The journey to preserve the captivating landscape and the rich heritage of Lough Neagh and its surrounding area has commenced with the Lough Neagh Heritage Resilience Project led by the Lough Neagh Partnership with £244,000 and receiving funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.  

Lough Neagh Partnership is vowing to help prepare and safeguard the heritage of Lough Neagh and assess its future management and protection by working with partners and local communities to conserve and celebrate Lough Neagh’s landscape and heritage.   

At the heart of the two-year project will be the creation of a ten-year plan which will be based on public input and feedback and will include an economic appraisal and business plan.   

LNP Resilience Project

Conference and Consultation  

 From February to July this year, thorough consultations will be undertaken with influential stakeholders and groups to evaluate the heritage needs of Lough Neagh. The insights garnered from these consultations will contribute to the formulation of the 10 Year Heritage Resilience Plan.  

 After the formulation of the draft 10 Year Heritage Resilience Plan, a forthcoming conference is scheduled to facilitate constructive discourse and gather valuable insights from stakeholders, governmental bodies, as well as representatives from the local and wider communities. It is anticipated that the conference will be scheduled for the spring of 2025.  

These consultations will also identify potential avenues for funding and establish new sustainable management structures to ensure the enduring vitality of Lough Neagh.   
  

The program will additionally investigate the feasibility of acquiring and transferring the ownership of the bed and soil to public and/or community ownership, thus ensuring comprehensive management of Lough Neagh.  

The public consultation survey will close at 11.59pm on Friday 7th June. Please follow this link to participate in the survey https://loughneaghpartnership.org/the-lough-neagh-heritage-resilience-consultation/

To facilitate a collaborative dialogue, we are organising two public consultation meetings, tentatively scheduled for the month of June 2024. The exact dates and times of these public sessions will be announced shortly. 

If you have any questions, please email michael.browne@loughneaghpartnership.org