Arts & Crafts

    Andrew Barton Patterson from Letter, near Kesh, wrote the famous song ‘Waltzing Matilda’.

With its stunning landscape and interesting people Fermanagh has long been an inspiration to artists, musicians and writers. 
Come and appreciate the artists at work in the Buttermarket Craft & Design Centre

where you can meander round this intriguing courtyard in the heart of Enniskillen. Comprising of 17 art and craft studios, a coffee shop and a gift shop, all housed in the restored early 19th Century dairy market. Here you will see Fermanagh captured on canvas, in the handmade pottery and jewellery design. If you are the type that would rather participate than watch, feel free to do it at your leisure as there are numerous vantage points for painting and taking photographs. 

Learn the traditional strawcraftwork with the experienced strawcraftsmen at the Aughakillymaude Mummers Centre. Make distinctive straw masks, harvest love knots or a Saint Brigid's Cross. The Centre boasts a detailed mumming exhibition which gives a great in-depth explanation to this ancient Irish tradition.
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