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Enniskillen confirmed as location for G8 summit

The world’s most powerful leaders will descend on Fermanagh on 17 and 18 June next year.

Image: PETER MORRISON/AP/Press Association Images

DURING HIS VISIT to Northern Ireland today, David Cameron announced that he will host the two-day G8 summit in Enniskillen next year.

The Prime Minister confirmed earlier reports that the group will meet over two days – the 17 and 18 June – in the Fermanagh town.

The main venue will be the luxury Lough Erne golf resort. It will accommodate the leaders of eight of the world’s richest countries, including US President Barack Obama, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The five-star hotel and golf course went into administration last year and has been up for sale since September with a £10 million price tag.

The last time the UK hosted the summit, it was held in Gleneagles in Scotland.

Northern Ireland’s residents have been doling out advice to Obama et al over Twitter since the announcement.

There’s been praise for Cameron’s taste:

Offers of accommodation:

Breakfast recommendations:

Those chancing their arm:

And of course, the inevitable moan:

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