Following a successful development stage Heritage Lottery Fund have granted LELP over £2million to deliver a suite of projects. The delivery phase has commenced and will continue until 2023.

Each of the projects will enhance the local landscape and provide a legacy for the local community for future generations.

Project 1: Spiritual Trail & Great Island Monasteries

This project will identify three sites on the lough shore or on islands that are of historical significance.

Project 2: Paddling on the Lough

The Erne Paddlers are an established canoe club operating in Enniskillen, this project will increase access to the waters of Lough Erne for people of all abilities and ages.

Project 3: Share Village Bird Hide, Trail & Schools Convention

The aim of this project is to create greater access to the lough shore with the development of a 3km accessible lough shore trail and the addition of a bird hide on the path.

Project 4: Accessing the Natural Heritage of Upper Lough Erne

Crom Castle is home to a wide variety of species and habitats and rich in cultural heritage. 

Project 5: Lisnarick Walkway to our Lough

Lisnarick is a small rural village close to the shores of Lower Lough Erne, however villagers are currently unable to access the Lough Shore from the village.

Project 6: Devenish Community Footpath

This project will develop a 1.5km pathway along the River Erne and the Back Lough to connect existing pathways.

Project 7: Aliens on the Lough

This project will raise awareness and provide advice and training to the local community on identification and management of invasive species including Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and Giant Hogweed in the Lough Erne area.

Project 8: Lough Erne Wildfowlers Farmers for Biodiversity

This project aims to enhance awareness amongst landowners and the local community about the positive roles the Lough Erne Wildfowlers Council can play in conserving wading species and their habitats.

Project 9: Lough Erne Amazing Pollinators

In recent times the population of pollinators has decreased due to varying factors. The aim of the project is to research and monitor the population of honey bees and wild bees in the area and develop a strategy to enhance their habitat locally.

Project 10: Heritage Champions

This project will train local people to provide heritage guides throughout the Marble Arch Geo Park.

Project 11: Access Inniskillings

Access Inniskillings will digitise historical archives of teh Inniskillings prior to the 19th century.

Project 12: Heritage Skills and Training

The heritage skills training programme aims to offer volunteers, lifelong learning opportunities in training to develop existing skills or learn new skills, and acquire considerable natural and built heritage conservation experience.

Project 13: Keepers of Tradition

This project aims to revive the tradition of mumming within the younger generation in the Lower and Upper Lough Erne communitie.

Project 14: Volunteer Network

The aim of this project is to develop a range of activities for local volunteers to get involved and contribute to LELP’s heritage legacy.

Project 15: Young Amateur Naturalists

The aim of this project is to develop a range education activities for local schools to engage in their landscape and heritage.

Project 16: Community Engagement Fund

To develop a successful landscape partnership that will have a clear legacy on Fermanagh and it is essential that the local communities living and working on the Lough feel part of the partnership and involved in the programme.

Project 17: Mapping the Built Heritage of the Islands

This project will map the remaining built heritage of the islands in Lough Erne. Volunteers will be provided with training in survey techniques so they can survey sites and record information accurately.

Project 18: Study of Vernacular Buildings

This project will aim to train volunteers to collate local histories attached to these buildings, through surveys and community engagement.

Project 19: Island Habitat Restoration

This breeding wader project will improve habitats for breeding curlew in particular as well as lapwing, redshank and snipe.

Project 20: Memory Map of Lough Erne

There is a consensus that recording local oral history should be prioritised before it is lost forever.

Project 21: Maguire Landscape

This project will investigate the secular aspects of the medieval Maguire landscape to further develop the story of the Maguire’s at the centre of their Fermanagh lordship in the Lisnaskea area.

Project 22: Enniskillen Development of our County Town

This project will research and record the history of Enniskillen.

Project 23: Development of a Sustainable Network

This project will work with our partners to develop a sustainable network of local organisations.

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