Show caves ready for influx of tourists after painstaking preparation
As the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark prepares to officially open to the public again on St.Patrick’s Day next week, The Impartial Reporter took a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the work staff undertake to ensure Fermanagh’s underground attraction is ready for the new season.
Staff at the famous Fermanagh caves are looking forward to a busy season, with a German tour company already arranging to visit the attraction on a regular basis, bringing in excess of 5,000 to 6,000 German tourists to the area alone this year.READ MORE ….Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark
Marble Arch Caves Geo Park, Co. Fermanagh, great place to visit…kids of all ages love the caves but there are also beautiful walks in the park, Florence Court House is just down the road so is The Shannon Pot and Neven Mcguire’s famous restaurant in Blacklion. And if you are looking for accommodation Lake Avenue House B&B is the perfect place to stay……
Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann-13th to 22nd August, 2011
The Geopark is contributing to this magnificent celebration of Irish heritage through a number of specially organized events throughout the area.
- The Tullyhaw Trail, following the McGovern Clan
Saturday 13th August 2011 from 10:00 to 17:00 Location: Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural Centre
Admission: The cost of this event is €10 and includes a light lunch, refreshments and all entertainment. Places are strictly limited for this event so booking is essential.
Join local historian Oliver Brady as he follows in the footsteps of the McGovern Clan, visiting many of the archaeological and historic sites of the Geopark in West Cavan. The tour begins at Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural Centre at 10am and will take in sites including Drumlane Abbey, St Mogue’s Island, Maguire’s Chair, Tullydermot Falls and the Shannon Pot. The day will finish with some light refreshments and entertainment at Ballyhugh Arts and Cultural Centre.
- Family Friendly Day at Con Smith Park
14 August 2011 from 14:00 to 18:00 Location: Con Smith Park, Cavan
Admission: Free. Join Geopark staff for an arts and craft event as part of the Family Friendly Day in Con Smith Park, in Cavan town. Have a go at fossil rubbing, and learn how to make your own fossils whilst soaking up the atmosphere of the Fleadh. The event will take place from 2pm until 6pm, beside the Cavan Institute in Cavan Town.
- Historic tour of the Kilmore and Clogh Oughter Area
Tuesday 16th of August, 2011
- Storytelling at Clogh Oughter Castle
Wednesday 17th August, 2011 Costs €5
For more information of these and more events please go to Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark website