Thursday 16th March
Old Enniskillen Talk
“Benny is on the ball”
As part of this years Project St Patrick festival there is an evening of chat with Benny Cassidy , the founder of Old Enniskillen Facebook page. Starting at 7.30 PM in Fermanagh house a slideshow of photographs will stimulate conversation into the rapid pace of change which Enniskillen is undergoing.
An informal evening of chat will also involve stories from Enniskillen people involved in years of hosting community drama, and those who organise neighbourhood events in the housing areas of north Enniskillen aimed at getting people to meet. Project St Patrick will also contribute as to why the st patricks festival continues to be a success in drawing thousands into the town centre.
Admission is free coffee and tea to hand, on what will be an interesting night on the 16th of March of open conversations in what makes Enniskillen “tick”.
Contact jim ledwith , Young foundation 07971075955
Friday 17th March
Steam & Shamrocks
Steam engines enthusiasts will be in for a special treat on St.Patrick’s Day with the ‘Steam & Shamrocks’ vintage traction engine road run making a welcome return to County Fermanagh. The ‘Steam & Shamrocks’ has become a popular annual event and one which everyone looks forward to, especially the children who marvel at these magnificant engines. The ‘Steam & Shamrocks’ vintage traction engine road run will commence at Mahon’s Hotel, Irvinestown at 9.00am on Friday 17th March and after particpating in the annual St.Patrick’s Day Scout Parade through the town they will steam their way into Enniskillen early afternoon joining the St.Patrick’s Day Parade, which will depart from the Lakeland Forum at 3.30pm. Look out for Hugo Duncan driving ‘Maeve’ which was built in 1918 and hauled munitions during WWI in France.
Friday 17th March
Forth Bridges Accordion Band Scottish Concert
The Forth Bridges Accordion Band is a community marching band based in the town of Bo’ness. The band was founded and formed by local primary school teacher Mr Alan Potters with the aim of “providing our local community with the performance and teaching of music”. They have around 50 members from the age of 3 to 70+.
The band provides musical entertainment across Scotland throughout the year by taking part in gala day parades, fair days, garden fetes, opening events, Christmas parades and parades such as riding of the marches celebrations.
The band takes part in around 40 engagements each year, also performing outside Scotland, with their next engagement being in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland when the band takes part in the towns annual St Patricks Day Celebrations on the 17th March 2016.
Friday 17th March – 8pm
Enniskillen Unionist Hall
Featuring: Forth Bridges Accordion Band (Scotland), Cavanaleck Pipe Band, Compere Gary Wilson, Silvertones Male Voice Choir & Erne Highland Dancers.
Tickets now available for £5 by calling 07834903858
Tickets available on the night for £7 at the door
For more information visit www.facebook.com/forthbridgesaccordionband