Welcome to Enniskillen


Though neither was born here, both Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett were pupils at Enniskillen's Portora Royal School (Wilde from 1864 to 1871, Beckett from 1919 to 1923); it was here that Beckett first studied French, a language he would later write in. The town's name is also prominent in the history of the Troubles – on Remembrance Sunday in 1987 an IRA bomb killed 11 people during a service at Enniskillen's war memorial.


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Segways in Fermanagh Lakelands, Northern Ireland

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Crom Estate, Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, Northern IrelandWe rehearse use of the segways and then set off on our tour, viewing Upper Lough Erne, soaking in the scenery on our way to the ruined plantation castle (1600's). We enjoy the views of the Lake, hills, church and ruined arches. I tell you about the history and show you the ancient yew trees nestled in the ruins, with the myths associated with them. You can even have a climb at them if you want! We then continue along the path to the Victorian boat house and explore it, enjoying more views of the lake and the 'new' castle. We cross a new bridge onto an island and soak in scenery before i lead you thru the woods to a summer house and ice house. We may take a bathroom break here (if required or facilities open). We then enjoy the views of the new castle and maybe even spot the residing Lord or Lady Erne, or some of the rich and famous visiting!? More stories.. We complete the tour hoping to spot some deer or red squirrels or other wildlife in the rich habitat. We return to the visitor centre where you can look at the exhibits, visit the coffee shop with great homemade refreshments (soups and snacks also) and maybe walk around the old woods.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Florence Court, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern IrelandWe rehearse use of the segways and then set off on our tour, enjoying the extensive old woods on the estate, visiting a Lady's well, enjoying views of the grand house from a distance before stopping at an ice house and playing 'pooh sticks' at the stream. We enjoy the pretty vista of a ford and the gardens/ arboretum before visiting a pump house, watermill with aquaduct to 'feed' a saw mill. We enjoy exploring the cobbled yard with the bell to ring (if you can reach it), pop our eyes on some old laundry rooms as see how things were done in the 'good old days'. We may take a bathroom break here (if required or facilities open). We then enjoy the views of the grand hgouse from the front, treking up to soak in the view from and of the restored summer house. We end the tour in the rose and walled garden, crossing quaint little gated bridges before returning to the visitors centre. You may enjoy some lovely home made treats, snacks or lunch at the coffee shop, purchase some lovely things at the shop or take in a tour of the house (if available).Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Castle Balfour, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh, Northern IrelandWe begin the tour at 11 Aghadrumsee Road, Aghadrumsee, BT92 7AU, just off the B36 donagh rosslea road.. We rehearse use of the segways and then set off on our tour, enjoying some wooded areas, a local field study community venture with wildlife hotels and raised vegetable beds. We cross the road and enjoy views of the Killyfole Lough, going completely around the lake with a little stop on an 'island'. If you are feeling adventurous, you can go out on some of the fishing jetties. I talk to you about the loacl history and politics, some colourful characters (some of whom you may meet and never forget). We enjoy a little jaunt on the manmade beach before trying the more uneven wooded path onsite. I talk to you about the 'crannog' in the lake so you get some Irish history too.. Duration: 1 hour 35 minutes

$106.15 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Erne Water Taxi - Guided boat tours of Lough Erne, Devenish Island & Enniskillen

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Enniskillen Castle, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern IrelandExperience the spectacular Lough Erne, marvel at the untouched landscape and learn about the island's rich folklore. Your guide will tell you about Lough Erne’s fascinating history and give you a Fast Blast showing off the capabilities of the boat on the way. This tour is non-stop and lasts approximately 1 hour.Pass By: Devenish Island, Irvinestown, County Fermanagh, Northern IrelandExperience the spectacular Lough Erne, marvel at the untouched landscape and learn about the island's rich folklore. Your guide will tell you about Lough Erne’s fascinating history and give you a Fast Blast showing off the capabilities of the boat on the way. This tour is non-stop and lasts approximately 1 hour.Pass By: Lough Erne ResortExperience the spectacular Lough Erne, marvel at the untouched landscape and learn about the island's rich folklore. Your guide will tell you about Lough Erne’s fascinating history and give you a Fast Blast showing off the capabilities of the boat on the way. This tour is non-stop and lasts approximately 1 hour.Pass By: Lough Erne Yacht ClubExperience the spectacular Lough Erne, marvel at the untouched landscape and learn about the island's rich folklore. Your guide will tell you about Lough Erne’s fascinating history and give you a Fast Blast showing off the capabilities of the boat on the way. This tour is non-stop and lasts approximately 1 hour.Pass By: Marina : Manor HouseExperience the spectacular Lough Erne, marvel at the untouched landscape and learn about the island's rich folklore. Your guide will tell you about Lough Erne’s fascinating history and give you a Fast Blast showing off the capabilities of the boat on the way. This tour is non-stop and lasts approximately 1 hour.

