I was delighted to attend OCN Level 2 Tour Guide Training recently run by Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark and the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership. This course was perfect for me as I love exploring Fermanagh and Cavan and learning about the geology, history and folklore of the Global Geopark in the area where I live.
A geopark is a unified area that advances the protection and use of geological heritage in a sustainable way and promotes the economic well-being of the people who live there. A UNESCO definition of a global geopark is a unified area with a geological heritage of international significance.
As part of the course, all participants had to give a tour of their chosen site within the Geopark. This was amazing as I got to see different parts of Fermanagh and Cavan that I’ve never been to before and to learn all about them.
In total, ten tours were completed over two days and in the following section, I will give a short description of each site and let you know where you can find out more information about them.