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The Big Community Paddle

Broadmeadow, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, BT74 7EF
The Big Community Paddle


'The Big Community Paddle’

Supported by ‘The Big Lunch’ & ‘The Big Help Out’

Enniskillen Castle & Broadmeadow

Monday 8th May (Coronation Bank Holiday Monday)


Free Admission to Enniskillen Castle Museums

Fermanagh is hosting a Big Community Paddle, Picnic & Volunteer Village at Enniskillen Castle on Monday 8th May 2023 in association with the Eden Project –‘ Big Lunch’ The Big Lunch | Eden Project Communities and ‘The Big Help Out’ The Big Help Out

With free admission to Enniskillen Castle Museums the day will be filled with live music and entertainment for all the family, with an opportunity to explore the volunteer village, showcasing our fabulous local groups, charities and societies within our community, and a chance to get involved and find out more about how you can become a volunteer. 

Meet our volunteer representatives from health, heritage, sport, youth, church and wellbeing groups and experience traditional cookery demonstrations, vintage steam traction engines, Clayful Minds, The Erne Hyland Dancers and much more. 

Why not bring along a picnic as part of ‘The Big Lunch’ and enjoy listening to Fermanagh Concert Band and other musical entertainment. 

The highlight of the afternoon will be 'The Big Paddle’ around the historic Island town of Enniskillen organised by the RNLI and supporting their fabulous volunteers.  An invitation has been extended to all youth, sports, voluntary, charitable and community groups to register for 'The Big Paddle', with canoes, kayaks, paddle boards or hydro-bikes available to hire on the day.  Watch the flotilla from the walls of Enniskillen Castle and help us get hundreds of paddlers onto Lough Erne for a fun filled afternoon celebrating volunteering and connecting with our neighbours, family & friends within our community. To reserve a spot CLICK HERE (£20 per adult  / £10 per child). 

The Big Community Paddle, Picnic & Volunteer Village is supported by the Lough Erne Landscape Partnership, RNLI and local community/voluntary/charitable organisations.

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