$661.73 Day Trips & Excursions

4-Day Small-Group Irish Castles and Gardens Tour from Dublin

Day 1: Dublin - Killaloe/BallinaYou depart Dublin and travel west through the Midlands to Emo Court House, an 18th century neoclassical mansion set in stunning parkland and gardens. There’s time for a stroll in the grounds and refreshments in the excellent tea rooms.Continuing west through the Slieve Bloom Mountains, you arrive at the unique Birr Castle. You can learn about the bygone age of scientific discovery at the Great Telescope, the largest in the world for over 70 years. The castle is a private residence but the substantial and beautiful grounds are open to the public, as are the excellent exhibitions. The tour continues south to the twin towns of Killaloe, Co Clare and Ballina, Co Tipperary - situated on the banks of the River Shannon - where you will spend your first night.Day 2: Killaloe/Ballina - Carrick on ShannonBegin the day travelling through the counties of Tipperary, Offaly and Roscommon, and experience the best of rural Ireland. You pass along the shores of Lough Derg and a scenic drive from here brings you to Clonmacnoise - an early Christian site in a beautiful setting on the banks of the River Shannon. You head through Athlone and then northwards alongside Lough Ree to the grandeur of Strokestown Park. This great mansion house sits in stunning grounds and hosts a fascinating museum about the great famine. From here, you drive a short distance to the bustling town of Carrick-on-Shannon, your home for the next two nights.Day 3: Northern Ireland A relaxed day exploring the Lakelands in County Leitrim awaits and County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. You visit Florence Court, one the grandest 18th century country houses in Ireland and a former home of the Earls of Enniskillen. The lush parkland and majestic grounds are the perfect opportunity for photos. You stop at the nearby historic market town of Enniskillen, where you can view the impressive 600 year old castle atop the banks of the River Erne. Later we head back to Carrick-on-Shannon where the rest of the day is yours to explore this popular inland resort. Day 4: Carrick on Shannon - DublinIn the morning we head to the heritage town of Kells and the famous monastic site where the Book of Kells was created. This phenomenal ancient treasure exhibits the height of medieval design and craftsmanship. You have time to take a leisurely lunch amongst the historic sites of St Columba’s Church and the traditional High Crosses. After lunch, you travel through the flourishing countryside to Trim Castle, the setting for the movie “Braveheart”. Relive the scenes from the film as you explore the massive three storied keep, a structure so large that it took over 30 years to build.Weather permitting; you head for the ancient Hill of Tara, the traditional seat of more than 140 Kings of Ireland. From this regal site, you head back to Dublin.

$89 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Enjoy a Unique Irish Cooking and Dining Experience with Locals on their Boat

Your host Mary grew up eating delicious meals cooked from fresh local produce and now enjoys cooking and sharing with travelers the food she grew up eating. Before starting her houseboat business, Mary was a professional caterer and catered for movie and television show crews. She now lives on a houseboat with her husband Jorn and opened up another houseboat to share the beauty of the Irish riverside with travelers. The floating barge travels on the Shannon river system between Enniskillen and Carrick-on-Shannon. Feel free to let Mary know when making your booking which cuisine (Mediterranean influenced or traditional Irish) you prefer! If you prefer a cooking demo instead of a hands-on class, during which you will watch Mary prepare the meal, just let her know in advance.

$65 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Enjoy a Unique Irish Dining Experience with Locals on their Charming Boathouse

Your host Mary grew up eating delicious meals cooked from fresh local produce and now enjoys cooking and sharing with travelers the food she grew up eating. Before starting her houseboat business, Mary was a professional caterer and catered for movie and television show crews. She now lives on a houseboat with her husband Jorn and opened up another houseboat to share the beauty of the Irish riverside with travelers. The floating barge travels on the Shannon river system between Enniskillen and Carrick-on-Shannon. Feel free to let Mary know when making your booking which cuisine (Mediterranean influenced or traditional Irish) you prefer! Notes: Between the months of Mar - Oct, Mary's boat is docked in the South in Carrick-on-Shannon. Please reconfirm the exact meeting location with Mary at least three days before your experience as the boat is constantly traversing the river.