CCGHT is inviting Designers to submit a tender for the design, development and installation of interpretation and signage at Broughgammon Économusée
** Please note that interested designers must meet with CCGHT and the artisan at the site on Monday 8th August prior to tender submission. Contact CCGHT office to confirm appointment time.**
The Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust is a charity devoted to protecting and enhancing the unique heritage of the Causeway Coast and Glens area, including (but not limited to) the Binevenagh, Causeway Coast and Antrim Coast and Glens Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and the Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage Site (WHS).
The aim of the Trust is ‘to raise awareness of the special qualities of the natural, built and cultural heritage of the Causeway Coast & Glens area including the Antrim Coast & Glens, Binevenagh, and Causeway Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; promoting environmental management and sustainable development that aims to conserve and enhance the unique heritage of the area for the benefit of all.’
The Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust (CCGHT) is one of eight partners involved in a 3 year EU Northern Periphery Programme project entitled ÉCONOMUSÉE.
The Économusée project is a concept developed in Québec involving partners from Canada, Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The project combines culture, craft and tourism to create an economic platform for craft artisans encouraging the development of traditional crafts and new job opportunities.
CCGHT have launched 3 local Économusée workshops; Broighter Gold Rapeseed Oil in Limavady, Scullion Hurls in Loughguile and Steenson’s Jeweller’s in Glenarm and are due to launch three new artisans by March 2018; Ursa Minor Bakehouse Ballycastle, Broughgammon Farm Ballycastle and Hillstown Brewery Ahoghill. Visitors will gain an enhanced experience when visiting each of the Économusée workshops with the added opportunity of meeting the artisans and discovering the beauty and authenticity of the products made and sold onsite.
CCGHT are currently working with Broughgammon Farm, Ballycastle to transform the workshop into an Économusée. This will see the workshop transformed into a visitor attraction where tourists can discover the goat butchery process and learn about the traditional craft of butchery. The project aims to create new viable employment opportunities for local enterprises based in rural communities, by drawing on local cultural heritage.