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									                             Opening Hours
From Saturday 15th March the Fermanagh Tourist Information Centre will be
open 7 days a week. The usual weekend hours and bank holiday times will apply.

MARCH 2008

Sat 1               Junior Pike Angling Competition based in and around Enniskillen.
                    All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Anyone wishing
                    to enter or for further info contact Jack Tisdall at
                    Erne Anglers Club 028 66 322008

Sat 1               Enniskillen Drama Festival Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen 8pm
                    Tickets – adults £8, concessions £7. Special season ticket for all 9 shows £35.
                    Nightly Festival Club sponsored by PEPSI and Gordon Robinson Property
                    Sales. Tonight’s performance - One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by
                    Dale Wasserman. Performed by Breffni Players, Carrick on Shannon. The
                    play which is populated by a host of memorable eccentric characters, is told
                    through the eyes of Chief Bromden, who in this version is presented as an
                    Irish Traveller. It’s a classic anti establishment story of how one man, Randle
                    Patrick McMurphy, a rebellious inmate of a psychiatric hospital, asserts his
                    individuality in the face of a repressive conformist system. It’s a play that
                    captures the qualities of human nature - playfulness, courage, stubbornness,
                    inspiration and pride.

Sun 2               Enniskillen Drama Festival Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen 8pm.
                    Tickets - adults £8, concessions £7. Special season ticket for all 9 shows £35.
                    Nightly Festival Club sponsored by PEPSI and Gordon Robinson Property
                    Sales. Tonight’s performance - The Caretaker by Harold Pinter.
                    Performed by Coolera Dramatic Society (Sligo) Critically acclaimed when
                    it opened in London in 1960, the play deals with the distance between reality
                    and fantasy, family relationships and the struggle for power. Set in 1959, it
                    tells the story of two brothers who own a run down junk ridden West London
                    apartment where a tramp, Davies, has been offered the job of Caretaker.
                    Pinter uses elements of both comedy and tragedy and a masterful use of
                    dialogue in what is considered to be a modern masterpiece.

Mon 3               Enniskillen Drama Festival Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen 8pm.
                    Tickets - adults £8, concessions £7. Special season ticket for all 9 shows £35.
                    Nightly Festival Club sponsored by PEPSI and Gordon Robinson Property
                    Sales. Tonight’s performance - Steel Magnolias by Robert Harding.
                    Performed by Belvoir Players(Belfast) Set in Truvy’s beauty salon in
                    Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are ‘anybody’ come to have

          but humorously revealing verbal collisions. It takes place over a two year
          period in four crucial moments in the lives of the characters. The basic idea
          perhaps is that under the beauty parlour Magnolia façade, all these women
          need to be made of steel to survive.

Tues 4    Enniskillen Drama Festival Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen 8pm.
          Tickets - adults £8, concessions £7… Special season ticket for all 9 shows
          £35. Nightly Festival Club sponsored by PEPSI and Gordon Robinson
          Property Sales. Tonight’s performance United by John McDwyer
          Performed by The Phoenix Players,(Co Sligo). Set in the kitchen of the
          Brennan household in Co. Leitrim against the background of the 1958
          Munich Air Disaster and years later during the new Millennium, the play is
          really about a family’s relationships with each other, parent/child, brother/
          sister. It tells of their triumphs, tragedies and ultimate redemption.

Wed 5     Enniskillen Drama Festival Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen 8pm.
          Tickets - adults £8, concessions £7. Special season ticket for all 9 shows £35.
          Nightly Festival Club sponsored by PEPSI and Gordon Robinson Property
          Sales. Tonight’s performance Extremities by William Mastosimone
          Performed by Bradan Players Leixlip (Kildare). An emotionally provocative

          house. The sense of fear, tension, attraction and confusion are part of every
          woman’s nightmare. Rape is his motive but as the twists and turns that
          follow, convey themselves powerfully to the audience, the tables are turned
          so that we are not sure who is the aggressor and who is the victim.

Thurs 6   Enniskillen Drama Festival Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen 8pm.
          Tickets - adults £8, concessions £7. Special season ticket for all 9 shows £35.
          Nightly Festival Club sponsored by PEPSI and Gordon Robinson Property
          Sales. Tonight’s performance Blythe Spirit by Noel Coward. Performed
          by Omagh Players. All sorts of strange things happen in this masterpiece
          of witty repartee, where the spirit world collides with the English Drawing
          Room. Playwright, Noel Coward, the debonair master of sophistication
          and satire outdoes himself with ingenious plot twists and unforgettable
          characters in this sharp and sparkling comedy of manners. Novelist Charles
          Condomine’s household is host to a ghost when a séance goes wrong and a
          sublimely eccentric medium unwittingly brings forth Elvira, the mischievous

Fri 7     Navigation Rally organised by Enniskillen Motor Club - round of NI
          Championships. Details from Ian McCutcheon on - 0777 902 6597.

Fri 7     Enniskillen Drama Festival Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen 8pm.
          Tickets - adults £8, concessions £7. Special season ticket for all 9 shows £35.
          Nightly Festival Club sponsored by PEPSI and Gordon Robinson Property
          Sales. Tonight’s performance - The Price by Arthur Miller. Performed
          by Dublin Estuary Players. Set against the background of the 1929 stock
          market crash in America, the play examines the issues of responsibility, duty
          and rivalry within the family unit from the perspective of two estranged
          brothers, Victor, a New York cop and Walter a successful doctor. They meet
          after a sixteen-year estrangement in the attic of the family residence, where
          Victor and Solomon an old furniture dealer are discussing what has to be
          sold off.

Sat 8               Enniskillen Drama Festival Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen 8pm.
                    Tickets – adults £8, concessions £7… Special season ticket for all 9 shows
                    £35. Nightly Festival Club sponsored by PEPSI and Gordon Robinson
                    Property Sales. Tonight’s performance - Shoot The Crow by Owen
                    McCafferty. Performed by The Clarence Players (Belfast) An enduring,
                    yet hard hitting comic portrait of how the need to work gets in the way of
                    living. It’s Friday and the end of a long week for four Belfast tilers. Ding-
                    Ding wants a bucket. Randolph dreams of a motorbike. They have plans, but
                    so do their workmates Petesy and Socrates. How they all get what they want

                    big dreams. Contains some strong language.

