Lough Erne

Lough Erne

Lough Erne flows from Belturbet to Belleek and centres around the island town of Enniskillen. Lower Lough Erne lies to the north of Enniskillen and Upper Lough Erne lies south of the town. The inland waterways of Fermanagh are famous for their historic sites, castle ruins and stately homes on islands and on the shore. Lough Erne offers one of the best fishing areas in Ireland and attracts anglers from the world over. There are a variety of activity and heritage centres in the area. The local area is blessed with lots of top class restaurants catering for all needs whether you're looking for elegant cuisine or lively pub grub.

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Devenish Island

Devenish Island

Devenish contains one of the most famous monastic sites in all of Europe. A round tower thought to date from the 12th century is situated on the island, as are the walls of the Oratory of Saint Molaise who established the monastery in the 6th century. It became a centre of scholarship and although raided by Vikings in 837 and burned in 1157, it later flourished as the site of the parish church and St Mary’s Augustinian Priory.

Access to Devenish Island is free of charge.

White Island

White Island

The island is famous for its 12th-century church with its archaic stone carved figures. For the historians out there this island is a must see and is only a short ferry ride away from Castle Archdale Country Park.

Access to White Island is free of charge.

Inishmacsaint

Inishmacsaint

Inishmacsaint is another island well worth a visit. With its monastic remains and impressive high cross. It is often underestimated as a monastic site and is also well worth a visit.

Access to Inishmacsaint Island is free of charge.

Davies Island

A much understated and important monastic island of Lough Erne, Davies Island is also worth a visit for anyone interested in the monastic islands and history of Lough Erne.

Access to Davies Island is free of charge.

Fishing

Fishing

The Fermanagh Lakelands is a haven for anglers. With its abundance of Loughs and Rivers, our waters offer game anglers the opportunity to fish for salmon and wild brown trout. The game angling, in the main, takes place on the Lower Lough although trout are found throughout the system. The Coarse angler will find some of the finest fishing available in Europe, with bream, roach and hybrids in abundance as well as perch. Add to this pike fishing that is second to none.

Enniskillen

Enniskillen

See Enniskillen, Irelands only island town from a totally different viewpoint cruising around this picturesque setting. Stop at one of the towns many jetties and visit the shops and local sites including the famous Enniskillen castle.

Lusty Beg Island

The highly renowned Lusty Beg Island is excellent for both food and its atmosphere, with both a bar menu and a la carte, Lusty Beg Island has something to suit everyone’s taste. There are also a range of activities available on the Island.

Feubo @ the Inishclaire

Fermanagh’s newest restaurant and just on the shores of Lough Erne, Feubo Steak Grill offers visitors the opportunity to dine overlooking the lake and try some of Fermanagh’s finest steaks.

Manor House Hotel

The Manor House Hotel offers some of the finest dining in Fermanagh if not Northern Ireland, with both a bar menu and the new bistro serving a high quality selection of food.

RAF Castle Archdale

RAF Castle Archdale

Explore the former site of RAF Castle Archdale, the area around Castle Archdale Bay was once a busy air base for the flying boats patrolling the Atlantic Ocean. Cruise the waters once used as runways for Catalina & Sunderland Flying Boats during WWII.

Kesh River

Kesh River

Kesh is a small, well-developed village in North West Fermanagh. Beautifully located on the Kesh River just a couple of miles from Lower Lough Erne.

Belleek

Belleek

Belleek is a thriving market town with a variety of pubs, shops and restaurants. It is most famous for the fine parian china produced there at the Belleek Pottery, the oldest pottery in Ireland.

It is also a noted location for angling and other recreational activities.

Bring a Picnic

Bringing your own picnic is the ideal way to enjoy a day on Lough Erne, most of the islands have picnic tables for you to enjoy a short break while exploring Lough Erne.