The Ballylough Stones Project 2017
Community Foundation NI
This project has been supported by the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland through Red Nose Day Community Cash.
The Red Nose Funding will enable us to run a volunteer & community engagement project, mapping as many of the sites stones, listing them, photographing and drawing them during the next 6 - 12 months (weather permitting). Our initial focus will be on The Corn Stooks/Stacks, which is a small area with several round stone structures, thought to date around the mid-1700s, for the purpose of drying crops. We will be looking for volunteers to explore the site looking for stones that have some form of identity - so may have been used for a building, a wall or structure. Also any large or ornamental stones on site. We would like to look at where the stones may have come from and any stories that may arise from our findings. The project is due to start in Autumn of 2017, dates and details to follow. If you would be interested in volunteering for this project please email us using the stones@ email address. We plan to exhibit artwork, drawings and photographs at the next Ballylough Living History Festival in June 2018 and next year's EHOD in September.
Stone Wall around Corn Stooks/Stacks
Stone Corn Stooks/Stacks at Ballylough
Cart wheel against stone wall at Ballylough
Stone built Walled Garden
Funding total: £3,100
Ballylough LH Trust : £2,300
Red Nose Day Community : £800
Start Autumn 2017
Finish Autumn 2018
There are currently 4 volunteers working on this project.
Come along and sign up at EHOD 2017 on 9th and 10th Sept. 2017 11:30-16:30
Skills (any level): Drawing, photography, painting, GPS, mapping. Have a go !