Residents of Fermanagh and Omagh take a trip back in time with ‘The Sugar Train’

27th March 2019

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council recently hosted a production of ‘The Sugar Train’ in Strule Arts Centre as part of the Peace IV Railways programme. The production, by local dramatist Bean McCaugherty, chronicled the story of the last train journey to Bundoran.

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 and 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. The Local Action Plan delivers 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.

This programme 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 fergal@insight-solutions.org.