Traveller Living History Exhibition to take place at Enniskillen Castle

15th February 2022

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A unique Traveller Living History Exhibition to mark United Nations Zero Discrimination Day 2022, will take place at Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen on Wednesday 2 March 2022.

The exhibition is being hosted by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in partnership with the Western Health and Social Care Trust Traveller Health and Wellbeing Group.

Speaking about the exhibition, the Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Errol Thompson, said:

“Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is delighted to be working in partnership with the Western health and Social Care Trust to host this wonderful exhibition which will provide a glimpse into a way of life that has been around for a long, long time.

The exhibition will both educate and promote our rich cultural diversity and support the Everybody Belongs campaign which was launched recently by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council.”

The exhibition is an interactive one and will be presented by Meath Travellers Workshop. It will provide a real insight into the lives of Irish Travellers, in bygone days, as they travelled the roads.

This is the first time that this showcase has come to the district. It features a restored Traveller barrel top wagon, a traditional tent, a flat-bed horse cart and a campfire, and the facilitators, Meath Travellers Workshops, will offer a guided tour of the exhibition as well as demonstrations of traditional crafts including tin-smithing and story-telling.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 1:30pm to 5pm.

For further information on the Traveller Living History Exhibition or the Everyone Belongs campaign, please contact the Good Relations service by email at goodrelations@fermanaghomagh.com.

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