Heritage & Touring
Blue Badge Tours
Special guided tours of Fermanagh and the Border Counties. Experience the rich heritage of this region with local historian, broadcaster and Blue Badge Guide Breege McCusker. Tours include cottages and castles, walking tours of river towns Enniskillen and Ballyshannon, Stone Age and monastic Fermanagh, Celtic Spirituality, Plantation Castles, Castle Archdale and Fermanagh in World War II, Lough Macnean and the Marlbank area.
Contact: Breege McCusker
Tel/Fax 028 686 2130
Mobile 07788 927 963
Clonaog Heritage offers a selection of history and guidebooks specialising in the fascinating history of this local area, including personal memories, colourful places and character and amazing tales of the towns, people and legendary families of Fermanagh. Titles include: ‘The Lisnaskea Story’, ‘The Crom Story’ ,‘Stories from Fermanagh’ ‘More Stories from Fermanagh’, ‘Crom Characters’ ‘Crom National School’ ‘From Ballyjamesduff to Ballyshannon’
Contact Vicky Herbert at 028 277 21730 for enquiries and prices.
Erne Heritage Tour Guides
For groups large and small, qualified guides for a range of general and specific themed tours, town tours and site visits in Fermanagh, Donegal, Tyrone, Cavan and Monaghan as well as extended tours in Ireland. Town walking tours of Enniskillen, Cavan, Lisnaskea, Ballyshannon, and step-on guiding service for historic venues including White Island, Kilmore Cathedral, Plantation Castles and Houses, Monastic Sites, Pre-Christian sites, Irish Famine locations and also places with a more recent history especially along the border. All tours can be adapted to fit the requirements of the group. See website for details or telephone.
John Cunningham on 028 6865 8327/078 5532 5693.
Guide books (Enniskillen, White Island, Lisnaskea, Kilmore etc) also available online or in local bookshops.
Genealogical research service also available. www.erneheritagetours.com
Headhunters Barber Shop and Railway Museum
Take a remarkable journey into the past. Visitors start their journey of discovery at the reconstructed Railway Booking Office where the ticket collector invites you to step on board and enjoy the evocative nostalgia, social heritage and amazing artefacts associated with the railways which operated throughout Fermanagh and the Border Counties until closure in 1957. Whether you are a railway enthusiast, former railway employee or a child brought up on ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’, combine your visit with a unique opportunity to get your hair professionally styled in the most nostalgic surroundings.
Open all year Tues to Sat 9am to 5.30pm.
Free admission to museum. 5 Darling Street, Enniskillen
Tel 028 6632 7488
Castle Coole House and gardens
Superb 18th century neo-classical house, family home of the Earls of Belmore set in landscaped parkland with mature oak, woodland and lake. Gift shop and tearoom. Grounds open all year for walkers. For opening times, tours, events and prices, visit: www.ntni.org.uk
Enniskillen Tel: 028 6632 2690
Florence Court House and gardens
Built in the mid 18th century by John Cole and featuring some fine Rococo plasterwork and many original items of furniture. Pleasure grounds with many interesting features overlooking surrounding mountains. Restaurant and giftshop on site. Grounds open all year for walkers. For opening times, tours, vents and prices, visit: www.ntni.org.uk
Florencecourt, Fermanagh Tel: 028 6634 8249
Ulster American Folk Park
Tells the story of the floods of emigrants who left Ireland for the New World in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Over 24 original buildings with demonstrations of traditional crafts including spinning and blacksmithing. Visit the emigrant sailing ship ‘The Brig Union’ and experience the dreadful conditions on board. Experience life on the frontier complete with log cabins, American barn and original dwellings.
Opening times, prices and details of special events: www.folkpark.com
2 Mellon Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone
028 8224 3292