The following films and reports were produced by Cuilcagh to Cleenish, our partners and stakeholders. Other heritage films made by C2C can be viewed on our You Tube channel    

Cuilcagh to Cleenish: A Great Place

This short celebratory film highlights our area’s landscape and heritage from Cuilcagh Mountain to the shores of Upper Lough Erne. Made by a young film graduate the film draws on local knowledge to interpret the landscape and it combines stories, music, film footage and photographs of heritage project activities undertaken by the community, along with interviews of people at selected heritage sites. The film won a National Heritage Award 2020.

Making It Home Documentary

Award-winning history project about a unique resettlement scheme for eleven returning veterans from the Great War who lived and farmed on Cleenish Island in Upper Lough Erne. The veterans suffered greatly, having between them fought at almost all of the bloodiest battlefields of the war. However, the island was to become a lonely place for its inhabitants without a bridge, electricity, running water, and shops or other amenities. Just one of the battle-scarred soldiers was to remain on Cleenish. Bellanaleck History Group. The project was a Heritage Angel Award winner in 2017.

Battles, Bricks and Bridges Documentary 

Award-winning community archaeology project entitled Battles, Bricks and Bridges about the discovery of the site of the Battle of the Ford of the Biscuits which was the opening salvo of what became known as the Nine Years War in 1594, the making of traditional Arney slap bricks which was a core economic activity in the area for hundreds of years, and the dating and restoration of Old Arney Bridge which is now recognised as one of the oldest plantation bridges in Ulster built around 1620. The project was developed by Cleenish and Killesher Community Development Associations and it won Best Community Engagement category in the British Archaelogy Awards 2016.

Henry Glassie in conversation with Seamas Mac Annaidh at Arney Hall

Henry Glassie, Emeritus Professor of Folklore at Indiana University lived along the Arney River for seven years in the 1970s’. His book “Passing The Time In Ballymenone” recorded and described local customs and stories and is recognised as a major contribution to the cultural life of the area. Arney Hall was packed with a capacity crowd in July 2014 to welcome him back, and the audience enjoyed an evening of witty and reflective conversation between Henry Glassie and local story teller Seamas Mac Annaidh

The following reports and publications were produced by Cuilcagh to Cleenish, our partners and stakeholders.

Arney School and its Former Pupils: Memories and Stories of a Community and Landscape by Dr. Barbara Graham and Dr Lynne McKerr.

Arney National School and Arney Old Village: Archaeological Report by Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork Queens University Belfast.

Archaeology of Clontymullan Fort: Written Scheme of Investigation.

Battles, Bricks and Bridges: Archaeology Ireland Autumn 2016

Battles, Bricks and Bridges: ICOMOS Citation.

Battles, Bricks and Bridges. Treasure the Past, Enrich the Future: Alliance of Heritage Organisations 2018.

Battle of the Ford of the Biscuits: Metal Detecting Report. Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork Queens University Belfast.

British Archaeology Magazine article: Spoil heap.

Bumblebees, Bicycles and Tilley Lamps: Killesher School Days Remembered by Dr Barbara Graham and Dr Lynne McKerr.

Clontymullan Fort: Results of Excavation Nov 2019 Northern Archaeology Consultancy

Clontymullan Fort: a Medieval Story of Rivalry, Raiding and Treachery by Dr Paul Logue, Barney Devine and Johnathan Barclay in Archaeology Ireland.

Cuilcagh to Cleenish: A Great Place. Heritage Audit by Seamas Mac Annaidh.

Cuilcagh to Cleenish Interactive Memory Map: Landscape Links to our Culture History and Heritage.

C2C Final Evaluation.

C2C Final Evaluation Executive Summary

C2C Legacy Plan: Cuilcagh Mountain 2021

Killesher Scheduled Monuments by Gaby Burns.

Killesher Primary Schools Gazetteer by Dr Barbara Graham and Dr Lynne McKerr.

Killesher Primary Schools Gallery by Dr Barbara Graham and Dr Lynne McKerr.

Killinagh, Killesher and West Cleenish National Schools by Gaby Burns.

Landscape Partnerships, Community Archaeology and Heritage in a Divided Society by Paul Mullan Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage.

Nixon Hall: The Rise and Mysterious Demise of a Late Country Mansion in County Fermanagh by Marion Maxwell.

Presentation on Prehistoric Boulder Art in Marlbank and Cavan Burren by Gaby Burns.

Research papers on the Archaeology and Prehistoric Rock Art of Cuilcagh Mountain by Gaby Burns.

Tipplers Tales by Francie Owens.

Cuilcagh to Cleenish - A Great Place

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