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County Fermanagh

Ireland is a watery place of many lakes, rivers and canals. So it's quite an achievement to be the most watery county of all. Yet this is but one of Fermanagh's many claims to distinction. It is the only county in Ireland through which you can travel the complete distance between its furthest extremities entirely by boat.

Rivers often divide one county from another, but Fermanagh is divided - or linked if you prefer - throughout its length by the handsome waters of the River Erne, both river and lake. Southeast of the historic county town of Enniskillen, Upper Lough Erne is a maze of small waterways meandering their way into Fermanagh from the Erne’e source in County Cavan.

Northwest of characterful  Enniskillen, the river channels open out into the broad spread of Lower Lough Erne, a magnificent inland sea set off against the spectacular heights of the Cliffs of Magho. Through this broad lake, the River Erne progresses to the sea at Ballyshannon in Donegal by way of a rapid descent at Belleek in Fermanagh..

It's a stunningly beautiful county with much else of interest, including the Marble Arch caves, and the great houses of Castle Coole and Florence Court, the latter with its own forest park nestling under the rising heights of Cuilcagh (667m) – beyond it, the River Shannon emerges to begin its long journey south

For those who think lakes are for fishing rather than floating over, in western Fermanagh the village of Garrison gives access to Lough Melvin, an angler's heaven which is noted particularly for its unique sub-species of salmon, the gillaroo. You just can't escape from water in this county, and Fermanagh is blessed as much of the rest of the world contemplates water shortages. 

Local Attractions and Information

Belleek Porcelain and Explore Erne Exhibition +44 (0)28 68 659300

Bellanaleck Sheelin Lace Museum +44 (0)28 66 348052

Enniskillen Ardhowen Lakeside Theatre +44 (0)28 66 325440

Enniskillen Castle Coole House & Parkland +44 (0)28 66 322690

Enniskillen Enniskillen Castle +44 (0)28 66 325000

Enniskillen Florence Court +44 (0)28 66 348249

Enniskillen Lakelands Tourism +44 (0)28 66 346736

Enniskillen Lough Erne Cruises +44 (0)28 66 322882

Enniskillen Tourism Information +44 (0)28 66 323110

Enniskillen Waterways Ireland +44 (0)28 66 323004

Florence Court House and garden +44 (0)28 66 348249

Florencecourt Marble Arch Caves +44 (0)28 66 348855

Garrison Lough Melvin Activity Holiday Centre +44 (0)28 68 658142

Kesh Ardess Craft Centre +44 (0)28 68 631267

Kesh Castle Archdale Country Park +44 (0)28 68 621588

Newtownbutler Crom Castle +44 (0)28 67 738174


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Castle Hume Golf Club - Enniskillen County Fermanagh Northern Ireland
Castle Hume Golf Club
Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Course Type: Parkland
Castle Hume Golf Club is an 18 hole par 70 parkland golf course over 6,243 yards that provides golfers of all skill levels with a very enjoyable yet testing challenge. Highly manicured and contoured greens are a real delight to putt on, but ...

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Enniskillen Castle Museum - Enniskillen County Fermanagh Northern Ireland
Enniskillen Castle Museum
Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Enniskillen Castle museum is located within and around the historic Enniskillen Castle and its collections reflect Fermanagh's history, culture and environment. One of the aims of the museum is to enlarge these collections so as to cover as many ...

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Belle Isle Castle
Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh
Situated in idyllic countryside on an island, in the heart of the Fermanagh Lakelands, Belle Isle Castle has magical lake views; the original castle dates back to 1680 with mid-19th century additions and, for a naturally romantic venue, this woul ...

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