Enniskillen Things to Do

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

    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. 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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  • 4. 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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  • 5. Castle Archdale Country Park

    HistoryThe 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,...

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  • 6. Move to County Fermanagh

    Should, or rather when, you fall in love with Enniskillen and County Fermanagh buy yourself a houseboat, moor it at the Round ‘O’ Jetty in Enniskillen and live...

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  • 7. Secure Everlasting Love in Lisnaskea

    Lisnaskea is the second town of the county of Fermanagh in Northern Ireland with a population of 2,500.The Corn and Potato Market in the centre of the town was...

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  • 8. 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...

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  • 9. 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...

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  • 10. M.V. Kestrel - Tours on 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...

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  • 11. 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...

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  • 12. Portora – The Royal School

    Apart from their excellent writing skills what does Wabat (that’s me!), Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and Henry Francis Lyte have in common?Answer: We all went to...

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  • 13. Monea Castle

    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...

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  • 14. The Church of St. Molaise - Monea

    A century after St. Patrick's death and paralleling the growth of monasticism in Ireland in the sixth century, St. Molaise, founded a monastery on nearby...

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  • 15. Tully Castle

    A series of castles were built in County Fermanagh (and elsewhere in Ulster) in the 1610s and 1620s by settlers who arrived in the Plantation of Ulster around...

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  • 16. 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...

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  • 17. Janus and the Lusty Man

    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...

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  • 18. Drumskinny Stone Circle - Fermanagh's Stonehenge!

    There are many examples of stone circles in high bogland in North Fermanagh and neighbouring counties. Based on the recovery of artifacts, which I refer to...

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  • 19. Ardess Famine Pit

    “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...

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  • 20. St Mary’s and the Hanging Tree

    St Mary’s Church in Ardess, where the Ardess Famine Pit is located, was originally built in 1387. Part of today’s present stone built structure can be dated as...

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  • 21. Irvinestown Famine Graveyard

    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...

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  • 22. The Lady of the Lake

    Legend has it that a mysterious and graceful lady clad in glowing garments once regularly glided across Lough Erne passing by Inishmacsaint, Inisgarve,...

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  • 23. Sacred Heart Church - Irvinestown

    The Gothic style Sacred Heart Church in local limestone and Newry Granodiorite is not especially old having been built in 1910 (with a significant extension in...

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  • 24. Garden of Celtic Saints - Part 2

    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...

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  • 25. Garden of Celtic Saints - Part 1

    This is the place to come for a potted history of early Irish Christianity – from the 5th to 17th century. This history is relayed via life-sized carvings of...

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