In the lush, green county of Fermanagh you will find many islands to explore.
Lough Erne is dotted with wooded islands, favourite destinations for locals and visitors from prehistoric times. If you love mystery, visit Boa Island and White Island with their intriguing stone idols. For a more spiritual experience, marvel at the perfect round tower on Devenish Island which was an early Christian centre. Lusty Beg is perfect for short breaks, with good food, accommodation and outdoor pursuits.
There is nothing like the freedom of leaving the car behind and hopping aboard the waterbuses and tour cruises along Lough Erne. You can even hire or bring your own boat as there are plenty of marinas. Even Fermanagh's main town, Enniskillen is an island and is buzzing with pubs, shops and restaurants.
There are other kinds of islands too - isles of tranquillity far from it all. Stay in a charming cottage on Florence Court Estate, an island of 18th century elegance (with 21st century comforts). Or a chalet with its own jetty and the lull of water lapping. Island life is magical, even miles from the sea.
Places To Visit
Famous for its perfect 12th-century round tower and ruined Augustinian abbey.
The main feature of the ruined 12th-century church is its fine Romanesque doorway. The archaic stone figures set into the wall pre-date the church. Passenger ferry from Castle Archdale Country Park.
Florence Court is a truly welcoming home. The house, formerly the home of the Cole family, Earls of Enniskillen, is surrounded by a large area of parkland, garden and woodland, with breathtaking views to Benaughlin and the Cuilcagh Mountains.
Idyllic 75 acre island set in the heart of the Fermanagh Lakeland. The corporate hospitality venue with a diffrence. The perfect mix in business, leisure and pleasure.
In Caldragh Cemetery on Boa Island, Lower lough Erne stand two unique stone carvings. The larger of these is a Janus figure