Legend has it that a mysterious and graceful lady clad in glowing garments once regularly glided across Lough Erne passing by Inishmacsaint, Inisgarve, Inisdoney, Inisclare and Inisglorraigh, carrying in her hand a bunch of beautiful wild flowers.

To the people of old this was The Lady of the Lake and her appearance was a sign of good times ahead.

This rather haunting statue of the Lady of the Lake, by sculptor Philip Flanagan, was unveiled in Pound Street, Irvinestown in December 1999.

Each year, in July, Irvinestown hosts a Lady of the Lake Festival. If, Dear Reader, you don’t get crowned Lady of the Lake in the beauty pageant you are still in for a good time during this fortnight long community festival with something to suit everyone’s taste. If you happen to have a donkey, do bring it along for the donkey derby!

Alas my own photo of the statue came out totally blurred so the attached photo is from Wikimedia. The copyright on this image is owned by Kenneth Allen and is licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license.

Address: Pound Street, Irvinestown
Website: http://facebook.com/TheLadyOfTheLakeFestival

This blog entry is one of a group (loop) of entries based on many trips to Enniskillen. I suggest you continue with my next entry – Irvinestown Famine Graveyard – or to start the loop at the beginning go to my introductory entry – “Fare thee well Enniskillen, ………..”


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