Fri 9 to Sun 9      31st Annual Fermanagh Bridge Congress. Manor House Hotel, Killadeas.
                    Details from Richard Allen on 028 6632 2310

Tues 11 to Fri 14   Science Week: From Hand to Mouth. Enniskillen Castle Museums.

                    changes in life-styles in Fermanagh over the past 50 years. The programme
                    has close links with the New Revised Curriculum and has elements relating
                    to: The World Around Us, Personal Understanding and Health, Awareness of
                    Environmental Issues. Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact

Wed 12              Fermanagh Naturalists’ Field Club AGM and Lecture on Devenish
                    Excavations with Seamas McAnnaidh.
                    Fermanagh House, Broadmeadow, Enniskillen 8pm. Details from Secretary
                    on 028 66 341708

Thurs 13            Geopark Walks & Talks to coincide with International Year of Planet
                    Earth Planet Earth Lecture: Landscapes of Ice Age Ireland.
                    Portora Royal School, at 7.30pm. Most of Ireland was once buried beneath
                    a large ice sheet that profoundly shaped the landscape, producing a rich
                    heritage of puzzling landforms. Professor Chris Clark from the University

                    computer-renditions of landscapes from satellite and space shuttle data.

Thurs 13            Mike Denver and Guests in Concert Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen.
                    8pm. Tickets £17.50. This show featuring a talented band of musicians is an
                    excellent mix of ‘Country’ Classics. Special guests include Ray Lynam.

Fri 14              A Nostalgic Evening with Johnny McEvoy, Ardhowen Theatre,
                    Enniskillen. 8pm Tickets £15 Featuring all of Johnny’s many ‘hit songs’
                    many of which are in the ballad or folk style. Apart from his own unique

                    multi-instrumentalist, Philip O’Duffy.

Sat 15              Ulster Orchestra, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen 8pm Tickets £12,
                    Concession £10, u14 £5. An evening of music with attitude, character and
                    a lot of charm.

Mon 17              St Patrick’s Day Celebrations at Aughakillymaude Mummer’s Centre,
                    Knockninny, Derrylin Further details from Jim Ledwith on 07971075955

                    ‘The American Wake’ St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations. Ulster American
Mon 17
                    Folk Park, Omagh. Countless thousands of people left Ireland in the 18th &
                    19th Centuries. For many, the hours before departure became known as the

                    ‘American Wake’ when the family gathered to bid a sad but fond farewell
                    to the departing emigrant. Re-live this vivid and moving re-enactment
                    complete with music, song and dance. Re-enactment repeated at 1.00pm &
                    3.00pm. For this event, the museum will be open to the public from 11.00am
                    to 5.30pm. Last admission is 4.00pm.

Tues 18             Fermanagh Gardening Society, Table Quiz. Enniskillen library 8pm
                    Further info from Sam Robinson on 028 6632 7105

Sat 22 to Tues 25   Easter Celebrations, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh.
                    Experience 19th century life in rural Ulster and pioneer America with

                    spinning and wheel-hooping. Meet the Easter chicks or join in the egg and
                    spoon races. Enjoy storytelling sessions and take a partner for a spring-time
                    hoe-down in the Pennsylvania Barn where you can listen to the best of old-
                    time music from Appalachia.

Sat 22              Wild Night of Red Hot Rockabilly Music with the Sabrejets. Higher
                    Bridges Gallery, The Clinton Centre, Enniskillen 9pm. Tickets £8 at the

Sun 23              Easter Fun Day, Castle Coole. Music, traditional games and fun for all the
                    family. Includes tour of house. 1pm-5pm. Adult £5.50, Child £2.50.
                    Details from 028 6632 2690.

Sun 23              Easter Egg Trail. Florence Court. Follow the trail around the garden to
                    locate the chocolate treasure. 1pm-5pm. Trail sheets £2 per child. Normal
                    admission to house. Details from 028 66 348249.

Sun 23              Easter Egg Egg-travaganza, Crom Estate, Newtownbutler. 2-6pm.
                    £1.50 for children’s activity sheet Details from 028 6773 8118.

Sun 23              Easter Sunday Cot Trips, weather permitting. Cruise around the lough on
                    Crom’s 100 year old traditional craft. 2-6pm Booking essential as numbers
                    limited. Details from 028 6773 8118. Adult £3.50, Child £2.

Mon 24              Easter Egg Trail, Castle Coole. Follow the trail to locate the chocolate
                    treasure. 1pm-5pm. Normal admission. Details from 028 6632 2690
                    Easter Egg Trail £2 per child.

Mon 24              Easter Fun Day, Florence Court. Easter Fun for all the family with trails,
                    historic characters, music and much more. Includes tour of house, 1pm-
                    5pm. Adult £5.50, Child £2.50 Trail sheet £2 per child.
                    Details from 028 66 348249

Tue 26, Wed 27      ‘Beauty from Nature’s Store’, One-Day Beauty Course, Orchard Acre
                    Farm, Moynaghan North Road, Lisnarick. Treat yourself to a lovely day.
                    Local, organic and fair trade lunch and refreshments; you will learn to make
                    your own quality beauty products using only natural ingredients. Expert

                    and bring home - moisturiser, cleanser, toner, lip balm. All materials and
                    equipment provided. Cost £120 per day. Discount for group booking.
                    To book, telephone 028 686 21066. www.orchardacrefarm.com
                    email info@orchardacrefarm.com

Wed 27     RSPB Fermanagh Local Group - talk ‘Protecting the Environment’
           by Shirelle Stewart
           Enniskillen 7.30pm .
           Further details from Doreen Morrison on 028 6632 6654

Thurs 27   The Kings and Queens of Country Show, Ardhowen Theatre,
           Enniskillen.8pm Tickets £13.50. An accolade to eight of the biggest names
           in the history of country music - Featuring the hits of Dolly Parton, Johnny
           Cash, Patsy Cline, Charlie Pride, Billie Jo Spears, Merle Haggard, Tammy
           Wynette and George Jones. Show will include a narrator who will give you
           an account of these legends’ lives and four talented vocalists.

