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Devenish Island Monastic Site

Enniskillen

Description

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.

PLEASE NOTE DEVENISH ISLAND IS ONLY ACCESSIBLE BY WATER:

The public ferry service from Trory to Devenish Island has now finished for winter.

The service is provided by Erne Water Taxi on behalf of the Department for Communities.
Public guided tours are also available with Erne Tours (MV Kestrel) & Lady of the Lake.

Contact details

Devenish Trory
Enniskillen
County Fermanagh
BT94 2FE
Tel: (028) 9082 3207
Alt: (028) 9082 3214
Email: scmenquiries@communities-ni.gov.uk

Directions from Town:

Directions to Trory Point - Take the A32 (Irvinestown Road) from Enniskillen towards Irvinestown for approximately 2 miles until you reach a roundabout. Just before the roundabout take a left turn adjacent to the filling station parking area onto a minor road. Proceed along this road for 3/4 miles. Take left at fork in the road, where you will see the jetty on the right adjacent to car parking facilities.

Opening times:

The public ferry service from Trory to Devenish Island has now finished for winter.

Prices:

Devenish Island Ferry Costs - Return Trip

Adult £5.00
Child £4.00
Concession £4.00
Large group £3.50

NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location