Information Day about proposed new heritage walk. 

9th September 2020

Information Day about proposed new heritage walk. 

Members of the public will be offered the opportunity to find out more about a proposed new 5km looped walk and cycle path for Enniskillen through an information day on Thursday 10 September 2020. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is keen to glean as much local knowledge of the area as possible and the information day provides residents with the opportunity to share their knowledge of the area and its history.

The proposed walk will link an existing network of paths, some of which are in poor condition, to create a route, encompassing the adjacent estates of Cornagrade, Kilmacormick 1, Kilmacormick 2 and Hillview.

The proposed route of the path, with the working title of “the Wide Awake Way” will take visitors along the Back Lough and Race Course Lough and will offer them the opportunity to get a flavour of Ireland’s only Island town.

As part of the proposals, in addition to walking, running and cycling, it is envisaged that the path will also provide an outlet to enjoy the natural heritage and biodiversity of the area.

This area of Enniskillen is also of great historical significance and the proposed pathway will encompass up to 18 sites of historical interest including well known locations like Enniskillen Workhouse, currently the subject of a major redevelopment project,  The Paupers Graveyard and Tori Gate at Old Ferry Port along with some lesser known points gathered from local knowledge.

People can find out more about the proposed path or share their knowledge on the area by contacting Enniskillen Castle Museum by telephone on 028 6632 5000 or email Catherine.scott@fermanaghomagh.com to book an appointment for Thursday. (social distancing arrangements will be in place)

 

The project is being delivered by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with Lough Erne Landscape Partnership (LELP) with funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund, Ulster Wildlife and Sport NI.

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