Heart of Ancient Ulster Landscape Partnership Scheme
The ‘Heart of Ancient Ulster Landscape Partnership Scheme’ has been created with Heritage Lottery funding to conserve and protect the Lower Sperrin plateau.
The scheme has the potential to benefit from a Heritage Lottery grant of £2M over 5 years to deliver a series of projects which will conserve and protect 144km2 of outstanding prehistoric landscape and reconnect the local community to its unique natural, built and cultural heritage.
Among the projects proposed for delivery by The Heart of Ancient Ulster Landscape Partnership working with Mid Ulster District Council, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and various statutory bodies is the restoration and maintenance of over 25,000 hectares of blanket and raised bog, the recruitment of volunteers to help plant 100,000 native tress, the reduction of carbon emissions from the peatland and the creation of 10km of new heritage trails.
While Round 1 funding has been secured from Heritage Lottery by the two local councils, key to the scheme’s Round 2 application is a community-led partnership.
Local community groups are being invited to find out more about how they can come together and work collectively on themes such as built, natural and cultural heritage at a series of consultation events.
The consultation events will take place in:
Rowntree Centre, Pomeroy Thursday 11th Jan 2018 7.00/9.00pm
Broughderg Community Centre Monday 15th Jan 2018 7.00/9.00pm
An Creagan Visitor Centre Monday 22nd Jan 2018 7.00/9.00pm
Galbally Community Centre Thursday 25th Jan 2018 7.00/9.00pm
The Patrician, Carrickmore Tuesday 30th Jan 2018 7.00/9.00pm
Greencastle Community Centre Thursday 1st Feb 2018 7.00/9.00pm
WF Marshall Centre, Sixmilecross Thursday 1st March 2018 7.00/9.00pm
Local people can also complete an expression of interest form and a Heritage Interest Survey as part of the consultation process. These are available in the 'related documents' section below.
For more information please contact Moira O’Rourke, Development Officer on 028 8676 3853 or email [email protected]