Fermanagh: Then & Now Making the Future | Women in the Archives

This online Photography Exhibition was created as part of 'Fermanagh: Then and Now', a community engagement programme delivered for the Women in the Archives strand of the Making the Future project.

Nine participants spent the first week of December 2019 with staff from the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) and the Nerve Centre and took part in photography workshops, a masterclass in creating mergers and a behind the scenes trip to PRONI.

They engaged with PRONI's photographic collections of their local area and were taken back to the same places to recreate them and see how much has changed (or not!).

The photographs have also been included in our Women in the Archives Exhibition which is on display at the Enniskillen Library until the end of December.

Enniskillen: Photo Mergers

Darling Street

Creating a merger is not as simple as it seems! After informative talks by Jude Mullan, Joy Carey and Garreth Montgomery from PRONI, it took us a few attempts to recreate this photograph as we had to find the exact place where the original was taken. But we got there eventually!

Town Hall

Once we had the old and new photographs, Garreth Montgomery, PRONI's photographer, worked his magic and merged them into one single image. Do you think much has changed?

Belleek: Before & After

Glen Eden Hotel: Then

Glen Eden Hotel: Now

On the Fermanagh Side: Then

On the Fermanagh Side: Now

Erne Hotel: Then

Erne Hotel: Now

Main Street: Then

Main Street: Now

Other photos taken by the participants

Ann Irvine

Caroline Reilly

Carolyn McGrory

Hazel McIveen

Joan McGandy

Mary Gordon

Raymond Lees

Sarah Jane Gibson

Participants: Sarah Jane Gibson, Mary Gordon, Ann Irvine, Raymond Lees, Joan McGandy, Carolyn McGrory, Hazel McIveen, Maggie Muldoon, Caroline Reilly

PRONI Facilitators: Lynsey Gillespie and Laura Aguiar

Thanks to the participants for their enthusiasm and engagement, to Garreth Montgomery, Joy Carey and Jude Mullan for facilitating the workshops, and to the staff at Enniskillen Castle Museum for hosting us.

Making the Future is supported by EU PEACE IV programme and managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).