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Surveying Vernacular Buildings

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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 Analysis, Queen’s University Belfast, QUB – 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.

“Five rural vernacular cottages in Fermanagh were selected and the team were able to put into practice what they had been taught on the online learning module, with scaled plans being completed for each of the buildings… despite the rather inclement weather! LELP would like to thank the property owners for allowing us to survey the buildings on their land (the McManus family, Roger McGovern, Vincent O’Connor and George Aitken), Martina O’Neill at Marble Arch Caves for facilitating access to the Legnabrocky house, and Ronan Murphy for his advice and guidance.” Dr Colm Donnelly

RSPB Northern Ireland

Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

National Lottery Heritage Fund Northern Ireland