Mid Ulster District Council are providing information on the wealth of fantastic group day visits available in the district, as the first ever Mid Ulster based Great Days Out fair is planned for Thursday 28th March, from 10am – 1pm in Corick House Hotel & Spa, Clogher.
With free entry, and including exhibitors from attractions and activities throughout the council area, the fair is aimed at those who influence and organise group trips/days out for their club or association, to help them plan the perfect day trip in Mid Ulster by discovering exactly what’s on offer, with new ideas and itineraries for things to do on show.
Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Sean McPeake, encouraged groups to take advantage of the showcase, saying, “Mid Ulster could be described as a hidden gem, offering an incredibly strong appeal for visitors interested in enjoying history, heritage, culture and the great outdoors. Our Great Days Out fair provides a one-stop shop for groups such as sports or social clubs, church or community groups, or retirement associations to see what they can see, do and explore in our district. ”
Steeped in archeology, history and heritage, Mid Ulster contains one of the richest seam of archeological, historic and heritage sites and facilities in Northern Ireland, stretching from Mesolithic, Neolithic, pre Christian, early Christian and medieval times to the plantation era and up to the 2nd World War.
There’s a rich connection with literature in the area with Seamus Heaney HomePlace providing a focal point for celebrating the life and literature of the Nobel Laureate, Lissan House in Cookstown and its links to C.S Lewis, and the William Carleton Trail, centred around the beautiful Clogher valley, giving an insight into the childhood of the acclaimed poet and novelist William Carleton, who spent his childhood here.
Mid Ulster’s outdoor activity is second to none and opportunities for groups to enjoy the great outdoors are found across the whole area, with a wide range of adrenaline fuelled and soft activities offered, with the following particular strengths - walking, cycling, mountain biking, canoeing, angling, multi-adventure centres (e.g. Todd’s Leap, and Jungle NI), horse riding and golf.
Refreshments and a light lunch will be served so group organisers can have their own great day out at the same time. Places are limited to 2 people per group/organisation. If you’re interested in attending, book your place by email Allison.O’Keefe@midulstercouncil.org or telephone 028 8676 9949 for further information.