Continuing the theme of my recent ‘best of times’, my visit to the restored Belturbet Railway Station with the Fermanagh Authors Association last Monday must be added to the list.
The FAA held our monthly meeting in a conference room at the station. Afterwards we enjoyed a poetry reading by local poets Ann Conway and P J Kennedy in the high ceilinged former Goods Store which has great acoustics. Both poets bring their recollections vividly to life.
We finished our time at the railway station with a tour of the Centre. George Morrissey, an FAA member who has been involved with the station project since its inception and is very knowledgeable about the history of the area, guided us on an interesting look around the place.
I’m always intrigued by places of history interest and its great to find a well restored example almost on my doorstep.