Festival of Wreaths marks season of Advent and Christmas


Attending the Festival of Wreaths in the Priory Church Killadeas.

The Priory Church, Killadeas in Clogher Diocese has been marking the beginning of Advent and the Christmas season with a Festival of Wreaths during Saturday, 8th December and Sunday, 9th December.

The event brought the whole community together and proceeds were in aid of the Killadeas Priory Church Repair Fund and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

The church decorated with Christmas wreaths.

Almost 120 wreaths were on display in the church, some from parish organisations and many others donated by local businesses, community and voluntary groups from around Enniskillen and the north Fermanagh area. These included local primary schools as well as post-primary schools in Enniskillen.

Local people visit the Festival of Wreaths.

The Parish held a workshop a few weeks earlier at which around 20 local people made wreaths, some on behalf of donors. These were displayed at the end of pews, on window sills and in the sanctuary area of the church.

The Priory Church was recently re-opened following an extensive refurbishment programme supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The wreath donated by the RNLI.