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A Guide to William Wakeman’s Fermanagh Lakelands19th Century Heritage & Tourism

Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen, 12 Feb - 30 Sep

Description

Celebrated Victorian antiquarian, artist and author, William Wakeman (1822-1900) spent 20 years in Fermanagh as drawing master at Portora Royal School. This exhibition highlights William Wakeman’s significant role within the developing Irish tourism industry. His work promoted a greater awareness of Irish antiquity from crannogs and caves to court tombs to castles.

Oscar Wilde came to Enniskillen reputedly as a result of Wakeman’s friendship with his family.

Artefacts on show relate specifically to Fermanagh and include national loans rarely on public display.

Image: W.F. Wakeman, Devenish Monastic Ruins, Watercolour, 1897.

Contact details

Castle Museums
Enniskillen
County Fermanagh
BT74 7HL
Tel: (028) 6632 5000
Fax: (028) 6632 7342
Email: castle@fermanaghomagh.com
Web: www.enniskillencastle.co.uk

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Normal admission rates apply

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