A GUIDE TO ENNISKILLEN & FERMANAGH
For 5 days in August the town of Enniskillen in Fermanagh will celebrate the wonders and influence of Samuel Beckett with a major new international festival, Happy Days. The festival runs from Thursday 23rd-Monday 27th August 2012. Plus there are free Happy Days exhibitions throughout July and August.
Enniskillen is the County Town of Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, located almost exactly in the Centre of the County on an extraordinary natural island which separates the Upper and Lower sections of Lough Erne. Enniskillen is the largest town in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
There are architectural gems in the town and these will form the heart of Happy Days 2012: Enniskillen Castle, Castle Coole, Portora Royal School, Ardhowen Theatre, Mount Lourdes School, St Michael’s Church and St Macartin’s Cathedral among others.
One of the key images that a visitor to Enniskillen may take home with them is the proximity of Lough Erne to the town. Moorings just outside the town centre ease the pressure for parking spaces and add a continental feel. Enniskillen is a retail centre for the County, and beyond, and a lively hub for dining and drinking.
The town is home to one of the most famous bars in the world and a regular award-winner, Blakes of the Hollow. Blakes will be the Festival Club for Happy Days 2012.
Enniskillen Town Centre is firmly built along the long, narrow Main St, which actually changes name six times along its length. This gives Enniskillen a real sense of bustle and life as well as imbuing the shops with their own unique character. High Street Stores sit comfortably beside small independent traders, creating a special atmosphere for the place.
Fermanagh is world famous for the beauty of its landscape. The Fermanagh Lakelands has a wealth of extraordinary natural sites to explore.
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Here is a short animation by Barry from http://www.baboom.ie which features some of the sights of beautiful Enniskillen and Fermanagh