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Lough Erne Heritage

Lough Erne Heritage is an organisation formed over two years ago to promote and preserve the history of the traditional boats of Lough Erne and in particular their uses in supporting the local population. 

Lough Erne Heritage encourages research about Lough Erne, its traditional boats and the people who built and used them. Lough Erne Heritage was formed in 2015 and is managed by trustees who are all unpaid volunteers with a direct connection with Lough Erne. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the heritage and culture of the Erne.

A key role of Lough Erne Heritage is to ensure that the Erne's unique and fascinating artefacts, history, traditions and records of the people connected with its waterway are conserved, documented, accessible and communicated to as wide an audience as possible. 

Lough Erne Heritage is local people looking at their own local heritage. The path of the Erne covers Counties Longford, Cavan, Fermanagh and Donegal. In 2017 Lough Erne Heritage was registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland NIC106785. 

Lough Erne Heritage preserves the skills involved in the building of traditional wooden boats and promotes the use of those boats on Lough Erne. The Erne since ancient times was a major transport hub, used by farmers, pilgrims, travellers, armies, those living on the islands and on the shore.

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