A Memory Map developed by Cuilcagh to Cleenish: A Great Place has scooped the top award at the Council for British Archaeology (CBA)’s Archaeological Achievement Awards.

The ceremony held in Edinburgh celebrated the best in archaeology across the UK and Ireland.

The Fermanagh based project topped the Public Dissemination Category and then came out ahead of 84 entries to win the overall Outstanding Achievement Award

Barney Devine, Local Co-ordinator for Cuilcagh to Cleenish: A Great Place, said:“We are delighted to have received this wonderful accolade and are absolutely thrilled at winning both the Dissemination Category Award and the Outstanding Achievement Award for our Memory Map.

"The innovative multimedia-enabled map showcases the rich but often overlooked natural, built, archaeological and cultural heritage in the area between Cuilcagh Mountain and Cleenish Island, and recognises the hard work of our committee, volunteers and partners.”

The Cuilcagh to Cleenish Memory Map has over 90 places to discover, each brought to life via a digital collection of music, stories, history, community-made films, natural recordings and photographs. The places and stories include references to World War Two evacuees, battles, farming practices, archaeological finds, natural history and much more.

Neil Redfern, Chief Executive of the Council for British Archaeology, said: “On behalf of us all here at the Council for British Archaeology, we would like to offer a huge congratulations to all of our Archaeological Achievement Award winners across the island of Ireland and the British Isles. As well as showcasing our community’s achievements, the awards have allowed us to show the wider benefits of archaeological projects to society. We hope that by allowing more people to discover what we do they will be encouraged to explore and take part in archaeology.”

You can find out more about Cuilcagh to Cleenish: A Great Place and view the Memory Map at www.c2c.org.uk

More information on the Archaeological Achievement Awards is available at www.archaeologyuk.org.