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FEARmanagh Adventure Race hits new entry high


Due to the large number already entered for this year’s Race, there will no longer be ‘ON THE DAY ENTRIES’ available.

Online entries will continue to be available for a short time.

Please please share this information with anyone you know who may be interested in entering but hasn’t done so yet.

Find adventure in Fermanagh – 10 things to do before, or after FEARmanagh

As if FEARmanagh wasn’t a good enough reason to visit and stay in Fermanagh this October, here are another 10 excellent reasons:

1. Enjoy the Eddie Duffy, Mick Hoy Traditional Music Festival in Derrygonnelly itself Fri 6 – Sun 8 October

2. Fermanagh Live Arts Festival 2017 Thurs 5 – Sun 8 October visit

3. Forget paddling and take a trip on the Erne Water Taxi –

4. Discover the newly refurbished Enniskillen Castle

5. Explore more of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, host to one of the finest show caves in Europe.

6. Climb Fermanagh’s very own ‘Stairway to Heaven’ the Cuilcagh Mountain Boardwalk, part of the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark.

7. For the ‘Game of Thrones’ fans out there – Get your ‘Journey of Doors’ Passport stamped at Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen. Door 4 features several striking designs, immortalising the Targaryens and Arryns.

8. Or visit the ‘Brotherhood without Banners’ hideout – the filming location otherwise known as Pollnagollum Cave.

9. Enjoy a night out at the theatre and indulge in some great entertainment at the Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen or Strule Arts Centre in Omagh.


10. Fancy stretching your legs a little further afield – visit the excellent Ulster American Folk Park, just outside of Omagh. For further information on things to see and do in Fermanagh visit,, or

Make a weekend of it at FEARmanagh Adventure Race

Hey all,

Any of you just booked for FEAR 2017? Or thinking of booking soon? Why not make a weekend out of it by staying at the Tir Navar Holiday Village. Just 200 meters from the FEAR starting line and with great weekend offers available.

This venue will book up fast so booking early to avoid disappointment is essential. Tir Navar Accommodation #allroadsleadtofearmanagh

Two times ladies winner Emma Kerr on FEAR

There are a few things I look for when considering a race – good organisation, great scenery and a testing course.  FEARmanagh ticks all these boxes and its why I keep returning every year as it has become one of my favourite races in the calendar.   The whole day runs smoothly and safely as the organisation is exceptional.  The friendly locals who help out are extremely supportive and help make it a fantastic day for everyone!   The only downside is when you’re at the top of the 1000 steps you haven’t time to admire the amazing scenery!

FEAR 2016 Hooded Top

Well here they are, your 2016 FEAR Hoodie – we hope you like them! They’re very cosy but also a very neat fit, so if your teetering, say between a small and a medium I’d go medium. If you have already registered and are now worried about the size you chose online, then please just pop back online and edit your entry. The top is being modelled by my colleague and she is wearing a medium.

FEAR Accommodation Special Offer

FEAR Accommodation Special Offer

‘FEARmanagh’ hospitality B&B package for £25 per person and £20 per person for self catering only (per night).
Shower facilities, private car parking, secure storage for bicycles.

We can also cater for large and small groups as well as family and friends groups. There is free wifi across the complex and we are only a 5 minute walk from the FEARmanangh starting point.

Visit Tir Navar Holiday complex at

Contact details
Liam Jones
Tir Navar Holiday Village
Mob: +44 7767 861696
Office: +44 2868 641 443

Testimonial – Billy Orr

I’ve once again entered FEARmanagh, and to all other adventure racers out there….Fear not…just enter! This is quite simply a fantastic event which is exceptionally well organised on a course that is both challenging and breathtaking in equal measures.
For me the great appeal of adventure racing is that whilst the disciplines of running, cycling, and kayaking remain constant, no two courses are the same. And trust me as a participant in this race since its inception three year ago FEARmanagh is definitely different, and whether you opt for the 74K or 35K route you’ll not be disappointed.
You can read elsewhere about the various stages that comprise the two race distances, there are 9 stages alone in the 74K event. Each of these stages will have different challenges for each racer; some will relish cycling on the rural roads of Fermanagh, whilst others will delight in the “Wee Dog Jog” and the Blackslee Trail run. For me the 1000 foot decent of the Magho Cliff Challenge to the kayaking section on Lough Erne, and the return accent to the top of the cliff are worth the entry fee alone. But trust me not everyone will agree with my favourite part of the race! 
The organisation of this event is second to none. All the organisers, volunteers, and marshals are extremely well informed, friendly and helpful, and collectively they take great care of all the racers.
If you’re looking for a race that’s different, challenging, yet so enjoyable, then FEARmanagh will give you that…… plus a lot more!

Billy Orr

2015 Winners

2015 Winners

2014 Winners

We promise to get the 2015 winners photos online quicker this year … but here’s a list of winners from last year:

Winner of the Ciarán Murphy Memorial Trophy

Darragh Murphy winner of the Ciaran Murphy Memorial Trophy along side Conrad Murphy (Ciarán’s Dad) Christopher Maguire, Martin Murphy, Gerry Murphy.


Winner of Mens Race

Winner of the men’s race Robbie Bryson pictured with Councillor Bernice Swift.


Winner of the Ladies’ Race

Ladies’ race winner Emma Kerr pictured with Councillor Bernice Swift.


Winner of the Services Trophy

Irish Cave Rescue Organisation lift the 2014 Emergency Services Trophy.


Winner of the Team Event Trophy

Upper Erne Invaders lifting the Team Event Trophy for the second year running. Left to Right: Barry King, Colum Caughey, Gregory Murphy, Damien O’Keefe, Councillor Bernice Swift.


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