Over the course of three days, 10,000 people entered the grounds of Enniskillen Castle to attend the town’s first ever Continental Market, which took place last weekend.

Crowds of people waited eagerly for the gates to open at 10am on Friday morning to avail of the produce provided by the individual stalls.

In addition to the sight of all the different foods and crafts, delicious smells of freshly prepared food of various flavours wafted throughout the Castle courtyard. Friday also saw the Q Radio Bus and Q Car which added to the excitement of the first day with presenter Gareth Stewart broadcasting live from Enniskillen.

Saturday was busy all day with everyone enjoying the continental treats and crafts. Only a heavy rain shower in the late afternoon dampened spirits but that quickly passed with those looking to experience a wheat beer and street food.

There was plenty of provision for those to sit under canopy to enjoy the colourful sights and sounds and there was a real buzz about the place akin to the Belfast Continental market which is also organised by Marketplace Europe. Sunday was extremely busy all day with many food stalls selling out by 5pm. Marketplace, the organisers, were delighted with their Fermanagh welcome and are happy to include Enniskillen on the tour for May 2020.

Tanya Cathcart, Marketing Manager, Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism said: “The Continental Market was a great spectacle in the historic grounds of Enniskillen Castle and it’s great that so many events are choosing this venue.”

She continued: “As well as a wonderful visual experience, there were so many opportunities to taste so many different foods. It is great to see that the organisers wish to return to the area again in 2020 thanks to the wonderful support from locals and visitors alike.”