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Celebrating European Geoparks Fortnight

Joining 54 other Geoparks from across Europe, the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark is celebrating European Geoparks Fortnight from Sunday 26 May to Sunday 9 June. With a range of exciting events including mountain jeep safaris, music festivals, guided walks and laidback lectures, this is the perfect opportunity to find out more about not only the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, but all the Geoparks in Europe.

This Europe-wide festival aims to raise the public awareness of our natural landscapes and geology, and also to discover how we can help to protect these landscapes as well as benefit from them. With Geoparks stretching from Iceland in the north to Greece in the south, and from the Azores in the west to Romania in the east, there is no better time to learn about our shared European geological heritage.

One of the events taking place is a Rockin’ around Europe laidback lecture by Dr Kirstin Lemon from the Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI), who said: “Being part of the European Geopark Network makes us realise how much we have in common with other parts of Europe. Not only do we share geology and landscapes, but also other aspects of heritage such as archaeology and history.

“During European Geoparks Fortnight, we come together to celebrate this shared heritage and learn how geology and landscape has influenced every single European citizen.”

The Rockin’ around Europe laidback lecture takes place in Enniskillen Library on Wednesday, 5 June at 6.30pm.

Other events that are taking place include: a boat trip to St. Mogue’s Island from 2pm to 4pm on 1st June, a guided tour of the flora and fauna of the Magho Cliffs from 7.30pm on 3rd June, a guided tour of the Bawnboy Workhouse from 12 noon to 1pm on 3rd June, a guided walk of the Cornagee Golden Mile at 7pm on 6th June, Turbet Live! Music event at Turbet Island on 8th June, a guided walk of Cuilcagh Mountain Lowlands at 10.30am and 2pm on Saturday 8th June, a live music event at Castle Saunderson on Sunday 9th June, and a bat detective dusk walk from 9pm to 10.30pm on Saturday 9th June.

For more information on any of the events mentioned please visit the Marble Arch Caves website or contact the Marble Arch Caves on +44 (0) 28 6634 8855.

Source: Northern Ireland Executive - Celebrating European Geoparks Fortnight