online Launch

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