21st (Ardhowen Theatre) 60th birthday recital by concert pianist Hugh Tinney


6th (Mulhern’s) Ulster Poetry Slam Final 5 pm

7th (Fermanagh HouseInside A Writer’s Head with Ciaran McMenamin, Jason Johnson, Sheila Lewellyn and Malachi O’Doherty 3 pm


6th South West Area Hospital Main Foyer  Fermanagh Landscapes A Sole Exhibition of Prints and Monotypes by Michael Brown Official Opening 6 pm – exhibition runs to 31st October

8th (Mulhern’sFermanagh and Borderlands Poetry Slam Heat 4 pm

14th, 21st & 28th  (Ardhowen Theatre) Monotype Printmaking Workshop with Michael Brown 9.30 am


23rd Poetry in Motion Writing Workshop with Colm Keegan 10 am – 5 pm Fermanagh House


16th (Hambly & Hambly) Opening of Liberté, Égalité, Sororité Summer Exhibition celebrating women artists. 2-6 pm. Exhibition runs to 27th July

22nd  (The Thing Itself)  Mulhern’s Cellar Bar, Belmore Street  7.30 pm Spoken word by  Mel Bradley alongside songwriter Aoife the Sly and Rae O’Dowd


2nd – 6th  Where We Are Now LGBT+ Theatre Festival various venues Sligo and Leitrim

25th  (The Thing Itself)  Mulhern’s Cellar Bar, Belmore Street  7.30 pm with Colin Dardis and Geraldine O’Kane


11th (Ardhowen Theatre) Franz Schubert – ‘Die Schone Mullerin’ sung by Andrew Irwin

17th (Killtyclogher Community Centre) Green and Blue  7.30 pm

25th (The Glens Centre) From Under the Bed by Seamus O’Rourke 8.30 pm

28th (The Thing Itself)  Mulhern’s Cellar Bar, Belmore Street  7.30 pm Spoken word by Michael Wilson & David Hynes, music by Katie Armstrong


8th (Women Aloud) Poetry and Prose readings in Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen 7.30 pm

23rd – 21st April  Exhibition of Photographs by Richard Pierce opening 7pm at Hambly & Hambly Dunbar House 143 Loughshore Road Enniskillen


5th (Ardhowen Theatre) Three Piano Quartets by The Vanburgh with Michael Hale 8 pm

23rd (and following 4 Fridays Ardhowen Theatre Studio) The Art of Drawing

23rd (The Thing Itself) Poetry Readings @ Mulhern’s Cellar Bar, Belmore Street  7.30 pm featuring Abby Oliveira & Myles McCormack


19th (The Thing Itself) Poetry Readings @ Mulhern’s Cellar Bar, Belmore Street  7.30 pm featuring Elizabeth McGeown, Adrian Young & Andrew Train

24th  (Ardhowen Theatre) Fermanagh Film Club 10th Anniversary 3.30-9.30

25th (North West Words) Poetry Reading and Awards  Florence Food Co Letterkenny 8 pm

26-29th Yeats Winter School  Guest Writer Nuala ni Dhomhnaill Sligo Park Hotel

27th  Short Story workshop with Jan Carson Omagh Library 11-3.30  Phone 02882440733 to book.



2nd-5th  (John O’Connor Writing School) Literary Arts Festival Armagh


20-22nd (Strule Arts Centre)  Omagh Literary Festival

7th  Final of All-Ireland Poetry Slam, 4-7 pm Mulhern’s Bar

5th  Launch of Fermanagh Writers anthology Remembering and Forgetting, Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen 8 pm

4th-8th Fermanagh Live Festival, Enniskillen


29th  (The Thing Itself) Live Poetry with Hazel Hogan and others, 7 pm Mulhern’s Bar

(Some ongoing Fermanagh Live Events)

13th till 30th October  Tactile Postcards exhibition by Tara Moran Woods, Fermanagh House

11th till 31st October  Emergence Visual Arts Trail by students of South West College

8th till 31st October  Thread Softly Through Memories Solo exhibition by Jenny McGrail, The Jolly Sandwich, Belmore Street

7th till 9th October  Precious Cargo II small works by Noelle McAlinden

6th – 30th  Elsewhere Solo exhibition by Douglas Hutton, Waterways Ireland, Enniskillen


25th  All-Ireland Poetry Slam – Fermanagh Heat  @ Mulhern’s Cellar Bar, Belmore Street Enniskillen 7 pm


7th (The Thing Itself) Poetry Readings @ Mulhern’s Cellar Bar, Belmore Street  7 pm featuring Stephen Murphy and Cat Brogan


13th (Yeats Memorial Building Sligo) Launch of Paula Lahiff’s poetry collection From India to Ithaca  with Damien Brennan 1 pm


26th (The Thing Itself) Poetry Readings @ The Happiness Trap 7 pm featuring Mel Bradley

22nd & 23rd (Leitrim Sculpture Centre) Vernacular Carpentry Workshop with Niall Walsh

19th  (The New Suite, Main Street, Omagh) Book Launch The Blossom or the Bole by Pheme Glass

13th & 14th (Leitrim Sculpture Centre) Wood Construction & Workshop with David Spence

13th & 14th (Leitrim Sculpture Centre) Woodturning Workshop with David Spence

6th & 7th (Leitrim Sculpture Centre) Stone Lettercutting Workshop with Seamus Dunbar

