Enniskillen Things to Do

  • Portora Castle
    Portora Castle
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    Enniskillen Castle - Watergate
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    St Mary's, Adress and Graveyard
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  • 1. Florence Court House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We decided to take a tour of the Florence Court mansion. You meet in the Great Room before heading out to the house. There are comfortable chairs to sit in while you wait. Then your guide shows up...

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  • 2. Marble Arch Caves

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I have noted elsewhere on my Northern Ireland pages that I see far more when I am showing a visitor round than I did when I lived there and this is the case here. My dear friend VT member Ravenswing...

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  • 3. Irvinestown

    It is generally accepted that during the ten years, 1841 to 1851, Country Fermanagh lost over 40,000 people or 25% of her people due to a potato blight which lead to the famine (1845 to 1850) which...

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  • 4. Lough Erne

    In my review on Devenish Island I note that there are a number of ways to get to the island, one of the best preserved monastic sites in Ireland. One of these is to take a tour on the M.V. Kestrel,...

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  • 5. Three Way Inn

    Whilst exploring Enniskillen and it's environs with my travelling companion, VT member Ravenswing aka Lynne, we had decided on a day at the Marble Arch caves (see separate tip on this page) and a call...

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  • 6. Devenish Island - Monastic Site

    Devenish Island, on the southern end of Lower Lough Erne and 1.5 miles downstream from Enniskillen is one of the best preserved monastic sites in Ireland. It was founded by St Molaise in the 6th...

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  • 7. War Memorial - Princess Diana Peace Cairn

    County Fermanagh, and indeed Enniskillen itself, was not immune from the effects of what is euphemistically referred to as “The Troubles” – an internal ‘war’ which tore the two communities in Northern...

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  • 8. Horseshoe Bar

    On my first evening in Enniskillen I found myself looking for something to do on my own. My travelling companion, VT member Ravenswing aka Lynne was exhausted as well she may have been as she had...

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  • 9. Enniskillen Castle

    The castle complex consists of a number of buildings including the Keep (main castle), the Watergate, a magazine, various barracks buildings and a reception area. The reception area which houses the...

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  • 10. Castle Coole

    Prior to reading this review I recommend you read my review on Castle Coole House and grounds - Castle Coole – Snubbed by the King. In its heyday Castle Coole Estate hired up to 90 staff. While many...

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  • 11. White Island

    Should you have even a passing interest in the early Christian and monastic history of County Fermanagh then a visit to White Island in the eastern part of Lower Lough Erne is certainly worthy the...

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  • 12. Garden of Celtic Saints - Irvinestown

    This is the second part of a two part review on the Garden of Celtic Saints in Irvinestown. The Garden provides, through life-sized carvings in six small stone houses, a potted history of early Irish...

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  • 13. Buttermarket

    Set just off the main street (and signed from there) the 1835 Buttermarket is now a craft centre, with its small artisan shops set around a flagged courtyard. Lots of lovely things on sale here, if...

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  • 14. Portora Castle

    Portora Castle is located on the south bank of the River Erne overlooking the narrowest part of the river before it widens into Lower Lough Erne. Archaeological digs have recovered Stone Age axes,...

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  • 15. Town Hall

    The Town Hall is located in the centre of Enniskillen (at the Diamond) and on one of two hills on the Island. Atop the other hill, a couple of hundred metres away, is St Macartin’s Cathedral. The...

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  • 16. Ardess

    “Within this famine pit lieth the unknown dead 1845-1850” – inscription on the Famine Pit Memorial. As global leaders met for the G8 Summit, outside Enniskillen in June 2013, to discuss global hunger...

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  • 17. Monea Castle - Monea

    This is most complete and the best preserved of Ulster’s plantation castles and well worth a visit. I have also written reviews on a number of others. The so-called plantation castles were built in...

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  • 18. Forthill Park - Cole's Monument

    A rather formal name for a very pretty little park worthy an hour or so of your time – locals refer to it as Forthill Park or simply Cole's Monument. You might secure a rather strange look about town...

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  • 19. Castle Archdale Country Park

    History The original building on this estate, and the one which gives it its name, was a Plantation castle built in 1615 for the English ‘undertaker’ planter, John Archdale from Suffolk, on land...

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  • 20. Crevenish Castle

    The remains of Crevenish Castle are south-east of the village of Kesh on the Crevenish Road, or 'the back road' as the locals call it – a beautiful drive in itself. The Castle (originally called...

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  • 21. Castle Balfour - Lisnaskea

    Sir James Balfour, a Plantation undertaker from Fifeshire, Scotland, built Castle Balfour about 1618 on the edge of a low limestone cliff on the edge of the present town of Lisnaskea to assist in the...

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  • 22. Commonwealth War Graves - Irvinestown

    In my review of Castle Archdale Country Park I indicated that during World War II the park, then Castle Archdale Manor House and Estate were commandeered by the Royal Air Force and was a significant...

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  • 23. Inniskillings Museum

    This museum, in the Keep or main castle building (along with a section on the Maguires) and former stables of Enniskillen Castle houses artefacts from the two army regiments raised in the town. This...

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  • 24. Sisters of Mercy Convent & Chapel

    The Sisters of Mercy, a Roman Catholic order founded by Catherine McAuley in Baggot Street, Dublin, in 1831, arrived in Enniskillen on 27 May, 1856 with the purpose of establishing a school for girls....

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  • 25. Boa Island

    I have to say I was rather surprised when I visited Caldragh Cemetery on Boa Island, Lower lough Erne. For many years I have seen just close-up pictures of “Janus” and the “Lusty Man” (properly...

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