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 Partner: Lough Erne Landscape Partnership
Theme: Engaging Communities
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.