Following a successful development stage National Lottery Heritage Fund have granted LELP over £2.6 million 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.
The Lough Erne Spiritual Trail & Great Island Monasteries project focuses on the development of 11 key sites around Upper and Lower Lough Erne that will create a journey to celebrate the monastic & ecclesiastical history of this area.
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.
The aims of this project is to create greater access to the lough shore with the development of a 1.2km accessible lough shore trail and the addition of a bird hide on the path. There will also be an annual schools convention.
Crom Castle is home to a wide variety of species and habitats and rich in cultural heritage.
The aim of this project is to connect the small rural village of Lisnarick to Castle Archdale Forest Park and provide access to the Lough.
This project will develop a 1.5km pathway along the River Erne and the Back Lough to connect existing pathways.
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.
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.
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.
This project will train local people to provide heritage guides throughout the Marble Arch Geo Park.
Access Inniskillings will digitise historical archives of the Inniskillings prior to the 19th century.
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.
This project aims to revive the tradition of Mumming within the younger generation in the Lower and Upper Lough Erne communities.
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.
The aim of this project is to develop a range education activities for local schools to engage in their landscape and heritage.
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.
This project will record and map the remaining built heritage of the islands before its memory is lost.
The study of vernacular buildings project will create a new-found realisation and knowledge of vernacular buildings and structures and their importance in terms of their history, heritage and in forming Fermanagh's unique landscape.
This breeding wader project will improve habitats for breeding curlew in particular as well as lapwing, redshank and snipe.
This project aims to record the history around Lough Erne, using a digital platform to tell its story, which will link histories, stories, maps, photos to various locations around Lough Erne.
A community archaeology dig and excavation will be the centre piece of this project, which will stimulate an active interest in Fermanagh's past, with a focus on the people and practises of the medieval period.
An element of this project is a community archaeological dig, which is a fabulous medium to create interest and engagement with Enniskillen's history and heritage.