A new sculpture, part of the Sliabh Beagh Masterplan, has been installed at the picnic area near the Penal Cross on Bragan Mountain. The beautiful depiction of folklore legend Bith is set on a plinth of local stone, and was created by Gordon Muir from Edinburgh. Bith is said to have been buried in Carnmore, midway between Roslea and Lisnaskea in County Fermanagh, and the Sliabh Beagh mountains are named in his honour.
The Sliabh Beagh Masterplan was jointly commissioned by Monaghan County Council and Fermanagh & Omagh District Council to establish a strategic vision for the future of this important rural area. The masterplan encompasses 10 different themes and 30 projects, with short, medium and long term timeframes. The assets identified in the plan include People; Natural Quality & Beauty; Tranquility; Wildlife & Ecosystems; Heritage & Culture; Tourism infrastructure; Accessibility; and Administration & Brexit. The 10 themes of the project are Partnership and Administration; Identity and Promotion; Conservation Management; Digital infrastructure; Gateways; Road infrastructure; Paths and Signage; Destinations and Experiences; Events and Festivals; and Hospitality and Accommodation.