Last week, CCGHT staff were joined by members of the local community, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, DAERA, Portballintrae Coast Office and The Traditional Yawl and Drontheim Society to celebrate the launch of our new Maritime Heritage Guide.
This fantastic booklet explores the rich maritime heritage of the North Coast, from the region’s first settlers to the present day. This educational and heritage resource provides fascinating information on local ports and harbours, boat building, the famous Girona shipwreck and more. The Guide was produced with the help of local communities from the Causeway Coast & Binevenagh Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Coleraine/Portrush area. The project was also supported by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, CCGBC Museum Services and DAERA’s Northern Ireland Environment Agency.
On Thursday’s launch, members of the Traditional Yawl and Drontheim Society and The Coast Office offered attendees the opportunity to sail in Portballintrae Harbour in the famous red sail drontheims. The Coast Office have recently been awarded funding by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to deliver workshops and training in traditional boat building, restoration and community engagement; while the Yawl & Drontheim Society continue to promote traditional boating practices and the maritime heritage of our coastline. Thanks are extended to the Drontheim Society, the Coast Office and Portballintrae Boat Club for assisting in our launch event.
For your free copies of the Maritime Heritage Guide just contact CCGHT Armoy or stop by your local Visitor Information Centre, Portballintrae Coast Office or Portrush Coastal Zone.