6th & 7th (Leitrim Sculpture Centre) Make Your Own Casting Facility Workshop with Nick Hughes

5th (Ardhowen Theatre) Celebrating 40 Years of 2000AD 7.30 pm Tickets £8


29th & 30th (Leitrim Sculpture Centre) Stone Carving Workshop with Jackie McKenna

29th & 30th (Leitrim Sculpture Centre) Sand Casting In Aluminium Workshop with Kate Oram. Patterns can be made in a 3D printer next door at the FabLab

29th  (Common Ground) 3-6 pm Poetry Workshop and readings in aid of Ulster Wildlife

28th (The Thing Itself) Poetry Readings @ The Happiness Trap Enniskillen with Rory Jones, former All Ireland Slam Champion

22nd  Monica Corish Sligo Writing Workshop, in partnership with Comhlamh – Development Workers in Global Solidarity

8th (Fermanagh Writers) Writing Memoir workshop with tutor Lynda Kirby, in Fermanagh House, Enniskillen 1pm-5pm. Limited places. Booking Essential

7th (Higher Bridges Gallery) Opening of  Cirque des Oiseaux: Artists & Augurs  7 pm. Exhibit continues to 29 April


3rd – 11th  (Ardhowen Theatre) 37th Enniskillen Annual Drama Festival

29th (Ardhowen Theatre) Music in Fermanagh presents Musici Ireland – Flute, Viola and Harp


5th  (Ardhowen Theatre) Matinee Performance by The Vanburgh String Quartet with soloist William Butt 3.00 pm
4th  (Fermanagh Writers) Writing Poetry workshop with tutor Monica Corish, in Fermanagh House, Enniskillen 10am-5pm. Limited places. Booking Essential


19th (Clinton Centre) Together One Voice singing classes begin weekly 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm

27th  (Higher Bridges Gallery) Opening of  Interpretations of a Landscape New Work by Jill Mulligan 7 pm. Exhibit continues to 25 February



3rd-6th  Allingham Festival Ballyshannon


30th Fermanagh Writers read their work on Time of Our Lives  Radio Ulster 2 pm.

22nd – 23rd (Leitrim Sculpture Centre) Modelling The Head In Clay – From Life Workshop

17th  (Omagh Library) Beneath the Hat a collection of verse by Patrick Montague, launched by Joe Mahon of Lesser Spotted Ulster

16th (Ardhowen Theatre) Matinee performance by Ashley Wass, winner of the London International Piano Competition 3 pm

15th  (Ulster American Folk Park) The Great War in Memory, Writing and Drama 10.30 -4pm

1st  Ulster Final of the All-Ireland Poetry Slam @ Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen 5 pm


30th-3rd October  Seamus Heaney Homeplace Opening Weekend

30th-8th October  Exhibition of Paintings and Prints by Michael Brown at Enniskillen Castle

29th-1st October  FLive Festival Enniskillen

25th (Allingham Festival) Midday deadline for online entries in Poetry and Flash Fiction Competition

23rd  (Jack Harte Bursary) Deadline for applications 2 weeks writer-in-residence at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre

16th- 25th (Higher Bridges Gallery) Enniskillen Visual Arts Open Exhibition  launch 5-8 pm

16th  Culture Night at Enniskillen Castle. Readings by Fermanagh Writers 7-8 pm

10th & 11th  (Leitrim Sculpture Centre) Sand Casting In Aluminium Workshop

10th (Fermanagh Writers) Writing Workshop with crime writer Brian McGilloway Fermanagh House 10am – 5pm Limited Places. Booking Essential

5-16th  Wordsworth’s Ulster Exhibition Enniskillen Library

3rd  Regional Heat of the All-Ireland Poetry Slam @ Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen 4.30 pm (Poets register at 4pm to perform three poems of less than three minutes each)


30th  (AT the Edge) Poetry Readings (Breda Wall Ryan, Colin Dardis and Marie Cadden) and Open Mic  Johnstone Library Cavan 6.30 pm

25th-28th  (Five Glens Arts Festival) Manorhamilton

20th  (Common Ground) Annual Gathering

20th (EADS) Acting Workshop with James McAnespy Devenish College Enniskillen 11-6 pm

13th  (Eoghan Timoney) Writers in the Wood Workshop on Conscious Writing in Longford Demense, Beltra Co. Sligo  facilitated by Olive Travers.

6th  (Ardhowen Theatre) 9 pm An Evening of Songs and Poems with Anthony Toner and Frank Ormsby


30th & 1st August  (Leitrim Sculpture Centre) Stone Carving Workshop

30th & 31st  (Leitrim Sculpture Centre) Reproduction Moulding For Artists & Architects

28th Launch of A Dying Language poetry collection by Monica Corish

24th-5th August  Yeats International Summer School Sligo

24th  Deadline for Submission to Boyne Berries anthology

23th & 24th   (Leitrim Sculpture Centre) Workshop in Vernacular Carpentry

18th-19th  Living Legacies WWI project writing workshop Castle Museum Enniskillen

9th  (Higher Bridges Gallery) Opening Night of the Summer Show Exhibition 7.00pm

1st  (Slieve Beagh Arts) One-day exhibition @ Mullaghfad Church 8.30-12.00pm


14th (Fermanagh Writers)-FSNI poetry competition launch & readings. @Enniskillen Library 

7th  Corncrake issue#1 launch 7.30pm