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Council to host production of the “The Sugar Train” as part of the “Railways to the West” Programme”

12th March 2019

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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is hosting a production of the ‘The Sugar Train’, a short drama telling the story of the last train journey to Bundoran, at Strule Arts Centre, Omagh on Thursday 21 March at 7.30pm.

The production, directed by local man Brian McCaugherty, is part of the “Railways to the West” programme. The PEACE IV funded programme focusses on the Great Northern Railway which passed through the villages in Mid and West Tyrone and Omagh on its journey from Portadown to Londonderry until its closure in 1965.

It is one of 16 projects identified in the Fermanagh and Omagh PEACE IV Local Action Plan to benefit from a total funding package of £2.8m to deliver projects across three key strands: Shared Spaces and Services, Children and Young People and Building Positive Relations at a Local Level.

The project is supported by the European Union’s Peace IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). Match-funding for this project has been provided by the Executive Office in Northern Ireland and the Department for Rural and Community Development in Ireland.

Everyone is welcome to come along and admission is FREE. To book please contact Strule Arts Centre box office on 028 8224 7831 or book online at

“Railways to the West” is being delivered by Insight Solutions on behalf of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. For further information on how to get involved, contact Fergal O’Donnell from Insight Solutions on 0771 362 3264 or email