Fermanagh and Omagh District Council adds extra dates for lighting up Enniskillen Castle and Strule Arts Centre, Omagh during November   

19th November 2020

SAC Blue

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has confirmed additional dates for its November programme of light ups for Enniskillen Castle and the Strule Arts Centre, Omagh.

Enniskillen Castle and Strule Arts Centre will be illuminated red on Friday 20 November 2020 to mark Mickey Harte’s contribution to Tyrone GAA football teams over the past 30 years following his decision to step down as manager of the Tyrone Senior Gaelic Football team after 18 years in charge.

Both buildings will also be lit up red on Tuesday 24 November 2020 at the request of the Council to mark the 70th anniversary of the Omagh Rail Tragedy when 5 local railways workers died tragically after being struck by a train. A video, produced in association with Omagh Heritage Forum, to commemorate the 70th anniversary, will also be available to view on the Council’s youtube channel from Friday 20 November 2020.

At the request of Cavanaleck Community Group, Enniskillen Castle and Strule Arts Centre, will be illuminated purple on Wednesday 25 November 2020 to mark the United Nations 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence with Wednesday marking the first day of the campaign.

As previously announced, both Enniskillen Castle and the Strule Arts Centre will be illuminated red on Friday 27 November 2020 to mark Fuel Poverty Awareness Day.

Earlier this month, Enniskillen Castle was illuminated pale blue on Wednesday 11 November to mark the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Aisling Centre in Enniskillen.