On Wednesday 4th March 2015, Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust, in partnership with Portrush Heritage Group launched two exciting new projects in the Causeway Coast AONB.
The first is a brand new booklet which explores the defence heritage of the Causeway Coast AONB throughout WWI, WWII and the Cold War Period. This booklet outlines what is so special about the geology, soils, plants, animals and landscape of the area between Portrush and Ballycastle. It then explores the defence infrastructure, activities and stories within the area during WWI, WWII and the Cold War. The purpose is to show what impact the landscape of the AONB has had on the location of defence infrastructure and what evidence remains of this infrastructure today – http://causewaycoastaonb.ccght.org/defending-causeway-coast-area-outstanding-natural-beauty-new-publication/
The second project is a new mobile exhibition which is free of charge and available for local groups to borrow for their events. It explores the connections between language and landscape and unique and special place names and feature names between Portrush and Ballycastle. Associated with the exhibition is a short activity sheet which families can use to record local place names and stories of importance in their locality. This information can be supplied to CCGHT for display on the dedicated project website – http://causewaycoastaonb.ccght.org/natural-heritage/townlands-fieldnames-feature-names/