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Fermanagh in May

Fermanagh in May: Your Ultimate Guide to Local Adventures

Where Spring Comes to Life!

Fermanagh in May

Welcome to Fermanagh in May! Explore the beauty of spring in our lively county. From tranquil nature escapes and family adventures to local culinary delights and vibrant festivals, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Dive into our guide to find the perfect experiences for your visit.

The lush landscapes burst into life in Fermanagh in May, providing a picturesque setting that beckons nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. The region transforms into a verdant haven, offering an ideal backdrop for those looking to escape nature’s rejuvenating embrace. 

Embark on a journey to the renowned Glebe Gardens, a tranquil oasis where meticulously maintained flower beds explode with colour and serene walking paths weave through vibrant displays of spring blooms. Every turn reveals a new visual delight here, making it a perfect spot for leisurely strolls or reflective pauses.

Explore Fermanagh's Outdoors

Nature Escapes in Fermanagh

In May, the lush landscapes of Fermanagh come alive, offering an idyllic backdrop for those eager to immerse themselves in nature’s rejuvenating embrace. Venture into the heart of this verdant paradise with a visit to the famous Glebe Gardens, where meticulously cared-for flower beds and serene walking paths promise a peaceful retreat. For the more adventurous souls, the Cuilcagh Mountain Trail, affectionately known as the ‘Stairway to Heaven,’ provides a challenging yet rewarding hike, culminating in panoramic views that stretch across the sweeping Irish countryside. 

Alternatively, explore the tranquil waters of Lough Erne by kayak or boat, where the gentle lapping of the water complements the symphony of birdcalls. During Fermanagh in May, let Fermanagh’s natural wonders enchant you, offering escapes that are as refreshing as they are beautiful.

Fermanagh's Family Delights

Family Fun in Fermanagh

Fermanagh in May is a playground for families, brimming with activities that promise fun and adventure for all ages. Dive into history at the Enniskillen Castle Museum, where interactive exhibits bring the past to life in exciting ways for children and adults alike. For a delightful day out, take the family to Fermanagh Fun Farm, where you can interact with farm animals, enjoy pony rides, and learn about farm life—a perfect setting for family bonding and educational experiences. 

If you’re looking for unique water-based activities, the Hydrobikes offer a fun and engaging way to explore the calm waters of the local lakes, providing both exercise and entertainment. Fermanagh’s diverse mix of historical, interactive, and aquatic activities makes it the ideal destination for families eager to fill their spring with joy and discovery.

Fermanagh Foodie Finds

Culinary delights in Fermanagh

This May, indulge in the culinary delights of Fermanagh, where local flavours are enhanced by the friendly welcomes of local people. The region’s dining scene is a treasure trove for food enthusiasts, with options ranging from traditional Irish eateries to modern gourmet restaurants. At 28 at the Hollow, savour traditional Irish dishes reimagined with a contemporary twist, featuring locally sourced ingredients that reflect the season’s bounty. The Firehouse, nestled by the tranquil waters of Lough Erne, specialises in exquisitely grilled fish, caught fresh and served alongside warm hospitality. 

For those with a taste for unique dining experiences, Saddler’s Bistro offers a cosy atmosphere where you can enjoy local specialities and seasonal dishes crafted with care, all while being greeted with genuine smiles and engaging stories. Each location not only promises delectable dishes but also a memorable encounter with the heartwarming community spirit of Fermanagh.

Cultural Carnivals

local festivals in Fermanagh

May in Fermanagh is packed with unique and engaging events catering to diverse interests, ensuring visitors and locals alike have memorable experiences. The Enniskillen International Market makes a grand return to the historic grounds of Enniskillen Castle, offering an eclectic mix of crafts, foods, and cultural goods from around the world, perfect for a family outing or a leisurely stroll. For those seeking tranquillity and a connection with nature, ‘Earth Yoga – In The Heart Of The Cave’ at Marble Arch Caves provides a serene setting for yoga enthusiasts to practice amidst the caves’ stunning natural acoustics and breathtaking stalactite formations.

Meanwhile, country music fans won’t want to miss ‘A Summer Country With the Stars Show’ at Ardhowen Theatre, featuring a lineup of popular artists that will light up the stage with vibrant performances. These events showcase Fermanagh’s cultural diversity, natural beauty, and vibrant community spirit.

May events and activities

10th May: Abba Party NightCharlie’s Bar. Whether you are a dancing queen and dance or jive, want to have the time of your life! Doors will open at 8pm. The support act is Lisa McCrory and she will start at 8.30pm. Tickets are £10.

10th May: The Ronnie Greer Blues BandArdhowen Theatre. Award-winning blues guitar legend Ronnie Greer brings his powerhouse band back to The Ardhowen, featuring some of the finest musicians in the country, including Anthony Toner on guitar and vocals and keyboard maestro John McCullough. Special guest Ken Haddock adds his inimitable style and vocal brilliance to the line-up, making it an eclectic mix of blues, roots, soul and a little jazz, played with style and passion by the best in the business. Tickets are £15.

