Council lighting up Enniskillen Castle and Strule Arts Centre in September

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Published: 15th September 2017

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council will be marking various events taking place in September by illuminating Enniskillen Castle and the Strule Arts Centre.

On Thursday 21 September 2017, both buildings will be lit up purple at the request of the South West Age Partnership, to mark World Alzheimer’s Day. The initiative is part of a week long campaign to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of dementia and to encourage people to visit their GP if they have concerns. The Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Stephen McCann, is also hosting a reception for support groups, sufferers and carers to highlight the issues and stigma around dementia.

For further information on Alzheimer’s support services, please contact Gemma O’Brien, Western Trust Dementia Navigator, telephone on 028 8283 5197, Dubheasa McGrinder, Alzheimer’s Society, telephone 028 8224 2826 or Paula Canney, Dementia NI, telephone 07966 881422.

Both buildings will then be illuminated blue on Saturday 30 September 2017 to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the closure of the rail service in Fermanagh and Tyrone from Enniskillen to Omagh, Clones and Bundoran.

Blue was the colour of the Great Northern Railway locomotives. Headhunters Railway Museum is also organising a series of commemorative events over the weekend of 30 September 2017 including an illustrated talk at The Ardhowen, model railway exhibition, and two photographic exhibitions at Enniskillen Castle Museum and Enniskillen Library.
For further information on Headhunters Railway Museum, please contact Selwyn Johnston on selwynjohston16@gmail.com or visit the Headhunters Barber Shop and Railway Museum at 5 Darling Street, Enniskillen.

Enquiries regarding illuminating Council properties and charity support should be made to Louise McLaughlin, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Community Services team, by telephone on 0300 303 1777 (calls charged at local rate) or by email louise.mclaughlin@fermanaghomagh.com.

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