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Fermanagh is known as the Lakelands of Northern Ireland, due to the significant waterways which dominate the county. Lough Erne runs from the Atlantic in the West to Belturbet in County Cavan; which is then connected to the Shannon-Erne Waterway where one can navigate as far as Limerick. Lough Erne itself is made up of the Upper and Lower Lakes which connect in the picturesque island town of Enniskillen which sits on the River Erne.
Set yourself adrift on the waters of Lough Erne
More than 700km of rivers, lakes and canals have been sensitively developed to create the perfect environment for a boating holiday.
Fermanagh is known as the Lakelands of Northern Ireland, due to the significant Waterways which dominate the County. Lough Erne runs from the Atlantic in the west down to Belturbet in Cavan; which is then connected to the Shannon-Erne Waterway where one can navigate as far as Limerick. Lough Erne itself is made of the Upper and Lower Lakes which connect in the Island town of Enniskillen on the River Erne.
This large expanse of water is a haven for activity enthusiasts: canoeing, fishing & boating holidays are just a few of the things that make this region famous. Throughout history the Waterways have always been an important part of the County’s infrastructure, along which you can now see many of our well preserved historic monuments; Devenish Island, Enniskillen Castle Museums and Crom Estate are among some of the more well known features along the Lakes.
There are many ways to access Lough Erne: Hire your own luxury cruiser for a week and explore every inch at your own pace or if time is not on your side take a day boat for a full or half day hire. For those who like to sit back and relax there are a number of boat trips which operate on the Erne system and will give you a full guided tour of all that you see.
Lough MacNean nestled between the villages of Belcoo in Fermanagh and Blacklion in Cavan which can be seen from the magnificent Marlbank viewpoint nearby the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. Again an ideal fishing destination as well as home to one of our activity centres offering a range of both land and water based activities. The Lough MacNean Sculpture Trail is another unique attraction to this area.
A little further on, Lough Melvin sits on the border between Fermanagh and Leitrim and is a particularly scenic area; this Lake is famous for its fishing as well as being internationally renowned for its unique range of plants and animals.
Whether you choose to spend time on the water or just by the water visiting the Fermanagh Lakelands really will give you the chance to relax and get away from it all. So why not take a look to find out more!
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If there is one commodity that Co. Fermanagh is not short of its water. And if there is one characteristic that the Irish are famed for, it’s the ability to provide a good time. Put them together and you see why we have Europe’s longest network of waterways purely for pleasure cruising.
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