After a changeable Easter weekend, the sun shone brightly on Easter Monday, encouraging hundreds of people to come out and enjoy the eggs-citing festivities at Forthill Park in Enniskillen as the annual Easter Monday Picnic in the Park returned after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Running from 2pm to 5pm on April 18, the popular event, hosted by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, saw young and old gather together to enjoy a picnic in the pleasure park, which famously plays home to Cole’s Monument.

Having recently undergone extensive conservation works, Cole’s Monument was open to the public on the day, giving visitors the opportunity to climb the spiral steps to the lookout where they could see Galbraith Lowry Cole up close.

During the afternoon, children roamed the park in search of clues as part of an Easter egg trail, enjoyed traditional games and crafts, and were entertained by Jo-Jingles, hula-hooping and balloon modelling.

There was also music throughout the day from the Victorian bandstand, which was erected in 1895 in recognition of the work of Thomas Plunkett, who served for many years on the Enniskillen Board of Guardians and the Town Commissioners.

There were plenty of smiles as all in attendance enjoyed the eggs-tra special Easter event.