Fri 28     Liam Reilly and Bagatelle in Concert with support act Paul Casey.
           Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen 8pm Tickets £16.50. At the forefront of the
           Irish Music scene now for over 40 years, Liam Reilly and Bagatelle have
           sold over 5 million albums worldwide.

Sat 29     Tall Tales and Musical Stories, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen (Gallery
           Bar) 9pm. Tickets £7. From the Irish Countryside With Len Graham and
           Jack Lynch. Len Graham is one of Ireland’s best know traditional singers;

           times by the late great Eamon Kelly and John Campbell, both of whom he
           shared a stage with. He tells a wide range of stories that draw on Ireland’s
           rich oral tradition. He combines folkloric elements with ancient Irish myths
           and wonder tales.



Fri 4, Sat 5          Yew Tree Theatre presents the entertaining romantic comedy Falling Out
                      Of Love by John Breen Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen

Fri 4                 Richie Kavanagh, Blake’s of Derrylin - Ireland’s Number 1 Singer/

Sat 5                 Cultural Fair & Balloon Race, Carlton Hotel, Belleek

Sun 6                 Schools Coarse Angling League.

Thurs 10, Fri 11      Direct from America Hal Ketchum in Concert with support act Justin
                      McGurk. Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen

Sat 12                Annual Daffodil and Spring Flower Show in Saint Macartins Hall,

Sat 12                Folk Guitarist Dick Gaughan, Ardhowen Theatre (Gallery Bar)

Sat 12                Pest and Diseases Gardening Course, The Organic Centre, Rosinver

                      Spring Concert, Castle Coole

Sun 13                Lough Erne Amateur Radio Show, Share Centre, Lisnaskea.

Thurs 17              The amazing story of survival - Rose by Martin Sherman, Ardhowen
                      Theatre, Enniskillen

Fri 18                Ballet Ireland presents Ballet Extravaganza 2008. Ardhowen Theatre,

Sat 19                Direct from the USA Kimmie Rhodes in Concert, Ardhowen Theatre,

Sun 20                Lisnaskea Fool Time Community Festival.

Fri 25                Dr Hook’d and the Medicine Showband, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen

Sat 26                Phantom and the Musicals, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen

Sat 26                ‘Foodfest’ Celebrating Ethnicity, Ulster American Folk Park

Mon 28 to Fri 2 May   Waterways Ireland Classic Fishing Festival, Enniskillen

Tues 29, Wed 30       The Panto Company presents Humpty Dumpty and the Big Book of
                      Nursery Rhymes, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen


Thurs 1            Bruiser Theatre Company presents Voltaire’s hilarious adventure story
                   Candide, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen 8pm

Thurs 1 to Sat 3   Basement Gallery Summer Exhibition at Castle Coole

Sat 3, Sun 4       Fermanagh Environmental Festival, Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen

Sat 3              May Day Celebrations at Aughakillymaude Mummer’s Centre,
                   Knockninny, Derrylin

Sat 3              Tommy Fleming in Concert, Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen

Sat 3              RSPB Fermanagh Local Group - Dawn Chorus at Castle Archdale 5am

Sat 3, Sun 4       NI Dressage Festival, Necarne Equestrian Centre, Irvinestown .

Sun 4, Mon 5       Rare Breeds Show, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh

Mon 5              Lough Erne Cot Trips from Crom Estate, Newtownbutler

Mon 5              Enniskillen Motor Club St Angelo Stage Rally

Mon 5 to Fri 9     Mahon’s Hotel Fishing Festival

Fri 16, Sat 17     Fermanagh Harriers Point to Point Steeple Chase

Sat 17             Portora Regatta and 500 metre sprint event, Lakeland Forum,

Sat 17, Sun 18     4th Annual ‘Folk in the Park’ Music Festival, Ulster American Folk Park,

Sun 18             Off The Beaten Track Walk, Castle Coole, Enniskillen

Sat 24             Autotest organised by Enniskillen Motor Club Round of NI

Sat 24             RNLI Water Safety Day, Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen

Sun 25             Country Fair, Florence Court.

Sun 25             Cycle around the Lough- 88 miles. NSPCC Event.

Mon 26             Lough Erne Cot Trips from Crom Estate, Newtownbutler

Sat 31             Pipe Band Championships, Broadmeadow, Enniskillen

Sat 31, Sun 1      ‘Old, New, Borrowed & Blue’ Rural Ulster & American Frontier
                   Weddings. Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh

ENNISKILLEN CASTLE MUSEUMS , Castle Barracks, Enniskillen 028 6632 5000
Enniskillen Castle Museums – incorporating the Fermanagh County Museum and Inniskillings
Museum – offers visitors the chance to step back in time and enjoy the history of Fermanagh. Let
the award-winning displays guide you through the wetlands of Fermanagh following the progression
from early farming techniques up to the establishment of industries such as Belleek Pottery and lace
making. The displays in the Inniskillings Museum have been redesigned and extended to show their
splendid collection.
Permanently available for children – activity areas and activity trails which amuse the younger
visitors while allowing parents some peace and quiet to enjoy the exhibits.
Facilities – gift and book shop, special exhibition programme, ongoing event programme, education


Open weekdays Monday 2pm-5pm, Tuesday to Friday 10am-5pm, (last admission 4.30pm)
Adults £2.95, children (5-16 yrs) £1.95, Under 5 free. OAP/Student £2.50. Family £7.95

Closed St Patrick’s Day
Open Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday 10am to 5pm

Science week: From Hand to Mouth 11-14 March. See calendar of events for details.

