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Council venues open doors for free for European Heritage Open Days

4th September 2019

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

Taking place on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2019, the European-wide initiative provides free access to more than 300 events across Northern Ireland over the weekend. A number of Council organised events will also take place on Friday 13 September 2019.

The theme for EHOD 2019 is Arts and Entertainment, presenting an opportunity for people to explore the various elements of heritage of arts and entertainment.

Speaking about this year’s European Heritage Open Day programme of events organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Siobhán Currie, said:

“The Council is pleased to offer a range of free events across the district as part of this year’s European Heritage Open Days. The programme has events to suit a range of age groups and interests. We look forward to welcoming residents of and visitors to the district to our venues and attractions where they can discover more about the area’s local heritage and experience and enjoy a variety of arts and entertainment.”

Council events over the weekend include a film screening, public art tours, storytelling, historic walking tours and an Irish walking tour of Omagh with each taking place at or leaving from the Strule Arts Centre.

A Forage Walk to discover all that nature’s larder has in store will also take place on Saturday 14 September 2019 at 2pm at Gortin Glen Forest Park.

There will also be an Irish language film screening, Kathleen Bridle walking tour of Enniskillen, storytelling, Ulster Scots Cultural Celebration and an Archive Afternoon at Enniskillen Castle over the weekend as well as free admission to the Castle grounds and museums from 11am-5pm on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2019.

Storytelling, guided bus tours in English and Irish and a bilingual natural heritage tour will take place within the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark while guided visits to Cole’s Monument, Enniskillen and an embroidery workshop themed on Brexit at Aughakillymaude Mummers Centre with Artsland Artist in Residence, Nikkita Morgan, will also be available.

Admission to all events and activities is free of charge.

The full programme of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council events taking place as part of this year’s European Heritage Open Days is available to download. Alternatively for further information please email artsandheritage@fermanaghomagh.com, or telephone a member of the Council’s Arts and Heritage Team by telephoning 0300 303 1777 (calls charged at local rate) or text phone 028 8225 6216.