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Council launches “From Around The World Exhibition”

31st January 2020

A new and unique exhibition, hosted by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council celebrating cultural diversity within the Council area, was officially opened recently at Enniskillen Castle Museums by the Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Siobhán Currie.

The exhibition entitled “From around the world; Celebrating our Cultures” is a reflection of the passion and love for the preservation and promotion of the various different cultures and nationalities of those both local and from the countries of those who have a connection to the district.. The exhibition also celebrates not only the diversity of the cultures but also highlights the similar characteristics which many of them share.

Images reflecting 14 different cultures and traditions feature in the exhibition and the underlying pride in their cultures shines through in the images. Authentic items from the many different cultures have also been secured on loan to enhance the exhibition together with personal reflections of participants telling their stories. The exhibition represents the culmination of a body of work undertaken by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with representatives of the various ethnic communities across the district.

Speaking about the exhibition, the Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Siobhán Currie, said “Right across this island, people within our shared community strive to promote and sustain our different rich cultural identities. I am delighted that those who have made their homes here from many countries across the world, are happy and proud to share and promote their own cultures.  Not only does it keep it alive for the next generation, it also provides a strong link to their homeland and introduces us all to a whole raft of cultural experiences from food to language and dance. Through these experiences we have the opportunity to delight in both the differences and similarities between our cultures”.

“From around the world; Celebrating our Cultures” runs until 21 June 2020. Normal opening times and admission prices for the Museum apply.

For further information on the exhibition please contact the Council by telephone on 0300 303 1777, textphone 028 8225 6216 or by email at goodrelations@fermanaghomagh.com.