County Fermanagh information
County Fermanagh is a largely rural county in the south-west of Northern Ireland and is famed for its numerous lakes. County Fermanagh belongs to the province of Ulster and is one of the six counties that form Northern Ireland. It is Northern Ireland’s western most 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. Macartin's Cathedral.
County Fermanagh is a rural area and therefore agriculture and tourism are the most important industries. The agricultural land is mainly used for hay and grazing than for other crops. The two lakes Upper Lough Erne and Lower Lough Erne are separated by the county's capital and linked to the river Shannon. Tourists may visit the Belleek Pottery, the oldest pottery in Ireland producing the finest china. Other places of interest are Necarne Castle, Florence Court, the Marble Arch Caves and Loughnavar Forest Park.
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Enniskillen Castle - originally built in the 16th century and now houses the Fermanagh County Museum and the regimental museum of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards.
Cole's Monument - stands in the grounds of the Forthill Park; a beautiful five & a half acre wooded park in Enniskillen. The monument was built in the centre of the park in memory of the late General the Hon. Sir G. Lowry Cole from 1845-57.
Ardhowen Theatre - The theatre offers a year-round programme of professional drama, classical music, opera, ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, blues, variety, comedy, country music, puppets, mime, children's events, traditional Irish music and dance, ethnic arts and lectures.
St. Macartin's Cathedral - completed in 1842 as St Anne's Parish Church but rededicated as St. Macartin's Cathedral in 1923. It incorporates elements of a former church building and has a 150-foot (45 m) tower and spire.
Belleek Pottery - The factory produces porcelain that is characterised by its thinness, slightly iridescent surface and that the body is formulated with a significant proportion of frit.
Necarne Castle - also known as Castle Irvine, is a Victorian castle near Irvinestown in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The two-storey façade was designed by John B. Keane; work began in 1831.
Florence Court - a large 18th-century house and estate located 8 miles south-west of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. It is set in the foothills of Cuilcagh Mountain. The nearby village is distinguished by the one-word name Florencecourt. It is owned and managed by the National Trust and is the sister property of nearby Castle Coole. The other National Trust property in County Fermanagh is the Crom Estate.
Marble Arch Caves - a series of natural limestone caves located near the village of Florencecourt in County Fermanagh. The caves are named after the nearby Marble Arch, a natural limestone arch at the upstream end of Cladagh Glen under which the Cladagh River flows.
Loughnavar Forest Park - The forest park lies at the western end of Lower Lough Erne, where the Cliffs of Magho, a 250m high and 9km long limestone escarpment rise above a fringe of native woodland on the south shore.
Castle Archdale - the home of Castle Archdale Country Park, situated near Irvinestown and owned and run by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency.
Crom Estate - a nature reserve located in the south of County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, along the shores of Upper Lough Erne. It is one of three estates owned and managed by the National Trust in County Fermanagh, the others being Florence Court and Castle Coole mansions. The estate comprises 1,350 acres (5.5 km2), composed primarily of riparian forest. Some trees are so ancient that physical access is restricted.
Devenish Island - an island in Lower Lough Erne, County Fermanagh. Aligned roughly north–south, it is about one and a quarter miles long and two-thirds of a mile wide. The main place to catch a ferry to the island is at Trory Point, just outside Enniskillen. Devenish Island is owned by the Kilravock Christian Trust.
Towns and main villages
Below you will find a list of towns and main villages within County Fermanagh. If a Further information link is available, please click on it to find detailed information including accommodation, restaurants, bars, pubs, shops and more...