Posted: 14/01/2020

Lough Erne Spiritual Trail - Sharing Folklore, Histories and Stories!

Waterways Ireland in partnership with the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership, will be hosting a community outreach event on Monday 27th January 2020 between 1-8pm at Waterways Ireland HQ, 2 Sligo Road, Enniskillen, BT74 7JY. On this date the Centre for Data Digitisation and Analysis at Queen’s University Belfast will provide an opportunity for the public to engage with their local history by sharing tales and folklore, as well as their memories and stories concerning selected spiritual sites around Lough Erne. Attendees are encouraged to drop in and share their memorabilia and photographs of these sites, along with any stories or folktales they may know.

Waterways Ireland in partnership with the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership, are seeking to collect and collate oral histories and heritage of key sites found on the shores of Lough Erne. We are pleased to have received funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Department for Communities Historic Environment Division to explore and develop our Lough Erne Spiritual Trail. Eleven significant spiritual and/or ecclesiastical sites have been selected to establish their trail of hallowed history. These sites include Devenish Island, White Island (North), Davy’s Island, Inishmacsaint, Caldragh (Boa Island), Cleenish, St. Ronan’s Aghalurcher, Galloon, Killadeas, Derryvullen and Tievealough. An integral objective of this project is to research and safeguard local stories and folklore connected to these sites; stories that only locals would know.​

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