Exhibition: 14 March to 31 May Ulster Painters 1900 to 1945
Travelling Exhibition from the Ulster Museum
A colourful selection of paintings from the Ulster Museum’s Fine Art collections, illustrating Ulster

Craig, Paul Henry, Charles Lamb, John Luke and Colin Middleton. All the artists were trained in
Belfast, although Paul Henry only spent a year in Belfast before moving to Paris. These painters
provide an enticing insight into the depiction of landscape and, with Conor’s scenes of working class
Belfast, the exhibition shows Ulster’s artists at the peak of their talent.

BLUE BADGE TOURS, Drumharvey, Irvinestown
Contact: Breege McCusker
Tel/Fax 028 686 2130
Mobile 07788 927 963
Email breegemccusker@btopenworld.com

Special guided tours of Fermanagh and the Border Counties. Experience the rich heritage of Fermanagh
and the Border Counties with local historian, broadcaster and Blue Badge Guide
Breege McCusker. Tours include cottages and castles, walking tours of river towns Enniskillen and
Ballyshannon, stone age and monastic Fermanagh, Celtic Spirituality, Plantation Castles,
Castle Archdale and Fermanagh in World War II, Lough Macnean and the Marlbank area etc.

CLONAOG HERITAGE, 028 677 21730
Clonaog Heritage offers a selection of local history and guide books. ‘The Lisnaskea Story’ contains
the history of the town from the Maguire chieftains, through plantation times and into our present era,
using local knowledge and stories.
‘The Crom Story’ charts the changes in this beautiful estate, now in National Trust hands, to the
present day. It includes personal memoirs of the soldiers based here during the war-time years.
‘Stories from Fermanagh’ is a collection of very amusing interviews, telling tales in the people’s own
words of smuggling, romancing and all sorts.
‘More Stories from Fermanagh’ – more interviews with some of the great characters around the
‘Crom Characters’ is a booklet where the people who worked and played around Crom relive their
memories. Great characters and great stories.
‘Crom National School’
memories of past pupils and teachers who meet together to renew old acquaintances. This is the story
of their school days!
‘From Ballyjamesduff to Ballyshannon’ – a guide to the River Erne by John Cunningham and Vicky
Contact Vicky Herbert at above telephone number for enquiries and prices.


Monaghan as well as extended tours in Ireland. Town walking tours of Enniskillen, Cavan, Lisnaskea,
Ballyshannon etc and step-on guiding service for historic venues can take in such heritage sites as
White Island, Kilmore Cathedral, Plantation Castles and Houses, Monastic Sites, Pre-Christian sites,
Irish Famine locations and also places with a more recent history especially along the border. All tours

See website for details or telephone
John Cunningham on 028 6865 8327/078 5532 5693. A range of guide books (Enniskillen,
White Island, Lisnaskea, Kilmore etc) can be seen and purchased on the website or in local bookshops.
Genealogical research service also available.

CUILCAGH TOURS 00353 49 4361688/ 00353 86 4008753
Range of tours covering the 32 counties including Fermanagh. Professional Failte Ireland guides can
also arrange packages. Contact above number for details.


Youghal Needlelace, Inishmacsaint Needlelace, Irish Crochet, Limerick Lace and Carrickmacross
Lace. Four centuries of exquisite lacework are represented. Antique lace and other items can be
purchased in the antique shop attached.
Open April to October Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, closed lunch 1pm-2pm.
Admission to Museum Adults £3.00, Children £1.50, groups of over 15 or more £1.50 each..
(Open by appointment only November to March)

028 6862 1588
Courtyard Visitor Centre houses Natural History displays and World War II Exhibition.
Open Easter Sat, Sun Mon and Tues 10am to 6pm.
Open remaining weekends in March Sat and Sun.

A trip to Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum is like taking a remarkable journey into the

ticket collector invites you to step on board and enjoy the evocative nostalgia, social heritage and
amazing artefacts associated with the railways which operated throughout Fermanagh and the Border
Counties until their closure in 1957. Whether you are a railway enthusiast, former railway employee
or just a child brought up on ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’, why not combine your visit with a unique
opportunity to get your hair professionally styled in the most nostalgic surroundings.
Open all year Tues to Sat 9am to 5.30pm.
Free admission to museum

ULSTER AMERICAN FOLK PARK, 2 Mellon Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone
028 8224 3292

and 19th Centuries. Over 30 original buildings with demonstrations of traditional crafts including
spinning and blacksmithing. Visit the emigrant sailing ship ‘The Brig Union’ and experience the
dreadful conditions on board. Experience life on the frontier complete with log cabins, American barn
and original dwellings. A cast of costumed demonstrators relate tales and customs.
Open from St Patrick’s Day daily 10.30am to 4.30pm
For details of special events, see calendar of events at beginning of this booklet.
Admission: Adults £4.50 Child £2.50 (under 5’s go free) Concession £2.50,
Family tickets also available

The Registrar, Townhall, Enniskillen 028 6632 5050
(Records available of marriages in Fermanagh from 1864 to the present)

Frankie Roofe, Fermanagh Research, 53 Tarmon Brae, Old Rossorry, Enniskillen
Tel 028 6632 5426 email frankroofe@btinternet.com

Enniskillen Library, Halls Lane, Enniskillen 028 6632 2886
Applotment books – 1820s, 1830s)

For details of births, deaths and marriages prior to 1864, the parish records should be consulted.

CASTLE COOLE HOUSE, Enniskillen 028 6632 2690

can enjoy walks through The Grand Yard, Servants’ Quarters and view the original Belmore Coach.
Gift shop and tea-room on site.

Grounds open March 10am to 4pm but cars are only allowed into grounds during house opening hours.
However, walkers are always welcome during daylight hours. Grounds £2 per car (honesty box).

