It was great to be part of last year’s F Live Arts Festival and I can’t wait for what’s on offer this year. Paul Brady at Ardhowen will be electric! Having spent a lot of last summer and autumn at Literary and Arts festivals all over Ireland I am proud to say that the festival in my home town, Enniskillen, was up there with the best: a festival that truly punches above its weight. F live offers quality entertainment and unique opportunities to access the arts and culture, try new things out, suitable for the whole community. The effort and energy the F Live team and all the volunteers put in is outstanding.

Enniskillen has so much to offer in terms of location. The waterways and the immediate access to fascinating history, quirky venues and great hostelries make it a perfect destination for such a vibrant cultural experience. The compact size and nature of the Island town make it easy to have events in multiple venues and easy for people to take in more than one performance on the same evening.

Wherever you travel the mention of Enniskillen brings great compliment. It is noted for its beauty and hospitality. Well now it can be noted for its Arts festivals too. We have the talent, the history, the craic and the infrastructure. I am proud to be a Patron of Fermanagh Live Arts Festival and look forward to supporting its continued success.

Let’s push on and make this Festival an annual date for the diary and Fermanagh a must visit every October, festival destination.

My flights are booked!

Ciaran Mc Menamin, Cultural Champion, Actor and Author