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LOUGH REE PROJECT RESEARCH PHASE

(Ongoing Project)

Research into the site of Lough Ree, Co. Roscommon/Co. Longford/ Co. Westmeath.

Research was funded by the CREATE Artist in the Community Scheme: Research and Development Award 2015 with mentoring (mentor Gareth Kennedy).

During the months of June, July and August 2015 the research incorporated fieldwork on the site and surrounding areas; meeting experts in areas of angling, sailing, boat building, rushworking, farming, history, heritage. The research period allowed time to connect with past and present Islanders of Lough Ree and their family members giving immense support to this ongoing project.

Image below: Research image, Map of Lough Ree, courtesy of IWAI (Inland Waterway Association of Ireland)