House open 15-17 March 1-6pm daily, 21-30 March 1-6pm daily (Easter)
Admission Adult £5.50 Children £2.50, Family £13.50, Group (15 and over) £4.00
See calendar of events for individual events taking place at Castle Coole.



original items of furniture. Pleasure grounds with many interesting features overlooking surrounding
mountains. Restored sawmill, ice-house , walled garden. Tearoom and shop on site.
Holiday cottage available to rent.
Grounds open all year for walkers.

Admission Adult £5.50, Children £2.50, Family £13.50, Group (15 and over) £4
Estate £3.50 per car
Grounds open daily in March 10am to 4pm
House open 15-17 March 1-6pm daily,, 21-30 March 1-6pm daily (Easter)
See calendar of events for individual events taking place at Florence Court.


CROM ESTATE, Newtownbutler 028 6773 8118/8174
2200 acres of woodland, parkland and wetland make this one of Ireland’s most important nature
reserves. Accessible by car or boat. Exhibition and tearoom facilities. Luxurious self catering
cottages on site are open all year.

Grounds open from 15 March 10am to 6pm daily
Visitor Centre open 15-30 March 10am to 6pm daily
See calendar of events for individual events taking place at Crom.
Admission: Car/Boat £6 Minibus £16.50, Coach £21.00, Motorbike £2.50.


ARDHOWEN THEATRE, Dublin Road, Enniskillen
Admin 028 66 323233

(Open Monday to Friday 10am-4.30pm (7pm on a performance day)
Saturday 11am-1pm, 2pm-5pm, 6pm-7pm). Sunday closed.

Tickets can now also be booked on line on www.ardhowentheatre.com

The theatre is situated in a panoramic lake view setting just outside Enniskillen and offers a year-
round programme including professional drama, music, opera, ballet, jazz, blues, variety, comedy and
children’s events. Its programme also includes a wide variety of community-based and amateur events
such as plays, concerts and charity events. Ardhowen’s Studio, Gallery Bar, Foyer, Meeting Room and
the Auditorium itself are available for hire.

Photographic Gallery open 11am to 3.30pm daily except Sundays.

The Restaurant at Ardhowen is an award-winning member of the Healthy Eating Circle, serving
morning coffee from 11am until 12.30pm and lunches from 12.30pm until 2.30pm daily except
Sundays. Tel: 028 6632 5254

Belmore Street, Enniskillen

The Higher Bridges Gallery has a continuous varied and diverse programme of exhibitions.
Opening Hours Monday - Saturday 10am to 5pm

Further details about Arts in Fermanagh can be obtained from

Tel 028 66 325050
email diane.henshaw@fermanagh.gov.uk

028 6632 3837. Comprising 20 craft workshops, studios and galleries alongside Boston Quay
Craft Shop and Rebecca’s Coffee Shop, housed in the restored early 19th Century dairy market.
The buildings have been renovated and house such diverse contemporary and traditional crafts as

Open Mon-Sat 10.30am to 5.30pm
Open 17 March, Closed Easter Monday, re-opening again Easter Tuesday

Fermanagh Crafts Consortium based at the Buttermarket in Enniskillen is a support Network
for craft businesses based in the Fermanagh area. Studios, workshops and craft facilities are
located throughout the County so why not pick up a Consortium Craft Directory and discover
Fermanagh’s creativity. Directories available from the Buttermarket and the Tourist Information
For information on Fermanagh’s Crafts Consortium contact 028 6632 4499

BELLEEK POTTERY 028 6865 8501/9300
Visit the world famous pottery and see craftsmen design, mould and shape the beautiful Parian
An extensive visitor centre on site includes a restaurant, showroom, museum and AV presentation.
Tours available weekdays every 30 minutes. Tours: Adults £4, £2 OAP, children under 12 free.
Monday-Thursday 9.30am to 12.15pm & 1.45pm to 3.30pm
Friday 9.30am to 12.15pm & 1.45pm to 3pm
Closed St Patrick’s Day 17 March,
Open all over Easter but no tours Good Friday or Easter Monday
Visitor Centre
Open in Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 2--6pm. Admission Free

BELLE ISLE SCHOOL OF COOKERY, Belle Isle Estate, Lisbellaw 028 6638 7231
Cookery courses in the luxurious setting of the beautiful Belle Isle Estate. Courses vary in
duration from one day to four weeks and are designed for any level of cooking ability from
the beginner to the experienced cook.. Day and Residential courses available. Self catering
accommodation on site.
Contact above number for programme.

THE COWSHED STUDIOS, Tullyhommon, Kesh 028 6863 2289
Housing the work of husband and wife team, Alison and Dara, these beautiful renovated 2 storey
barns are well worth visiting . Situated on the border with Pettigo, call in and see the displays
of batik, Celtic stone replicas, sculpture, painting, t-shirts, cards, prints and mirrors which are all
produced on the premises. Full picture framing service also available.
Usual opening 10am-6pm daily except Wednesday. Phone to avoid disappointment.

Florencecourt 028 6634 8855
Awarded UNESCO Geopark status in 2001 and situated approximately 11 miles from Enniskillen, the

natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers. Tours last for 75
minutes and include a short underground boat trip. Advance booking recommended. Wear comfortable
shoes and warm sweater.
Shop, restaurant and AV theatre on site. Worksheets and project information available for school
parties. Nature Trail along the Cladagh Glen passes by the Cascades.
Please note that the Caves may be closed after heavy rain – if in doubt, please ring.
Open daily from 17 March 10am to 4.30pm
Admission: Adults £8, Children (4-18) £5 Family (2 adults and up to 3 children school age) £18,
Students and OAPs £5.25.

