For the Napoleon Hill Foundation Leader Certification trip from October 28 - November 5th, 2012, we will be staying and touring in the Fermanagh Lakeland area of Northern Ireland.
I will be there to enjoy the trip and the people. I will also be speaking to the class about the Principle of Learning From Adversity and Defeat as well as acting as a mentor for the students for the public service project they need to complete to
I interviewed Theresa McVeigh for my Journey To Success Radio show. Theresa will be one of our hosts while we are there.
We will be staying at Belle Isle, a 17 century castle on 470 acres in Northern Ireland. The actual house was started in 1690 and built as a sporting lodge and wasn’t until the following century that the owners resided on the island and re-named it Belle Isle.
At the heart of Belle Isle's 470-acre estate, the 17th-century castle, once home to generations of nobles, welcomes groups of up to 16 guests. We have recently completed a gentle update with the conversion of the existing bathrooms to en-suite while retaining the original period details of the bedrooms. The castle now features 7 luxurious en-suite bedrooms.
We will be visiting Enniskillen. It is located almost exactly in the centre of the county between the Upper and Lower sections of Lough Erne. It had a population of 13,599 in the 2001 Census. It is the seat of local government for Fermanagh District Council, and is also the county town of Fermanagh as well as its largest town.
We will visit the world famous and renowned Belleek Pottery, the biggest toursit attraction in the Fermanagh area.
Devonish Island is also on the tour and it has a tremendous history as well. It dates back to the 6th century and was one of the finest monastic sites in Ireland.
While we are there we will also be blessed to see the Mummers, which has an interesting history. Mummers are seasonal folk plays performed by troupes of actors known as mummers or guisers (or by local names such as rhymers, pace-eggers, soulers, tipteerers, galoshins, guysers, and so on), originally from England (see wrenboys), but later in other parts of the world. They are sometimes performed in the street but more usually as house-to-house visits and in public houses. Although the term "mummers" has been used since medieval times, no play scripts or performance details survive from that era, and the term may have been used loosely to describe performers of several different kinds. Mumming may have precedents in German and French carnival customs, with rare but close parallels also in late medieval England.