In the official Flive 2014 programme, there’s a promise that the dragon named Falkner would be accompanied by an array of “fantastical creatures.” Whether Fermanagh Writers -John Monaghan, Jennie Brien, Bob Blair and Tony Brady qualified to fit that description is arguable, but they turned up – sans wings or tutus – to act as escort/marshals on Saturday, 27th September.

FLive photo 2Following an on the spot, intense two minutes training by Bob Baird – a prominent member of the Flive Festival organising committee – and the donning of high visibility tabards, they observed the pre-procession performance of live tableau by talented drama students from Portora who explored the Magic of Irish Myth and Legend by bringing stories to life using oversized picture frames decorated by primary pupils. The production was under the direction of local artist Genevieve Murphy.

The parade from The Diamond to Enniskillen Castle was completed in fair weather and, as can be seen from the photograph on page 41 of The Fermanagh Herald dated 1st October,  John (right) and Tony (left) are pictured alongside  stilt walker Randy Repass  and participating youngsters.