Battles Bricks and Bridges

This documentary film tells the story of a one year project carried out by Cleenish and Killesher Community Development Associations in County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. The project explored the culture, history and heritage of the area. It focused on the landscape archaeology of the site of the Battle of the Ford of the Biscuits (at the start of the Nine Years War in Ireland), traditional brick-making and the restoration of Arney bridge – now thought to be the oldest in Ulster. The film features interviews with local people and professional archaeologists and brick makers as well as Prof Henry Glassie who revisited the area in July 2014. The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund in Northern Ireland, The Northern Ireland Environment Agency and Fermanagh Trust.