Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has organised a number of free events as part of this year’s European Heritage Open Days (EHOD). Taking place on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 2022, EHOD is an annual celebration of local architecture, history and culture across Northern Ireland. This year’s theme focuses on Sustainable Heritage; Learn, Use and Enjoy.
Get out and about in Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark with a Guided Walk at Gortmaconnell or enjoy a history bike ride at Old Castle Archdale in Fermanagh. Discover some of the sites and stories of Fermanagh’s Medieval Lough Erne Pilgrimage Route at an interesting talk at Enniskillen Castle. Why not take a guided tour of Cole’s Monument or a walking tour of Enniskillen as Gaeilge with Tursa Inis Ceithleann?
In Omagh, you can enjoy a Historic Buildings walk and talk which includes an open door look inside the Provincial Bank Building to find out about the building’s past and its future plans. Find out more about the post glacial landscapes of the Sperrins on an interesting and active bus trip around the southern Sperrrins, and children will love the Forage Walk at Ecclesville Demesne in Fintona.
Still to come, look out for ‘Meet the Giant’ walking tours – an opportunity to walk to the Mullaghcarn summit and meet the new Guardian of the Sperrins. The walking tours will be delivered in English and Irish language.
Speaking about the programme, Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Barry McElduff said;
“I am delighted that the Council (FODC) is actively participating in European Heritage Open Days 2022.
This annual event provides an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to explore the built and natural heritage of the District through specially organised events.
This year’s theme focusses on sustainability and how our historical sites can be more environmentally friendly, which is important in the context of Climate Change.
The Council (FODC) is committed to ensuring that our natural and built heritage is cherished, sustainably managed and accessible. The European Heritage Open Days provide an opportunity to achieve this and ensure that our heritage is preserved for future generations.
I would encourage everyone to take advantage of the European Heritage Open Days weekend to explore some of the heritage of our District.”
Admission to all events and activities is free of charge but booking is essential.
The full programme of events is available at www.fermanaghomagh.com