SLIABH BEAGH, Unit 7, Roslea Enterprise Centre, Liskilly, Roslea
Tel 028 6775 1918
The Sliabh Beagh Way is a 25 mile linear walk starting at St Patrick’s Chair and Well in Co. Tyrone

Sliabh Beagh region ranging from 2.5 miles to 12 miles. The walks have a variety of surfaces from

fauna, striking scenery and geological interest. Also 5 cycle routes on minor country roads, from 18
miles to 37 miles. Fully signed and run through counties Fermanagh, Monaghan and Tyrone.
Further details from website www.sliabhbeagh.org

Cuilcagh Mountain Park, Global Geopark, Marlbank, Florencecourt
Tel 028 6634 8855
A UNESCO Geopark - 265 hectare site containing internationally important areas of pristine blanket
bog, home to several rare or endangered species of plants and birds. Also includes areas of damaged
bog, currently being restored. Hill walking available in the park along the Legnabrocky Trail to the
summit of the mountain (return journey takes at least 6 hours). Interpretative exhibition housed in the
Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre which is open end March to September and outside these times by
appointment. Park open all year. Exhibition Facilities/services include education service, including

parking. It is advisable to check the weather forecast prior to setting out and also to let someone know
where you are going!
Admission: Free www.marblearchcaves.net

Castle Archdale Country Park, Lisnarick
Tel 028 6862 1588
Situated on the shores of Lower Lough Erne, 10 miles southwest of Enniskillen,
the Park is open every day from 9am to dusk. Facilities include Lough Shore and Woodland Walks
and trails, Car & Coach Parking, Courtyard Visitor Centre with Natural History Displays and WWII
Exhibition (seasonal) Tea Rooms (seasonal) Group Campsite (Booking required), Marina.

FLORENCECOURT FOREST PARK. View of Benaughlin Mountain, forest trails, picnic sites,
toilets, duck pond, walled garden, nearby National Trust property. Grounds open all year to walkers.
Restored sawmill and pleasure grounds. ( 8 miles from Enniskillen on the road to Swanlinbar).

MARBLE ARCH FOREST. Near the Marble Arch Caves, nature trails, waterfall, walk along the
Cladagh Glen. (entrance off main Florencecourt to Blacklion Road).

LOUGH NAVAR FOREST DRIVE. A must for everyone! Follow the drive to the top for a superb
view of Lough Erne. Fishing lakes, Picnic places and forest trails. (4 miles north west of Derrygonnelly
on the Glenasheever Road).

CASTLE CALDWELL FOREST. Situated 4 miles from Belleek at the western end of Lower Lough
Erne; nature trails and walks maintained by Forestry Service – remainder of forest private.

CASTLE ARCHDALE COUNTRY PARK. On shores of Lower Lough Erne - Enniskillen/Kesh
Road. Nature Reserve with trails, marina, jetty, picnic sistes, shop, tearoom and toilets.

ELY LODGE FOREST. 5 miles from Enniskillen on the main Belleek Road. Jetty, lakeshore trails,
picnic area. Carrickreagh Viewpoint close by.

MACNEAN ORGANIC GARDEN, Mullinshellestragh, Belcoo
Tel 028 66386 938
(5 miles from Belcoo on Garrison Road)
Half acre family organic garden; orchard and vegetable rotation, rockery and borders.View of Lough
Toilets, baby changing facility.
Open daily 11am-6pm Adult £2.50, Children £1.
Proceeds to Charity

THE ORGANIC CENTRE, Rossinver, County Leitrim
Tel 00353 71 98 54338
Provides training, information and advice on organic growing and gardening. Visitor Gardens open

wetland sewage system, a willow sculpture area and an orchard. Eco shop selling seeds, books, tools
and vegetables. Grass Roof Café
Weekend and mid-week courses available in organic agriculture and sustainable living running
throughout the year. Guided tours by appointment.
Open all year except Christmas and New Year. Admission Adults 5Euro, Children free, concession 3
Euros.(this rate applies only 17 March to 30 September).

TICKETY-MOO, Killadeas 028 6862 8779
Try out our super ice cream handmade from our Jersey cows milk.
Tickety-Moo ice cream shop is open daily Easter to September 12 Noon to 7pm
Off season opening times weekends 12 Noon to 6pm.
See the cows being milked at 5.30pm (summer months only)


MV KESTREL - departs from Round ‘O’ Quay, Enniskillen (A46 Belleek/Donegal) for a 1 hour 45
minute cruise of Lower Lough Erne, including 30 minute stop off at Devenish Island monastic site.
Fully licensed bar, hot and cold drinks, snacks and live interactive crew commentary.
Booking not possible for public tours (except Dinner Cruises) but do turn up early to avoid
Shop/bar/toilets on board. Anchorage Coffee Shop ashore. – open daily peak season.
For private bookings contact 028 6632 2882. Email: ernetoursltd@yahoo.co.uk

Tours in March – St Patrick’s Day 17 March at 2.15pm
Easter Tours Easter Saturday to Easter Tuesday at 10.30am, 2.15pm & 4.15pm
Following Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th 10,30am, 2.15pm & 4.15pm

Fares – Adults £9, Senior Citizens £8, Children under 12 £6       Family Ticket £25 (2 adults and 2
children under 12) Babes in arms free.

Popular dinner cruise to the 4 star Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen on Saturday evenings commence
May and operate until September inclusive Departs 6.15pm sharp, return 10pm. Price includes a 2
hour cruise and a 3 course dinner and tea/coffee.
Booking for dinner cruise essential
Adults £25, Senior Citizens £23, Children U12 £15

LADY OF THE LAKE – based at the Innishclare Jettyt, Killadeas.
An ideal way to see and hear about beautiful Lough Erne and its history. Available for private hire for
tours, special occasions, parties and meetings for up to 60 persons. Offering full on- board bar and
dining facilities this air- conditioned vessel gives the opportunity to view Fermanagh Lakes from the
best perspective with the aid of a guide.
Available for corporate hospitality, parties and tours of Lough Erne. Sailings from Enniskillen
may also be arranged. Contact 028 6862 2200 for details of corporate and public cruises.
Public sailings Sat & Sun and selected days

Devenish is the most important of Lough Erne’s island monasteries, founded in the 6th Century by
Saint Molaise. The ruins include St Molaise’s Oratory, St Molaise’s Church, a well preserved 12th
Century Round Tower and the later 15th Century remains of St Mary’s Priory and graveyard High
Devenish Island Ferry Service (from Trory Point, 4 miles from Enniskillen off Irvinestown Rd).
Trip to island last approximately 10 minutes. Ferry operating Good Friday to Easter Tuesday.
Week-ends only remainder of March and April at 10am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.

