The Mummers Foundation in celebration of Seactain na Gaeilge ( week of irish language) partnered with over twenty pupils from Lisnaskea’s Bunscoil An Traonaigh to converse and listen to the social history of the mumming tradition within Fermanagh through Irish language. Pupils crossed over the Ferry Bridges to the Mummers Centre in Aughakillymaude on the shores of Lough Erne. Jim Ledwith Mummers Foundation Coordinator brought alive the histories and tradition of Mumming in Fermanagh through the medium of Irish language.
With the assistance of the country’s sole exhibition on mumming pupils were introduced to the heritage of strawcraft, which historically was widely used on farm households. It was then onto a strawcraft workshop where mastercraftsman, Patrick Murphy taught pupils to fashion the rudamentary , iconic straw masks of the mummers .
It is clear to see that all of the children had a wonderful time and the results are fabulous.