12th May: Back to the Stone AgeCuilcagh Lakelands Geopark. explore the essential skills that the earliest pioneers on this land needed to survive and thrive. After a brief discussion Adam will teach you how natural local materials (including Nettles) were gathered to make cordage and ropes. You will have an opportunity to make your own rope.  Adam will also discuss the importance of “Lithic technology” (Stone tools) and briefly demonstrate the art of flint knapping where a piece of flint can be shaped into various tools via different techniques. Tickets are £10.

12th May: Earth YogaMarble Arch Caves. A unique experience as you get in touch with your inner yogi in a beginner-friendly 60-minute yoga session in the depths of the Marble Arch Caves. Relax body and mind as we connect to nature inside the cave with an inviting and inspiring class welcome to all levels. This multi-sensory experience will take your yoga practice to a place it has never been, surrounded by the sights and sounds of Mother Earth deep in the heart of the show cave, 50 metres underground. £21 per session.

16th May: An Audience with Nathan CarterLough Erne Resort. This one-off, intimate event will treat guests to a sumptuous 4-course fine food experience and a special Nathan Carter show with his live band that will include a question-and-answer session with the star himself. It promises to be really fun-filled evening, with proceeds going to Cash for Kids, Northern Ireland. The event which will run from 7pm on Thursday 16th May will be hosted by Downtown Radio’s Gary and Glen. £125 per person.

17-19th May: Enniskillen International MarketEnniskillen Castle. The Enniskillen International Market returns to Enniskillen Castle, on the shores of the River Erne, from Friday 17 May – Sunday 19 May 2024. Food and crafts from around the world can be enjoyed in the historic grounds of the Castle. The International Market is organised by Market Place Europe. FREE.

25th May: Spring into Beekeeping—Enniskillen Castle. Join Geopark Guide Kevin for a more in-depth look at the world of Beekeeping. This course will teach you where to purchase your bees, what a healthy Nucleus of bees is, how to put them into your hive, how to look after your bees and the diseases/pests, a method of swarm control, the development of the colony, and honey production. £7 per ticket.

26th May: Emergency Services Day – Broadmeadow, Enniskillen. Emergency Services Day is back, bigger and better than ever! New displays, kids activity Zone and Special Guest BBC’s Barra Best. Starts: 26th May 2024 at 2:00pm. Ends: 26th May 2024 at 5:00pm, FREE.

Which room is

right for you?

Choosing the most suitable accommodation for your stay can be tricky sometimes but luckily we have something for everyone here at Belmore Court & Motel. 

The new Belmore Court, Enniskillen, offers 30 modern, Superior and Executive Rooms. With a choice of double, twin, triple and family rooms, which are perfect for business or leisure stays. Finished to the highest standards, these rooms offer a new level of luxury, space and style. After a perfect night’s sleep, help yourself to a delicious hot self-service breakfast buffet in our breakfast room.

If you prefer something a little different, why not choose to stay in the Self Contained Rooms in the Motel. This low-cost Enniskillen accommodation is located beside the new Belmore Court and dates back to the 1950s. It comprises 30 Standard Rooms that have been tastefully converted into 30 quality one and two-bedroom units. Quaint and stylish, the Motel offers guests something a little different but of course, with the use of the facilities of the Belmore Court, Enniskillen.

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Experience Enniskillen and Fermanagh like a tourist and soak up the beautiful scenery, indulge in the local food & drink, immerse yourself in unrivalled experiences and most importantly, feel the warm welcome. Winter offers this year include packages with up to 15% Off.
With the Summer being the busiest time in Fermanagh, the Winter provides an excellent opportunity to grab a bargain with up to 10% off a two-night stay and 15% off a three-night stay. Make up for lost time this Winter and ‘Stay closer’ in the heart of the Fermanagh Lakelands at Belmore Court & Motel. Our choice of award-winning 4* guest accommodation is perfect for a cosy Winter break, ideal for families or couples who would like to get away from it all for a long weekend or mid-week stay. Find the best Enniskillen Hotel Deals with Belmore Court!

With its central location, winter hotel deals, and amenities like EV chargers – Belmore Court & Motel is the ideal home base to experience Enniskillen’s Christmas magic and seasonal activities.

Yes, Enniskillen hosts magical Christmas lights walking tours, festive culinary experiences like the Enniskillen Taste Experience, and family-friendly activities perfect for winter breaks.

Top winter activities in Enniskillen include ice skating at Erne Adventures, winter sports at Share Discovery Activity Centre, festive walking tours, Stairway to Heaven, and exploring the magical winter wonderland at Marble Arch Caves.