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June 15, 2021

Big Dog Forest will be closed to the public from Tuesday 15 June until Wednesday 30 June.  Updates will be available via and @macgeopark on social media.  For further information please contact Forest Service on 028 6634 3165 or e-mail

May 21, 2021

Forest Service is starting an extensive thinning programme in Old Castle Archdale Forest week beginning Monday 24 May. The work will involve the felling and removal of selected trees to improve crop quality and maintain forest cover. It will also result in better timber quality and will improve biodiversity by reducing the density of trees in the forest. Works are expected […]

May 4, 2021

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, in partnership with the Marble Arch Cave UNESCO Global Geopark and Lough Erne Landscape Partnership, supported by funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is delighted to be working with NI Forest School Association and the first ten schools in the District to take part in the Forest School Awards […]

April 29, 2021

Do you love the natural heritage of our Geopark? Do you write poetry? Celebrate this Poetry Day Ireland on 29 April by penning a poem that might be published on an innovative digital poetry map. Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark launched the project on UNESCO World Poetry Day last month. This digital project will […]

April 22, 2021

Today, Thursday 22 April 2021, is International Mother Earth Day. The world’s first Earth Day started in 1970 and since then works in countries around the world to drive meaningful action for our planet across climate action, science and education, people and communities, conservation and restoration, and plastic and pollution. To mark this day, […]

March 31, 2021

Lough Erne Landscape Partnership (LELP), in partnership with the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark (MACUGG), are delighted to invite applications for participation in two exciting heritage training courses. Supported through funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Community Foundation NI and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council we are hosting 2 courses to provide training […]

March 16, 2021

How do you engage the public when you need to stay in your own 5km or 10 mile zone? Technology, once again, is creating innovative ways to reach out and involve the public. In the case of the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark, COVID-19 restrictions have created conditions for an inventive outreach strategy by […]

March 3, 2021

The Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark (MACUGG) has added to their existing Geopark Ambassador cohort by training 20 local community heritage enthusiasts to become Geopark ‘Heritage Champions’ in West Fermanagh. The MACUGG covers large swaths of public lands with over 70 sites across West of counties Fermanagh and Cavan has an abundance of unique, […]

February 25, 2021

A new pilot sustainability scheme for tourism businesses within the Marble Arch UNESCO Global Geopark (MACUGG) area has been hailed a success. The initiative which began last year saw eight enterprises from both sides of the border take part in a tailor-made ‘Sustainability Business Training Programme’, which had the aim of implementing sustainability practices in […]

February 16, 2021

The Lough Erne Landscape Partnership (LELP), in partnership with the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark and Fermanagh & Omagh District Council, seeks quotes from suitably qualified organisations/individuals to deliver two OCN level 2 tour guiding courses and one OCN level 2 story telling course.  These courses should be taught within the context of the […]

January 8, 2021

Geological Survey Ireland has awarded Geoheritage grants to six community-based projects around the country. The funds, valued at €10,000 each, are available under the Geoheritage Grant Scheme run by the Geoheritage Programme in Geological Survey Ireland. They support the development and publication of educational and outreach materials by local groups, established geotourism sites, aspiring geoparks […]

January 5, 2021

Cavan County Council and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council have successfully secured close to €474,000/£420,000 in LEADER funding through a cross border cooperation project. Additional funding of twenty five percent will be provided by the Councils to fund works in their respective jurisdiction. This collaborative project is aimed at enhancing the visitor experience around Cuilcagh […]

November 4, 2020

Public invited to get involved in Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark consultation Cavan County Council and Fermanagh and Omagh District Councils are encouraging members of the public to get involved in a public consultation process currently being undertaken in relation to Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark. The Councils, who are jointly responsible for […]

October 19, 2020

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with Marble Arch Cave UNESCO Global Geopark and Lough Erne Landscape Partnership is delighted to announce an amazing opportunity to become a Forest School this year. The Forest School Awards Programme, delivered by the Northern Ireland Forest Schools Association, is aimed at promoting sustainable outdoor education programmes to […]

September 22, 2020

The first-ever Cavan Day – Saturday, 26th September – is fast approaching and already messages are already flooding in from all over the globe, with well-known Cavan people such as Hollywood heartthrob Chris Noth (Mr Big, ‘Sex and the City’); celebrity chef Neven Maguire; Ireland and West Ham football star Leanne Kiernan, and internationally acclaimed […]

June 22, 2020

Cuilcagh Boardwalk will be reopen from tomorrow Monday 22 June 😁 When you visit us: 🚯 Leave No Trace 📏 Keep Your Distance ⛰ Come prepared for a mountain environment   ⚠️If you haven’t visited us before, be aware that there are sections of the boardwalk that have handrails and you may have to pass people […]

October 21, 2018

We are delighted to launch  the brand new Field Guide to the Geodiversity of the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark.   This weather resistant guide has been developed to assist teachers in using the remarkable outdoor classroom that exists through the Geopark sites.  The guides include detailed information, teacher and student sheets with the aim of equipping post-primary school teachers with the information and resources they need to deliver fieldwork within […]

April 24, 2017

  A record number of visitors walked Cuilcagh Mountain, the highest point in counties Fermanagh and Cavan, during the Easter bank holiday weekend. The 2,500 hectare Cuilcagh Mountain Park, which is managed by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and is a designated Special Area of Conservation due to its internationally important blanket bog and significant range […]

March 22, 2016

A delegation from the UK Committee for UNESCO Global Geoparks recently visited the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark.   The UK committee, which facilitates information and partnership working between the seven Global Geoparks in the UK, met at the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark to discuss matters relating to the recent UNESCO designation of the UK’s seven […]

November 18, 2015

The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, which is home to some of the world’s most spectacular and geologically significant landscapes, has been awarded UNESCO Global Geopark status. The decision, announced by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation) General Conference in Paris yesterday, sees the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark become Northern Ireland’s […]