Devenish Island Monastic Site, Co.Fermanagh

Northern Ireland Environment Agency owned property
Devenish Monastic Site was founded in the 6th century by Saint Molaise on one of Lough Erne’s many islands. During its history it has been raided by Vikings (837AD), burned (1157AD) and flourished (Middle Ages) as a parish church site and St Mary’s Augustine Priory.

There are ruins from different time periods on site; the earliest being St Molaise house (small church) and the round tower which are 12th Century. A second church from the 13th Century, which was extended over time, was the lower church. St Marys Augustinian Priory on the hilltop has been dated from the middle 15th Century to early 16th Century with a church, tower and small cloister. In the graveyard stands a distinctive, unusual, intricately carved stone cross from the 15th Century.

No unaccompanied children under the age of 16.

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency runs a daily ferry service throughout July and August between Trory Point and Devenish Island - see Information tab for details.

Commercial boat tours on Lower Lough Erne taking in Devenish operate from the Round O in Enniskillen (MV Kestrel) and from The Manor House Hotel, Killadeas (Lady of the Lake).

Opening times:

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency ferry runs daily throughout July and August between Trory Point and Devenish.

From 1st September 2014 the service is no longer in operation due to winter season schedule.

2015 spring /summer opening times will be published closer to the time.

Prices:

The Northern Ireland Environment Agency ferry prices:
Adult fare £3
Concession/Child aged 5-16 £2
Under fives are free

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Fermanagh Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Take the A32 (Irvinestown Road) from Enniskillen towards Irvinestown for approximately 2 miles until you reach a roundabout. Just before the roundabout take a left turn adjacent to the filling station parking area onto a minor road. Proceed along this road for 3/4 miles. Take left at fork in the road, where you will see the jetty on the right adjacent to car parking facilities. The ferry to Devenish Island departs from the jetty at 10am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm daily throughout July and August.
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Contact Details

Devenish, Trory
Enniskillen
County Fermanagh
BT94 2FE

Website:
www.discovernorthernireland.com/niea
Email:
nieainfo@doeni.gov.uk
Tel: (028) 6862 1588
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