Resilient Coastal Communities

Resilient Coastal Communities

Teresa O’Hare, from the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust, draws on nearly 40 years experience working in community based heritage projects and eco tourism in Northern Ireland. Her “modus operandi” is embracing how heritage can add value to our wellbeing economically, socially and environmentally. 

In this session, she will discuss the role of NGOs and Local Authorities in increasing the capacity of remote and sparsely populated communities for sustainable environmental management.

Speaker Teresa O’Hare

A native of Co Down, of hill farming stock; she has been volunteering and working in community-based heritage projects since 1983. Prior to coming to work in The Glens; Teresa worked on the development of the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership, co-writing the Landscape Action Plan that is now being delivered across the 500km2 area. Teresa is a postgraduate of Ulster University School of Environmental Science, a teacher of environmental studies and eco-tourism and is passionate about built, natural and cultural heritage. Teresa owns Orchard Acre Farm an award winning eco based tourism destination in Fermanagh

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