Festival Details


WHEN: 21& 22 September 2019

WHERE: Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh BT74 7HL

Festival Lough Erne, a two day celebration of the very best of local food and our beautiful Lakelands, is returning for the fifth year on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September 2019.

The weekend will see a host of activity on and off the water with cookery demonstrations from guest chefs, local artisan food and drink producers and live entertainment, as well as a range of water based activities, all taking place at Enniskillen Castle, in the heart of Enniskillen town!

Also on water there will be short boat trips with the Erne Water Taxi and Erne Boat Hire around the island town of Enniskillen and also try canoeing with Erne Paddlers. These are available to festival goers at no additional cost.

Festival goers will also enjoy children’s activities with the Marble Arch Caves UNESCO Global Geopark, street entertainers, face painting, climbing wall, workshops and live music from local bands Midnight Graffiti and The Banjacks; all compered by household favourite Paula McIntyre.

This year Lough Erne Cakes are hosting Children's Cupcake Workshops where the children can decorate their own cupcakes to take home. We will also be holding Craft Classes and, not forgetting the adults, there will be Cocktail Masterclasses with The Giddy Box as well!

We also have some fantastic new attractions for 2019! On Saturday 21st September you can enjoy the full Enniskillen Taste Experience for the special festival rate of just £30pp - this is a ticketed event - Book Online NowAlso new for 2019 is the Lovely Leitrim Barge Lunchtime Cruise. The Lunchtime Cruise will leave at 1:30pm for a trip to Devenish Island as you are treated to tantalising lunch on board. This also a ticketed event - Book Online Now! The Barge will also be docked at Enniskillen Castle on Sunday for a tapas delight!

This year we are excited to announce our involvement with the 'Taste the Island' initative. A three-year celebration across the whole island of Ireland showcasing all the amazing food and drink produced here. 

Festival Lough Erne takes place at Enniskillen Castle on Saturday 21 September from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm and Sunday 22 September 12 noon to 6.00 pm. Come along and join the fun! Admission is FREE!

Festival Lough Erne is organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and supported by Waterways Ireland, Enniskillen BID, Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism, Tourism NI and DAERA.

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