Wild About the Workhouse
- Fermanagh County Museum, Enniskillen Castle Museums, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, N. Ireland, BT74 7HL
Did you know there are eight species of bats in Northern Ireland or that swifts, on leaving their nest for the first time, are airborne for 2-3 years before they
Did you know there are eight species of bats in Northern Ireland or that swifts, on leaving their nest for the first time, are airborne for 2-3 years before they land for the first time! Would you like to learn more about bats, swifts and local wildlife in Enniskillen? If so, registration is now open to join a ‘Wild About the Workhouse’ guided walk taking place around Enniskillen on Friday 2 July and Friday 23 July 2021 at 8.30 pm. These walks, organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, are part of the Enniskillen Workhouse Project in partnership with South West College with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The Enniskillen Workhouse is currently home to swifts during the spring and summer months and bats potentially all year round. Nesting swifts and bats are both protected species, therefore, as part of the restoration of the workhouse to create a business enterprise and heritage hub, the Council is protecting and enhancing the nesting and roosting spaces that are there by following specialist guidance on construction timings, building advice and appropriate mitigation. The walks will be on footpaths and walkways around Enniskillen town at night taking in Enniskillen Castle and Fermanagh Lakeland Forum. To find out more and book your place on a ‘Wild About the Workhouse’ guided walk, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis as numbers are restricted to 15 per walk.
(Friday) 8:30 pm