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Discover Fermanagh Open Weekend

Discover Fermanagh Open Weekend - 6-8 March 2020

To kick off the season, many of Fermanagh’s visitor attractions are opening their doors for free!

With a wealth of visitor attractions in Fermanagh 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 a longer stay, why not make a night of it!

Come join us for this very special weekend, 6-8 March 2020.


NEW FOR 2020 - Islander Pass

Departs from Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen BT74 7HL

The Islander Pass allows you to explore our 15th century stronghold, built 600 years ago by Hugh ‘The Hospitable’ Maguire, before you voyage by boat to Devenish Island, founded in the 6th century by St Molaise.

Date: Sunday the 8th of March, Boat departs at 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm. 

T&C's: In the event of the weather being unsuitable in the interests of comfort and safety the trip may be cancelled.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL - Bookings to be made online at www.enniskillencastle.co.uk / T: +44(0)28 6632 5000

NEW FOR 2020 - The Boatyard Distillery

346 Lough Shore Rd, Drumcrow East Lough Shore Rd, Drumcrow East, Enniskillen BT93 7EY - www.boatyarddistillery.com

Free 60-minute tour on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th March @ 12.00pm.

Visit Fermanagh’s first legal distillery in 130 years and hear about how we make award-winning spirits in one of the most beautiful settings in the world.

TOURS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE via info@boatyarddistillery.com and are subject to availability.

Belleek Pottery

Open to the public for FREE guided tours on Friday 6th March 10.15am-12.15pm & 1.45pm-3.00pm. Visitor Centre will also be open on Saturday 7th 10.00am- 5.30pm and Sunday 8th 2.00pm- 5.00pm - Admission FREE, but no guided tours available.
T: +44(0)28 6865 8501 | E: takethetour@belleek.ie

Castle Coole

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th: House tours will run from 11.15am with the last tour at 4.00pm* Grounds are open 10am-7pm. 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 7th 2.00pm- 4.00pm & Sunday 8th 2.00pm -4.00pm.
T: +44 (0) 28 6632 5000 | E: fvic@fermanaghomagh.com

Crom Estate

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th: Grounds open from 10.00am – 7.00pm. Visitor Centre open 11.00am - 5.00pm (Exhibition, shop and tea room)
T: +44 (0) 28 6773 8118 | E: crom@nationaltrust.org.uk

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 7th 11.00am-5.00pm & Sunday 8th 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 8th 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. *subject to availability www.erneboathireltd.com
T: +44 (0) 7523 423 232 | facebook.com/erneboathire

Florence Court

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th: 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 6th 9.00am-5.30pm, Saturday 7th 9.00am-5.30pm & Sunday 8th 2.00pm-5.00pm.
T:+44(0) 28 6632 7488 | E: info@headhuntersmuseum.com

Lady of the Lake

FREE sailings on-board the Lady of the Lake on Saturday 7th March at 11.30am & 1.30pm departing from Castle Archdale, (90 minute sailing) –Booking Essential

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

Marble Arch Caves

43 Marlbank Rd, Legnabrocky, Florencecourt, Co. Fermanagh BT92 1EW

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th - Enjoy FREE Guided Owenbrean Walking Tours of the show cave. Tours running regularly from 10.00am – 4:00pm. Booking Essential - Tickets released for online booking via the Events section of website from 1st March 2020.

Telephone: +44 (0) 28 6632 1815

Email: mac@fermanaghomagh.com

Website: www.marblearchcaves.co.uk

Shared Discovery Village

FREE activity sessions on Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th 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 7th March at 10.30 am - 12.30 pm.
T: +44 (0) 28 6632 5000 | E: castle@fermanaghomagh.com

Fermanagh Genealogy Centre

The Fermanagh Genealogy Volunteers will be in the Visitors Centre at Enniskillen Castle from 1pm - 4pm on Saturday 7th 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

Enniskillen Walk / Siúil Inis Ceithleann

Saturday 7 March 2020 @ 10am / Satharn 7ú Márta 10 r.n.

Start: Enniskillen Castle / Tús: Caisleán Inis Ceithleann

Enjoy a free bilingual guided tour of Enniskillen, exploring the ancient and more recent history of the island town. The walk will start from Enniskillen Castle gate, leaving at 10am / Turas dhátheangach thar Inis Ceithleann, ag féach ar an sean stair agus an stair le blianta beaga anuas ag baint leis an t-oileán. Tosófar an siúil ag geata Caisleán Inis Ceithleann, ag a 10 r.n.

T: 0300 303 177 E: culture@fermanaghomagh.com (Booking not essential) 

Gortmaconnell Jeep Safari (part of Seachtain na Gaeilge)

Sunday 8 March 2020 @ 2.00pm-4.00pm.
Meet at Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre
Suitability: Children must be 12yrs+
Jump on board one of the Geopark Landrovers and explore the stunning scenery of Gortmaconnell in this bilingual tour. Ranging from the rugged upland cliffs to the weathered limestone landscapes on the lower ground, this safari is a chance for you to experience and explore the patchwork of landscapes found on Gortmaconnell. 
Léim ar bhoird ceann de na Landrovers ag an Geopháirc agus féach thart an radharc tíre iontach i nGort Uí Chonaíle ar an turas dhátheangach seo. Ó cheantar sléibhe garbh chun tírdhreach aolchloiche shíonchaite ar ísealchríoch, is safari seo an deis a bheith agat an gréasán iontach tírdhreach a féachta agus a taithithe ar Gort Uí Chonaíle.

Booking essential via www.marblearchcavesgeopark.com

 

T: 0300 303 177 E: culture@fermanaghomagh.com 

NEIGHBOURING ATTRACTIONS

An Creagan

Enjoy 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

Immerse yourself in the history of Blessingbourne Estate during a captivating guided tour of the house and Carriage & Costume Museum.

Sunday 8 March @ 11.30am & 2.30pm

Booking Essential – book via email info@blessingbourne.com or telephone +44 (0) 28 8952 1188.
Note - Max 25 per tour