As we emerge from lockdown at the midway point of our programme, this short celebratory film showcases our area’s landscape and heritage from Cuilcagh Mountain to the shores of Upper Lough Erne and brings it to the attention of a wider audience. Made by a young film graduate the film draws on local knowledge to interpret the landscape, and combines stories, music footage and photographs of heritage project activities already undertaken, and interviews with people at selected heritage sites.
As our contribution to National Heritage Week the film will be launched online through social media and our website. Other voice recordings and short film clips drawn from our memory map library will also be uploaded on a daily basis prior to, and during, the week to encourage greater heritage awareness and increase digital participation.
Cuilcagh to Cleenish: A Great Place is a 30-month long programme aimed at encouraging local people in West Fermanagh to engage with our area’s rich natural, built, archaeological and cultural heritage. Whilst delivering an extensive range of projects for adults and children we are also developing a suite of walking and canoe trails that will provide access to key heritage sites for our communities. Cuilcagh to Cleenish is a community-led partnership (Killesher and Cleenish community groups) along with Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark and Outdoor Recreation NI, and is funded by the Heritage Fund and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.