Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, in partnership with South West College has been awarded £2,156,300 by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to undertake a major heritage project at Enniskillen Workhouse.

The project will see the Workhouse Entrance Block restored with part of the ground floor redeveloped as mixed-use exhibition, reminiscence and display space. Here, some of the surviving workhouse records and minute books will be displayed, and a dedicated heritage trail will be used to tell the story of the workhouse and the people who were housed there. This space will be managed in conjunction with Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Fermanagh County Museum, also funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The remaining first floor space, managed by South West College, will be revitalised as a state-of-the-art hub for business innovation and enterprise.

Throughout the restoration works, a dedicated heritage skills and education programme will enable more than 100 local craftspeople and contractors to benefit from accredited training in heritage skills, and 12 apprenticeships will be created.

The project is due for completion in April 2022.

For further information, please contact Fermanagh and Omagh District Council by telephone on 0300 303 1777, textphone on 028 8225 6216 or email fundinginvestmentunit@fermanaghomagh.com.