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New historical trail showcases the legacy of Earl Bishop Fredrick Hervey

New historical trail showcases the legacy of Earl Bishop Fredrick Hervey

Mon, June 03, 2019

Members of the Hervey Heritage Group based have developed a historical trail identifying sites associated with the Earl Bishop Fredrick Hervey.

The project, which is nearing completion, is part of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Peace IV Understanding Our Area- People and Places programme. It aims to increase understanding and expression of our culture and history, our people and our places through museum collections, historic sites and cultural heritage using interpretation, arts and multimedia to create peace building legacy.

The trail and wider research compiled by Hervey Heritage Group provides an opportunity for people, locals and visitors to learn about the Earl whose legacy includes Downhill Estate and Mussenden Temple.

The trail extends from The Giant’s Causeway to the City of Derry and the group have installed interpretative panels at two of the sites - Tamlaghtfinlagan Parish Church in Ballykelly and St Aidan’s Church in Magilligan.

The group have also developed an information booklet to accompany the trail which will be launched at their project showcase event in June. It will be available in Council’s Visitor Information Centres, Museum Services and online at www.niarchive.org