Discover Fermanagh Open Weekend


Daily

Various venues throughout the County

Fermanagh Visitor Information Centre
Enniskillen
Co. Fermanagh
BT74 7HL

To kick off the season, many of Fermanagh’s Visitor Attractions are opening their doors for FREE! Take this opportunity to visit and explore what we have to offer. Bring your family and friends and make a day of it, travelling from one attraction to the next or for those of you visiting the county then why not make a night of it! With many local accommodation providers offering great deals for the weekend you’ll be spoilt for choice. Come join us for this very special weekend, 01-03 March 2019.

Belleek Pottery

Open to the public for FREE guided tours on Friday 1st March 10.15am-12.15pm & 1.45pm-3.00pm. Visitor Centre will also be open on Saturday 2nd 10.00am- 5.30pm and Sunday 3rd 2.00pm- 5.00pm - Admission FREE, but no guided tours available.

T: +44(0)28 6865 8501 | E: takethetour@belleek.ie

Bilingual Puppet Show @Enniskillen Castle

Saturday 2nd March, 11.30am, Enniskillen Castle - Little Gem Puppets performs Maggie, a bilingual puppet show packed full of excitement and adventure. Maggie is the star of the show but she has a very unusual companion – can you guess who that might be? Then why not try out your own puppeteering skills in the bilingual workshop on making paper bag puppets, great for all ages, ideal for 4-8 years old. Book online at www.enniskillencastle.co.uk

T: +44 (0) 28 6632 5000 | E: castle@fermanaghomagh.com

Castle Coole

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd: House tours will run from 11.15am with the last tour at 4.00pm* Shop and tearoom will be open 11.00am - 5.00pm *House tours are booked at Visitor Reception and are subject to availability.

T: +44 (0) 28 6632 2690 | E: castlecoole@nationaltrust.org.uk

Cole’s Monument

Completed in 1857, Coles Monument was built in memory of Sir Galbraith Lowry Cole, G.C.B. Climb 108 spiral steps to a viewing platform with views of Enniskillen and surrounding area. FREE admission on Saturday 2nd 2.00pm- 4.00pm & Sunday 3rd 2.00pm -4.00pm.

T: +44 (0) 28 6632 5000 | E: fvic@fermanaghomagh.com

Crom Estate

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd: Grounds open from 10.00am – 6.00pm. Visitor Centre open 11.00am - 5.00pm (Exhibition, shop and tea room)

T: +44 (0) 28 6773 8118 | E: crom@nationaltrust.org.uk

Drumskinny Stone Circle

Explore Drumskinny Stone Circle with an experienced guide from Erne Heritage Tours to explain the significance of this 2,500 year old astronomical calendar and the history of the site. Guide on site Sunday 3rd 1.00pm - 4.00pm.

T: +44 (0) 78 5532 5693 | E: adam4eves@aol.com

Enniskillen Castle

Home to Fermanagh County Museum and The Inniskillings Museum, visitors to Enniskillen Castle can also enjoy seven galleries which tell the story of the local area from prehistoric to modern times. Onsite facilities also include a café, shop, genealogy centre and tourist information. Enjoy FREE Admission on Saturday 2nd 11.00am - 5.00pm & Sunday 3rd 11.00am- 5.00pm.

T: +44 (0) 28 6632 5000 | castle@fermanaghomagh.com

T: +44(0)28 6632 3142 | info@inniskillingsmuseum.com

Erne Boat Hire

Sunday 3rd March – Enjoy FREE one hour introductory sessions on self-drive pleasure boats in the heart of Ireland's only island town, Enniskillen. Sessions start at 10am and run until last session at 3.00pm. Booking essential via Facebook, telephone or website www.erneboathireltd.com

T: +44 (0) 7523 423 232 | facebook.com/erneboathire

Fermanagh Genealogy Centre

The Fermanagh Genealogy Volunteers will be in the Visitors Centre at Enniskillen Castle from 1pm - 4pm on Saturday 2nd March to talk to those interested in researching their Fermanagh Roots, those who may like to become members of the group or anyone who might like to join them as a volunteer. For further information visit https://Enniskillencastle.co.uk/explore-more/fermanagh-genealogy-centre.

