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Conor Coyle

Council to kick off ‘Seasonal Saturday’ events in Enniskillen and Omagh

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council will kick off their ‘Seasonal Saturday’ events from this weekend as part of their Christmas programme.

Musical performances will take place in both the county towns this Saturday, with Fermanagh Concert Band and St Eugene’s Brass and Reed Band appearing alongside carol singers and festive characters.

The Christmas lights are to be switched on in towns and villages across Fermanagh and Omagh from this Thursday December 1, despite some expressing disappointment about the lack of a traditional switch-on event.

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The council has also confirmed it will be helping to sponsor a number of events across the district in the lead up to Christmas.

Among these are Omagh Winter Wonderland at Healy Park and the ice skating rink at Share Discovery Village in Lisnaskea.

“The Council is delivering and supporting a programme of Christmas events in the lead up to Christmas,” council chair Barry McElduff said.

“I am confident that the Seasonal Saturday will help to encourage residents and visitors into our two main towns and provide opportunities to support local businesses.

“I also welcome the provision of Christmas Trees to towns and villages throughout the District. It is important that we spread the festive cheer as widely as possible and ensure that all our towns and villages continue to thrive. “

This Winter will be particularly challenging for many people, not least with the cost-of-living crisis. Therefore, it is all the more important that we embrace the festivities and Christmas cheer when and where possible throughout Christmas and December.”


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