WITH the return of Fermanagh Live at the weekend, the organisers of FLive 2021 had arranged a diverse range of activities as part of the busy arts festival.

While a wide range of events were taking place across the area at the weekend, a particular hit for many proved to be the Waterside Ramble last Saturday, October 2.

The mid-afternoon ramble invited people of all ages to ramble along the lough shore from Portora/Enniskillen Royal Grammar School over towards Portora Castle ruins, taking in what organisers described as “cultural encounters with poetry, art, literature and music”.

Of these, live music proved particularly popular, with some poor weather conditions at times threatening to cast a dampener over proceedings – however, the ramblers and participants alike kept the mood sunny and upbeat, despite occasional rain showers.

Adding a dash of fun to the ramble, many people of all ages were wearing masks, bringing a dash of colour and exotic sights to the pathway as they rambled along.

The ramble was a great way to get locals heading out to the local landmark, bringing more people together than usual at the quiet spot, affording them a relaxing spot away from the bustle of the busy town centre, as notes of live music drifted through the air accompanied by the sounds of laughter and chat as the community happily took part in the great FLive Waterside Ramble.