The weekend of June 20 and 21 brought the first Fermanagh Food Festival. This excited me, more than it should have because I am used to attending similar events all over Northern Ireland. However, this is a first for Fermanagh! It’s great to see Fermanagh hosting a large event , and I hope that is becomes a regular occurrence.
I visited on Saturday 20th, around lunch time and there was a hive of activity around the Broadmeadow area of Enniskillen. The entry fee was a reasonable £3, and it was evident there was a lot to do. On arrival , I could see a helter skelter and a carousel. The inner child was screaming to go on them but my Mum and Aunt (my escorts for the day) didn’t fancy joining me.
I find that afternoon tea is the one time in my life I get to properly feel sophisticated. Maybe it’s the dainty sandwiches, or drinking from a tea cup. I get to feel a more refined human being for an hour or two.
When at home in Fermanagh, the Lough Erne is always my first choice for afternoon tea. I’ve always found a homely element to this hotel (there’s always a turf fire burning), not to mention it’s beautiful grounds. I was delighted when my cousin offered to take my Grandmother and myself there one afternoon.
The Lough Erne Golf resort is Fermanagh’s only five star hotel opened in 2007 and has since had vast international attention. They were a sponsor for Rory McIlroy (before Nike monopolised him), hosted the G8 in 2013 and their golf course designed by Nick Faldo will be the home of the Irish Open in 2017. Continue reading