In 2012 Carrick-on-Shannon Heritage Group was successful in securing PEACE III funding from the County Leitrim PEACE III Partnership to conduct extensive research into the plantation of Leitrim. The group became aware of rare documents pertaining to this pivotal time in Irish history,
which contained specific reference to Carrick-on-Shannon and the surroundings areas. These documents potentially provide the corner stone of the Carrick-on-Shannon 400 commemoration planned for this year.
Historian Dr. Gerard MacAtasney has been engaged to conduct the research which will result in a new publication, a public exhibition and a lecture series throughout the 2013. John Bredin, Chairperson states “this is a unique opportunity and is only made possible through the PEACE III Programme managed by the County Leitrim Peace Partnership”.
The accurate historical data provides a basis to understand the events that have shaped social meaning in County Leitrim. The County Leitrim PEACE III Partnership is funded by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund and managed by the Special EU
New Project for 2013
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Photograph (Left to Right) Seamus MacAnnaidh (Historian and author of exhibit poems); Stephen Scarth (PRONI); David Robertson (Photographer of Castles, images form part of the exhibit); Sheila McArdle, TTI Co-ordinator; Neville Armstrong (Rural Community Network, Cookstown); Harold Andrews (Vice Chairman of Fermanagh District Council) and Sarah McHugh (Manager, Fermanagh Museum)
On Wednesday, 26th September 2012, a group comprising of TTI members and the Carrick-on-Shannon & District Historial Society travelled to Enniskillen Castle to attend the Official Launch of the Enniskillen 400 Exhibition by Harold Andrews, Vice-Chairman of Fermanagh District Council. Stephen Scarth, Head of Public Services, The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) provided an interesting presentation pertaining to the conservation of the historical documents. A rare document on loan from PRONI to Enniskillen Castle, a large scroll of the Pedigtree of William Cole (163) is a key component of the exhibition.
Fermanagh Museum has kindly agreed to loan some of the Enniskillen 400 Exhibition to Carrick-on-Shannon. It will be amalgamated with pieces from the TTI Adult History Programme to form part of the Carrick-on-Shannon 400 exhibition.
Members of the TTI history group were invited to Enniskillen Castle to preview the Enniskillen 400 exhibition due to open on the 26th September 2012. We would like to thank Sarah McHugh and Staff of Enniskillen Museum for the warm welcome and interesting day. Good luck with the exhibition.
Carrick-on-Shannon Heritage Group played host to Notre Dame University, Fremantle, Perth on A Literary Tour of the UK and Ireland on the 22nd July 2012.
The connection between the Heritage Group and Notre Dame came about as a result of Ann Browne. Once upon a time Ann was involved in the Market Yart Project in Carrick, but now lives in Perth. The Heritage Group and Notre Dame intend to build on this link for possible future projects
Carrick-on-Shannon Heritage Group