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Heritage Leaflets

Gateways to Strangford & Lecale

This publication has been produced by the Strangford Lough & Lecale Partnership (SLLP) as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund ‘Turn O’ The Tide’ programme which works with local people to celebrate different aspects of heritage in the region.

In this project, the focus was on farming and rural communities, and the old gateways dotted through the landscape seemed symbolic of the changes the countryside has seen over the years.

The restoration and promotion of these intricate features of rural architecture were chosen at the beginning of a project to highlight our agricultural landscape and the people who live and work there. 

Maritime Heritage Fishing Brochure

Fishing has been a major industry in County Down for many years.  Three ports, Kilkeel Portavogie and Ardglass, remain at the centre of the fishing industry today.  Their communities revolve around the sea.  Local People and their traditions have strong ties to the water.

Archaeology Strangford Activity Sheets iSpy Around the Lough

As you are driving around the lough why not play iSpy with a difference. The castles, abbeys and estates make Strangford special - but almost every where you look there are all sorts of clues to how our ancestors used the lough and its landscape. Have a go at these iSpy Activity Sheets

Strangford Lough & Lecale by Bob Brown

This booklet has been produced in association with the Strangford Lough and Lecale Partnership (SLLP) and its Turn O' the Tide programme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is part of work to help connect people with their heritage and to develop a management strategy for the Strangford and Lecale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Dr. Bob Brown is a marine biologist and former Director of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in Northern Ireland. He lives in Lecale and has drawn on many sources in writing this booklet, not least his own intimate knowledge of the area. Copies of this book can be collected form the SLLP office in Portaferry.

Geology and landscape of the Strangford and Lecale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Geology is the foundation of our landscape. Some can be seen on the surface but more is hidden beneath the topsoil or the sea. How and when the rocks were formed is measured in long periods called geological time. Strangford Lough & Lecale Partnership published this leaflet in 2013 you can pick up a copy from the SLLP office in Portaferry.

Literary Strangford

Literary Strangford is a leaflet produced in 2009 by Strangford Lough & Lecale Partnership celebrating Strangford Lough's rich literacy connections.

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