Council to host 4th annual “Taste of Culture” event at Ulster American Folk Park

31st May 2019

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, in partnership with a number of other stakeholders, has organised the 4th annual multi-cultural event at the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh on Saturday 8 June 2019 to celebrate “A Taste of Culture”.

The event, which, this year, has as its theme “Stepping it Out” is a family friendly event celebrating the diverse range of languages, cultures and traditions which are now very much part of the Fermanagh and Omagh district.

Speaking at the launch of the event, the Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Siobhán Currie said,

“The Taste of Culture event highlights the rich cultural diversity which currently exists in the Fermanagh and Omagh District and emphasises the many nationalities from all over the world who now call the district “home”. The event offers something for all ages and I would encourage everyone to come along and sample the sights, sounds and tastes of the district’s new cultural heritage and enjoy a good day out.”

This is the fourth year of this highly successful event and it is the most exciting to date. Visitors will once again be afforded the opportunity to enjoy international cuisine while at the same time enjoying the rhythm, dance and crafts of the participating cultures.

This year’s theme, “Stepping it Out” focusses on dance from around the world and visitors will be treated to a number of dance performances from a variety of traditions. There will be Irish dancing, Ulster Scots, Sean Nós, and traditional dances from Bulgaria, China and Malaysia, America and the Phillipines. There will also be an opportunity to explore ‘A Step in Time’ exhibition which tells the story of Irish dance over 125 years. Visitors will have an opportunity to sample international cuisine, take part in the ‘Family Footsteps Trail’ and complete a quiz on a tour throughout the Park.

Visitors will also be able to try their hands at some of the crafts such as candle making, cooking, embroidery helping the blacksmith make a poker and making a corn dollie to name but a few.

This project is being organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with National Museums NI, the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, Libraries NI, Omagh Ethnic Communities Support Group and Goodwill Gifts Support Group and has received financial support from Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Good Relations Programme assisted by The Executive Office.

The “Taste of Culture” event, runs from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm on Saturday 8 June and promises to be a fun filled day for all the family. Normal admission rates to the Ulster American Folk Park apply.

For further information on the event, please contact the Council’s Good Relations team by telephone on 0300 303 1777, textphone on 028 8225 2616 or by email at goodrelations@fermanaghomagh.com.