A Weekend of Activity for European Heritage Open Days

24th August 2018

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council have organised a range of free events across a number of its venues and facilities as part of this year’s European Heritage Open Days.

The European-wide initiative allows free access to more than 300 events over the weekend of 8th and 9th September, providing a unique opportunity to discover and celebrate the rich cultural heritage which Northern Ireland has to offer.

Within the Fermanagh and Omagh District, a vast array of activities such as guided tours, boat trips and dramatic performances are free to enjoy for individuals and families alike.

A small selection of the 14 different events taking place within the district include:

Fermanagh from a Kite

Using only a kite to lift his camera Ciarán May’s unique style of aerial photography will take you on a magical journey through Fermanagh. Set in the grounds of Enniskillen Castle, this exciting event will allow you to discover the beauty of our landscape, Lough Erne, and our shared history from a whole new perspective. Ciarán will share his passion for all things Fermanagh and kites in a visual talk that’s truly uplifting. Castle grounds will be open for this event from 9:30am-5:00pm on Saturday and 11:00am-5:00pm on Sunday.

Upper Lough Erne Boat trip

Commencing from Knockninny Quay, Derrylin on Sunday at 11am, Fiona Crudden will deliver a guided tour of some of the major sites on Upper Lough Erne including Knockninny Quay, Belle isle & Crom, finishing at 4pm. Warm & waterproof clothing and walking boots are essential. It is advised that visitors bring their own packed lunch, however complimentary tea and coffee will be available. Booking for this event is required and can be arranged by either emailing castle@fermanaghomagh.com or, alternatively, phoning 028 6632 5000

Relating Histories: Omagh Stories Strule Arts Centre

Taking place on Sunday from 11am- 3pm, this event encompasses a bus trip and an opportunity to visit and enjoy performances at the Old Cappagh Church and Graveyard, Dunmullan which dates back to medieval times and Drumragh Old Graveyard near Omagh which is the burial place of the poet and Protestant nationalist, Alice Milligan (1865-1953). In order to explore the stories hidden within these historic graveyards booking is essential and can be arranged by either emailing castle@fermanaghomagh.com or, alternatively, phoning 028 6632 5000.

For a full programme of properties taking part in this year’s European Heritage Open Days in the Fermanagh and Omagh district visit www.discovernorthernireland.com/ehod or telephone Fermanagh or Omagh Visitor Information Centre on 0300 303 1777.