Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism is encouraging locals and visitors to Fermanagh to rediscover some of the county’s most stunning visitor attractions for free as the Discover Fermanagh Open Weekend gets ready to kick off over 4 to 6 March 2016.
The Discover Fermanagh Open Weekend, supported by Waterways Ireland and Fermanagh & Omagh District Council, is the perfect opportunity to visit and experience your local visitor attractions, FREE of charge.
To help people make the most of the Open Weekend, a leaflet providing details of participating attractions, will be distributed to every household across Fermanagh this week.
Tanya Cathcart, Marketing Manager at Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism, explains; “The Discover Fermanagh Open Weekend is the perfect excuse for people who live in the area to reacquaint themselves with some of the county’s most famous attractions and for newcomers to get out and see just what makes this such a wonderful place to visit.”
Over the weekend people will have the opportunity to visit a selection of stately homes, museums, ancient sites, cruise Lough Erne, enjoy a guided pottery tour or explore the subterranean depths of the showcaves at the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, all for FREE.
To help get you started, we have highlighted some of events taking place over the Discover Fermanagh Open Weekend – there is something for everyone;
Visit Aughakillymaude Mummers Centre in Derrylin. The Mummers Centre boasts a detailed life sized mumming sculpture exhibition with an informative photographic mumming display and will be open to the public for FREE on Saturday 5 March, 10.00am-3.00pm.
Explore Drumskinny Stone Circle for FREE with an experienced guide from Erne Heritage Tours on 5 & 6 March, 1.00pm – 4.00pm, to explain the significance of this 2,500 year old astronomical calendar and the history of the site.
The kids will love FREE Super Saturday at Share Discovery Village on Saturday 5 March. Enjoy climbing, archery and a bouncy castle but remember booking is essential – T: (028) 677 22122.
Join Orchard Acre Farm for a FREE lunch time cookery demo, Irish breads of the Griddle and Pan, on Friday 4 March 12noon–2.00pm. See how traditional breads of Ulster are made first hand. This event is bookable online at http://www.orchardacrefarm.co.uk/discover-fermanagh
A visit to the Inniskillings Museum at Enniskillen Castle is a journey through more than 300 years of history as encountered by the town’s two distinguished regiments. The Museum is open to the public for FREE on 4 & 5 March, 2.00pm-5.00pm.
All three Fermanagh National Trust properties, Florence Court, Crom and Castle Coole, will open for FREE over the weekend, 5 & 6 March. Take this opportunity to take a house tour or enjoy a leisurely stroll around the grounds with family.
Enjoy a FREE guided Walking Tour of Enniskillen on Saturday 5 March at 3.00pm. The guide will introduce you to the history of Enniskillen as well as a new way to “Walk Enniskillen”. Explore and discover the island town of Enniskillen, it’s fascinating past and architectural beauties.
Some of our neighbouring attractions are also participating this year – Travel back a few thousand years to ancient Ireland through a visit to the Bronze Age site at An Creagán in Omagh, open for FREE on 4 & 5 March, 11.00am-5.00pm.
Feeling more energetic? Blessingbourne Estate is opening for FREE on Sunday 6 March, 1.00pm-5.00pm. Bring your bikes and discover over 13km of professional mountain bike trails, fun for all the family.
For further information visit www.fermanaghlakelands.com. Also on Facebook & Twitter #DFOW16