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Top Choice Museum in Omagh

Ulster American Folk Park

In the 18th and 19th centuries more than two million Ulster people left their homes to forge a new life across the Atlantic. Their story is told here at one of Ireland's best museums, which features a sprawling outd…
Top Choice Historic Site in Lower Lough Erne

Devenish Island

Devenish Island, from Daimh Inis, meaning 'Ox Island', is the biggest of several 'holy islands' in Lough Erne. The remains of an Augustinian monastery, founded here in the 6th century by St Molaise, include a superb…
Top Choice Historic Building in West of Lough Erne

Florence Court

Set in lovely wooded grounds in the shadow of Cuilcagh Mountain, Florence Court is famous for its rococo plasterwork and antique Irish furniture, viewable on a guided tour, which also takes in the servants' quarters…
Top Choice Historic Building in Enniskillen

Castle Coole

This National Trust–owned neoclassical palace sits in 600 hectares of beautiful parkland containing a lake that's home to the UK's only nonmigratory colony of greylag geese. The house's double cantilever staircase, …
Top Choice Island in Castle Archdale

White Island

White Island is the most haunting of Lough Erne's monastic sites. At the eastern tip of the island are the ruins of a small 12th-century church with a beautiful Romanesque door on its southern side. Inside are eight…
Top Choice Museum in Enniskillen

Enniskillen Castle Museums

Enniskillen Castle, a former stronghold of the 16th-century Maguire chieftains, guards the western end of the town's central island, its twin-turreted Watergate looming over passing fleets of cabin cruisers. Within …
Top Choice Arts Centre in Belleek

Belleek Pottery Visitor Centre

The imposing Georgian-style building beside Belleek's main bridge houses the world-famous Belleek Pottery, founded in 1857. It has been producing fine Parian china ever since, and is especially noted for its delicat…
Top Choice Cafe in Belleek

Thatch Coffee Shop

This cosy little thatched cottage is Belleek's oldest building (late 18th century); the original rafters are visible above an old church bench on the back wall. The sandwiches and soups are freshly prepared using or…
Top Choice French in Upper Lough Erne

Watermill Restaurant

Seasonal Irish fare is given a French twist at this award-winning restaurant in a peaceful lakeside setting. Chef Pascal Brissaud uses produce from the restaurant's own vegetable and herb garden in dishes like chick…
Top Choice Pub in Enniskillen

Blakes of the Hollow

This traditional pub has barely changed since 1887, with a marble-topped bar, huge sherry casks, antique silver lamp holders, and ancient wood panelling kippered by a century of cigarette smoke. A newer addition is …