£3 adults, £2 OAPs and children. .
Please phone in advance.07702 052 873 or 028 6862 1588.
Further details from www.ehsni.gov.uk/events


6th Century. The ferry departs from Castle Archdale Marina (10 miles from Enniskillen on the Kesh
Road) and usually operates every hour on the hour (closed over lunch period) The trip across to the
island lasts approximately 15 minutes. Ferry capacity 10.
Operating Easter Saturday to Easter Tuesday at 11am, 12 noon, 2pm, 3pm 4pm, & 5pm)
Telephone 028 6862 1892 or 0774 0508 270 for full details. Fares £4.

The 57-seat Share Inishcruiser offers a relaxing way to explore the lesser known and yet perhaps most
beautiful parts of Lough Erne. The 1 ½ -2 hour cruise passes the ruins of the original plantation Castle at
Crom and the 18th Century Victorian Castle, still home of the current Lord Erne. The open air viewing
deck allows visitors a closer look at the castle’s Old School House, Church and island gardens.

and the Lady Bridges which connect North and South Fermanagh. Fully wheelchair accessible and
suitable for those with limited mobility. Perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, dinner cruises and group
outings. Public cruises available Easter-September, every Sunday and Bank Holidays 2.30pm
For details of availability and bookings contact Share on 028 6772 2122
Adults £7.50 Senior Citizen £6.50 Child (under 16) £.5.50 Child (Under 5) free,,
Family (2 adults and 2 children) £20. Departs from Share Centre, Smith’s Strand, Lisnaskea.(off main
Lisnaskea/Derryline Road). www.sharevillage.org




028 6632 2633.
For central enquiries call 028 9066 6630 or visit www.translink.co.uk

LAKELAND TOURS, 47 Main Street, Tempo 028 8954 1646

whatever your social/business event, whatever your group size, Lakeland Tours is committed to
customer comfort at competitive prices.

The following coach tours will also be available in 2008;
          7-11 April Cliffs of Moher, Galway & Lisdoonvarna;
          18-21 April Dunoon, Inverary & Argyll;
          20-22 June Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh;
          16-25 July Bournemouth & the New Forest;
          1-4 August Medieval Shropshire & Ironbridge Gorge;
          11-14 August Carlow & Kilkenny;
          15-17 August Edinburgh Military Tattoo;
          22-25 August Bank Holiday Weekender;
          31 August to 4 September Loch Lomond & The Trossachs;
          6-10 October Blackpool Illuminations
European Tours also available in conjunction with Crusader Holidays. Sit back, relax and allow highly

or planning the perfect break. Call today, pick up a brochure at the tourist information centre in
Enniskillen or log onto www.lakelandtours.co.uk

IRELAND ECOTOURS 028 6865 9171

Guide takes you on tour. Hear the myths and legends connected to the landscape as you interact with
it during your trip.


Belcoo 028 6638 6123
Outdoor activity breaks on the shores of Upper Lough MacNean, outside the village of Belcoo.

on 7 people. Contact centre for quotes for smaller or larger groups. Also available canoe, bike and
surf hire for residents and non-residents. Outdoor activities for non-residents from £15 (half day)
Waterpark from £10 Also available canoe and surf hire.
Water Park provides hours of water fun for the whole family. All customers provided with wet suits
and buoyancy aids. Water trampoline, water log, water slide - bounce, slide and splash all under
the watchful eyes of lifeguards. Ring now to book a place for an afternoon of fun, laugh and wet

Enjoy a day or half day on Lough Erne – boats available for hire complete with front cabin, inside
steering and diesel engine. Price includes tuition, fuel, instruction chart and buoyancy aids etc.
Half day (10am-2pm or 2pm-6pm) Full day (10am-6pm)
Skipper – up to 8 people – half day £75, full day £120


CASTLE ARCHDALE BOAT HIRE 028 6862 1156/ 077 4050 8270

includes tuition, fuel chart and buoyancy aides. Half day £55, full day £85.
Large boat seats up to 8 people £100. Opening times - peak season daily 9am to 6pm, off peak
weekends 10am to 6pm.

KNOCKNINNY MARINA, Derrylin 028 6774 8590
Boats available for day or half day. Bicycles also for hire.

(028 6863 2032/1342/3300)
This 75-acre private island is ideally located to provide the perfect mix of business, pleasure and

training, team building etc. These activities need to be booked in advance for visitors staying on the
island. Further details on application.

Activities provided according to demand at Castle Archdale. Individuals, families and groups welcome.

Courses on water and shore based . Contact website for full details

Tir Navar, Creamery Street, Derrygonnelly Tel 028 686 41673

Residential Enviornmental Education Centres in the county. Four classrooms and a dark room with
up-to-date IT equipment. Accommodation all en suite. Courses offered cover a range of environmental
interests. Contact above number for full details.

Garrison 028 6865 8142/8145
Ideal for activity holidays offering a full range of outdoor activities both land and water based
packages are available for groups, schools, families, university, youth groups etc. Fishing holidays
can also be arranged. The centre offers a full catering service, ensuite dormitory rooms with supplied
linen. Further details on request.

LISNASKEA 028 6772 2122
The largest activity centre in Ireland which works for the inclusion of disabled and non disabled people.
Wide range of educational, recreational and creative arts programmes. 35 acre lakeshore venue is ideal
for watersports and the purpose built site provides easy access to all onshore activities.
Activities include banana skiing, kayaking, canoeing, climbing, dinghy sailing, go-karting,

experienced members of staff - available on residential and non-residential basis. A Royal Yachting
Association recognised teaching establishment. Accommodation sleeps up to 220 people and includes
chalets and recently refurbished ‘farmhouse’ – you can even bring your own tent or caravan and avail
of the campsite facilities.
Other facilities include a children’s soft playroom, tv lounge, pool tables and indoor leisure suite which

for conferences and team development courses.
The Arts Arena houses craft rooms, pottery studio, dance studio, media suite, theatre with bar and
dining facilities.
The Arts Centre is open Mon-Sat 10am-4pm daily. Contact above number for details of exhibitions.

