Fermanagh Seaplane Festival took place in September 2011
It was a fantastic celebration of Fermanagh's Historical links to the unique WWII Flying Boats, and for the first time in 70 years the organisers brought two Catalina's back to their WWII home, and to the joy of thousands of festival goers and aviation fans. Maybe one day they will return.
The second ‘Fermanagh Seaplane Festival’, one of the most unique festivals in Europe is back. Aircraft from places such as Norway, Holland, France and closer to home shall travel to the area to promote the beauty of the Lakeland’s to an international audience.
The first festival took place in 2009 and was a massive success, so the organisers with kind support from NITB and Waterways Ireland have set about making the 2011 event bigger and better, providing visitors with a superb two and a half days that they won’t forget.
The core event will be taking place on the original Catalina base on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September and shall include an all round family fun event, whilst celebrating the historical, cultural and aviation links the area has with Flying boats and (in more recent times) the arrival of other Seaplanes (Lakelandseaplanetours.com).
Other key attractions will include, live music, Continental Food & Craft Market, Kids entertainment, Seaplane Leisure Trips, Model Seaplanes displays, Historical & Educational Displays etc.
If you are interested in being kept up to date, organisers are encouraging you to sign up to one of their various communication outlets:
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Parties interested in finding out more about sponsorship/exhibition opportunities should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fermanagh Seaplane Festival 2011