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Devenish Island Monastic Site, Co. Fermanagh
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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.

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

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Unfortunately The Department for Communities Northern Ireland ferry between Trory Point and Devenish Island is no longer is operation until further notice.

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Guided Tours Available

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Guided Tours Available
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Devenish Island Monastic Site, Co. Fermanagh

Address
Devenish Trory
Enniskillen
County Fermanagh
BT94 2FE
Phone number
T: (028) 9082 3207
Email
Web Address
www.communities-ni.gov.uk/topics/historic-environment
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