Devenish Island - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Devenish Island
Devenish is an L-Shaped island of 70 acres at the South end of Lower Lough Erne. This is one of a chain of Island monasteries in both Upper and Lower Lough Erne. Devenish was an important port of call on one of Early Christian Ireland’s major highways. Take the ferry or water bus across the beautiful Lough Erne, and soak up the beautiful sights and magnificent history at this wonderful display of Irish history.
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1.66km from Devenish Island
Portora Castle lies just north of the town of Enniskillen, in County Fermanagh, in Northern Ireland. It is situated in the grounds of the Portora Royal School for Boys. It was built on the edge of a hill above the narrows where the Erne River widens into Lower Lough Erne at the site of an ancient crossing place of the Erne River between Connacht and Ulster. It is a State Care Historic Monument sited in the townland of Portora, in Fermanagh District Council area.
Enniskillen Castle Museums
2.87km from Devenish Island
Enniskillen Castle, situated beside the River Erne, was built almost 600 years ago by the ruling Gaelic Maguires. The historic site houses Fermanagh County Museum and The Inniskillings Museum. The castle remained in Irish hands until it fell to the crown's Irish ally, Niall Garve O'Donnell in the summer of 1602. Its award winning exhibitions cover the prehistory and natural history of Fermanagh, the county’s traditional rural life, local crafts and the celebrated pottery at Belleek.
The Inniskillings Museum
2.88km from Devenish Island
The Inniskillings Museum is one of the 2 museums at Enniskillen Castle, and will tell you the story of the 2 regiments from the town of Enniskillen. The Museum tells the story of the town of Enniskillen's two regiments - the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards and the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. The town of Enniskillen is the only town in the British Isles which had two regiments in the British Army.
St Michael's Church
2.95km from Devenish Island
St. Michael's Catholic Church, Enniskillen is a French Gothic revival style church built in 1870–1875 under the direction of the Belfast architects O'Neill & Byrne. This was one of the iconic attraction in this area and a main pilgrimage site too.
3.01km from Devenish Island
The Buttermarket became a unique addition to Enniskillen town almost 30 years ago, when an early 19th century dairy market was restored, and new life was injected into the cobbles in the form of a quaint, picturesque Craft Centre.It comprises of nineteen art and craft units and a coffee shop, housed in the restored early 19th century dairy market. The Buttermarket's unique position in the heart of Enniskillen makes it the central focus for the thriving craft industry in Fermanagh.
Discover More Attractions in Fermanagh, Home of Devenish Island
County Fermanagh is one of the thirty-two counties of Ireland, one of the six counties of Northern Ireland, and one of the nine counties of Ulster. It is Northern Ireland’s westernmost county and covers an area of 1,691 km². Its capital is Enniskillen housing the tourist attractions Enniskillen Castle, Cole's Monument, the Ardhowen Theatre, and St. Martin's Cathedral.