T: +44 (0) 28 6632 5000 | E: fgc2012@hotmail.com

Florence Court

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd: Gardens and park open from 10.00am - 7.00pm. House tours will run from 11.15am with the last tour at 4.00pm*. Shop and tearoom will be open 11.00am – 5.00pm.*House tours are booked at Visitor Centre and are subject to availability.

T: +44 (0) 28 6634 8249 | E: florencecourt@nationaltrust.org.uk

Garden of Celtic Saints

Take this opportunity to visit a unique collection of wooden sculptures carved out of Irish oak representing saints and scholars of the Celtic past. Garden is open to the public for FREE over the weekend and is well worth a visit

.T: +44(0)28 68 621158 | 44(0)28 6862 1133

Headhunters Railway Museum

Enjoy free admission and guided tours in the world’s only barber shop and railway museum where you can explore the golden age of steam travel - Friday 1st 9.00am-5.30pm, Saturday 2nd 9.00am-5.30pm & Sunday 3rd 2.00pm-5.00pm.

T:+44(0) 28 6632 7488 | E: info@headhuntersmuseum.com

Janus Figure(Dreenan Figure) – Boa Island

Experienced guide from Erne Heritage Tours on site to explain the significance of this historic 2,000 year old figure – one of the finest examples of early European Art. Guide on site Sunday 3rd 1.00pm - 4.00pm

T: +44 (0) 78 5532 5693 | E: adam4eves@aol.com

Lady of the Lake

FREE sailings on-board the Lady of the Lake on Saturday 2nd March at 11.30am & 1.30pm departing from Round O Jetty, Brook Park, Enniskillen (90 minute sailing) – Booking Essential

T: +44 (0) 28 6862 2200 | E: info@ladyofthelaketours.com

Marble Arch Caves

Walking tours of the Marble Arch Caves will be available on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd, 12.00 noon - 4.00pm, every 30 minutes. Telephone booking is essential. Places will be allocated on a first-come basis. Please be aware that the boats will not be operating and the length of the guided tours can be affected by heavy rain.

T: +44 (0) 28 6634 8855 | E: mac@fermanaghomagh.com

Share Discovery Village

FREE activity sessions on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd including archery, climbing wall and bouncy castle. 10 spaces per session. Each guest limited to one activity session. Session times – 10.00am, 11.30am, 2.00pm & 3.30pm. Booking essential. Please note that due to high demand activities and accommodation will be served on a first come first served basis. A tour of the site can be organised if requested when booking activity.

T: +44 (0) 28 6772 2122 | E: info@sharevillage.org

Spiritual Walking Tour of Enniskillen

A guided walking tour beginning at Enniskillen Castle around the churches of the town. Includes Enniskillen Methodist Church, St. Macartin's Cathedral, St. Michael's Church & Enniskillen Presbyterian Church - Saturday 2nd March at 10.30 am - 12.30 pm.

T: +44 (0) 28 6632 5000 | E: castle@fermanaghomagh.com

NEIGHBOURING ATTRACTIONS

An CreagánEnjoy free admission to An Creagán Walks, Historical Exhibitions, Wild Woods Play Area and Bronze Age sites on Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd 11.00am-5.00pm.

T: +44 (0) 28 8076 1112 | E: info@ancreagan.com

Blessingbourne Estate

Sunday 3rd: Free Admission to Blessingbourne Estate offering 13km of Professional Mountain Bike Trails and 4km of stunning Walking Trails, through mature woodlands, 9.00am to 6.00pm. Bikes available on site to hire.

T: +44 (0) 28 8952 1188 | E: info@blessingbourne.com

Entrance Fee

FREE

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