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Projects in the Ring of Gullion

ASCENT – European upland areas

ASCENT, a new innovative project to collectively address the environmental challenges facing seven northern European upland areas, is a three year project and involves Donegal County Council as lead partner, working collaboratively with Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and the Mourne Heritage Trust in Northern Ireland, Metsähallitus Park and Wildlife in Finland, Hordaland County Council in Norway, and the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland along with associated partners including Údarás na Gaeltachta, Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust, Mossfellsbær Municipality and Skaftárhreppur.

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Built heritage surveys

The built heritage surveys will involve workshops on how to carry out remote sensing, field walking surveys, identify features in the landscape, aerial drones, and how to use video equipment to interpret the landscape and compare these with ground level sightings. There will be a chance to be part of community digs too.

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Bard of Armagh Homestead Committee

This project, which is led by local community volunteers focuses on the life of Bishop Dr Patrick Donnelly of Dromore, the “Bard of Armagh”. The scheme will centre on the Bard’s home, a uniquely important 18th century dwelling house in Lislea. It plans to explore the potential to bring the house back to its former glory. This important jewel in the heritage of the Ring of Gullion AONB deserves to be recognised.

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Know your townlands

The project aims to raise awareness about the townlands in South Armagh, their history, their meaning and why they are important. The project aims to regain the oral tradition around the local townlands that has been lost in many communities. Each townland will be marked with boundary markers on roads that intersect them.

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Protect Slieve Gullion Cairn

This project aims to restore aspects and conserve one of the country’s most important built heritage sites. The tombs passage will be re-profiled to its original shape, graffiti will be removed, the chamber restored in line with the recommendations from the initial survey document, available from the download below.

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NIEA DoE N&M DC Biodiversity

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Crossmaglen Community Centre,
O’Fiaich Square,
BT35 9AA.

Tel: +44 (0)28 3086 1949
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