Belleek Bicycle Hire, Main Street, Belleek                  028 6865 8181
Castle Archdale Marina                                      028 6862 1892
Manor House Marine & Cottages, Killadeas                    028 6862 8100
Knockninny Marina, Derrylin                                 028 6774 8590

(Swanlinbar, Co Cavan)                                      00353 49 952 3923

Pony trekking and horse riding lessons available from the centres below which cater for all types of
riders from complete beginners to the more experienced.
The Forest Stables, 100 Cooneen Rd, Fivemiletown          028 8952 1991
CTG Equestrian, Ecclesville Centre, Fintona              077 1931 6118

Enniskillen Golf Club, Castle Coole              18 hole         028 6632 5250
Castle Hume (Enniskillen/Belleek Rd)             18 hole         028 6632 7077
Ashwood Golf Driving Range (Sligo Rd) also       14 hole par 3   028 6632 5321
Lisnarick Golf Club, Killadeas Road              9 hole          028 6862 8091
Manor House Marine, Killadeas                    9 hole          028 6862 8100
Clogher Valley Golf Club, Fivemiletown           9 hole          028 6632 0009


Mon-Fri 10.30am-10.30pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 2pm-6pm. Advance booking essential.
Racquets and tennis balls available on request. Tel 028 6862 1177


ENNISKILLEN AIRPORT, St Angelo, Trory, Enniskillen Tel 028 6632 9000

schools based at the airport which can offer trial lessons in helicopters, 2 and 4 seater aircraft, an

be arranged.

AMPHIBIOUS FLYING CLUB, Enniskillen Airport, Trory, Enniskillen

Call for further details 0796 2213976

KERNAN AVIATION, Enniskillen Airport, Trory, Enniskillen Tel: 0771 1841 492

record in a training environment. Weather permitting, available for training 7 days a week 9am-7pm
all year. Ring for availability, prices from £65.


the JAA/FCL standards. The School can provide gift vouchers in addition to teaching students how to

UNIQUE HELICOPTERS (NI) LTD, Enniskillen Airport, Trory, Enniskillen
Tel: 028 6632 6636

photography, a wedding or simply a special occasion. Trial lessons also available. Continue the
adventure with private and commercial helicopter license training.

MOONJUMPER INTERNATIONAL, Enniskillen Airport, Trory, Enniskillen
Tel: 028 7035 6356
Full-time BPA approved sky-diving centre offering 13,000 ft tandems out of 15 seater aircraft. Also
solo parachute courses. Peak season 8am to dusk and off peak 8am to 5pm
Tandem £235 and solo £200


64a Ely Place, Forthill Street, Enniskillen Tel 028 6634 7771
A fantastic activity for young, old, families and friends. Come try this futuristic live action laser game,

defeat the resident Cyborg, whilst battling your opponents? Don’t just play it, live it!
Contact above number for opening times

Sligo Rd, Enniskillen Tel 028 6632 5585/ 0006

Come in and play the UK’s favourite game. Book bingo and slot bingo played nightly.
Jackpots from £500 to £3000. Free membership, Early Bird Flyer, refreshments
Doors open: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 6.30pm

Raceview, Factory Road, Enniskillen. Credit Card Booking Line 0871 7200400.

Usual admission £5.50 adult, £3.80 child.

Old Henry Street, Enniskillen Tel 028 6632 5585
Amusement arcade with wide range of entertainment suitable for all ages; full size snooker tables, pool
tables and 9 ball American pool. Open 7 days a week 9am-3am. Open Bank Holidays

Cornagrade Road (beside M&S Tyres)
Forthill Street (opposite Dunnes Stores)
Tel 028 6632 0147

9-Ball, Pool, Arcade Machines. Open 7 days a week 9am til late.

Get into the action on one of Fermanagh’s super leisure centres:

Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen 028 6632 4121
Open Monday-Friday 8am to 10.30pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 2pm-6pm

Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown           028 6862 1177
Open Monday-Friday 10.00am-10.30pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 2pm-6pm

Castle Park Centre, Lisnaskea           028 6772 1299
Open Monday-Friday 9am-10.30pm, Saturday 10am-6pm.


Innishbeg, Blaney, Enniskillen
Tel: 028 6864 1525
Facilities and treatments to revitalise and heal body, mind and spirit.

Unique combination of 3 star accommodation in the Innish Beg lakeside self-catering cottages, along
with choice of treatments to suit your needs. Week-end and mid week breaks available, also relaxing
hen weekend. Holistic days can be arranged or even Friday afternoon ‘chill-outs’.

Purpose built yoga studio - regular classes available. Natural healing treatments include holistic

Photography workshops (by arrangement) with Fine Art Photographer Pip Sides.

Further details from above number of log onto


Erne Hospital, Cornagrade Road, Enniskillen                     028 6638 2000

Out of Hours Medical Centre, Tempo Road, Enniskillen            0870 606 2288

Brooke Veterinary Clinic, The Brooke, Enniskillen               028 6632 3335

Police Station, Queen Street, Enniskillen                       028 6632 2823

Lough Erne Warden, Portora, Enniskillen                         028 6632 2836

Internet Access, The Clinton Centre, Enniskillen                028 6632 0883

Internet Access, M3 Connect, Corporation Street                 028 6632 0302

Eric Todd, Locksmith, The Diamond, Enniskillen                  028 6632 9470


‘Currency Extra’, Eden St, Enniskillen.

Contact numbers for local chemists, opticians, dentists, vet and mechanics are available from the tourist

        Opening Hours
   From Saturday 15th March the
Fermanagh Tourist Information Centre
     will be open 7 days a week.

    The usual weekend hours and
    bank holiday times will apply.


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