About the Event

Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week

18 – 24 September 2017

Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week is a high-profile initiative that aims to celebrate all aspects of our culture and heritage, challenge sectarianism and racism and to promote understanding and respect among all sections of our community. Please see below, some of the events in which Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has been involved in delivering.

Events Taking Place in Fermanagh and Omagh District

Monday 18 September 2017, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
People and Politics: Engaging with Politicians for the Common Good
Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh
Facilitated discussion on how people and churches can engage with politicians to help build a better society. Music will be provided by St Lawrence’s Primary School, Fintona, winners of BBC Radio Ulster’s Junior School Choir of the Year. This event is being organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with Omagh Churches Forum.

Wednesday 20 September 2017, 9.30am – 12.30pm
‘On the Front and Here at Home 1917 – 1918’
Omagh Library
.A conference examining the key historical events of 1917, both on the battlefields and back home in Ireland. Guest speakers include Dr Marie Coleman (QUB), Philip Orr (historian) and Seamus Farrell (The Junction, Derry/Londonderry)..Admission is free but places are limited. Please contact Pauline Clarke at Fermanagh and Omagh District Council to register your interest: pauline.clarke@fermanaghomagh.com or ring 0300 303 1777. This conference has been organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with Rural Community Network and Libraries N.I.

Thursday 21 September 2017, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Civil Society Engaging with Politics’ Conference
Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen
A conference with input from speakers and facilitated workshops and interactive discussion. This conference will explore the ideas of common good, equality and democracy as key to the flourishing and wellbeing of all the people of Northern Ireland). Admission is free but places are limited. Please contact Pauline Clarke at Fermanagh and Omagh District Council to register your interest: pauline.clarke@fermanaghomagh.com or ring 0300 303 1777. This conference has been organised by Fermanagh Churches Forum and Irish School of Ecumenics in association with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.

Saturday 23 September 2017, 11.00am – 12.00pm
Féach: Bearblann agus Bóthar Iarainn
Headhunters Barber Shop and Railway Museum, Enniskillen
Bilingual tour of Headhunters Barber shop and Railway Museum Enniskillen. A unique opportunity to explore the Railway heritage of Fermanagh and further afield. Come along and experience the impact railways had on people’s lives.

Wednesday 27 September 2017, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Working together to promote greater understanding
Tir Navar, 8 Creamery Road, Derrygonnelly 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Talk by guest speaker, Alan McBride, Centre Co-ordinator of the WAVE Trauma Centre in Belfast and lead Human Rights Commissioner concerning transitional justice. Alan, who is a victim of the troubles, will talk about his experience in relation to peace building and reconciliation. This event is being facilitated by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with West Erne Churches Forum, Derrygonnelly.

To find out more about public events taking place in the Fermanagh and Omagh district during Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week please download the brochure at http://www.fermanaghomagh.com/app/uploads/2017/09/Final-CR-CA-Week-booklet.pdf or contact Pauline Clarke, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council on 0300 303 1777 email pauline.clarke@fermanaghomagh.com.

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Ardhowen Theatre

Annual Omagh Literary Festival honouring Benedict Kiely

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Strule Arts Centre

Humpty Dumpty’s Big Eggventure

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Ardhowen Theatre