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Fermanagh History

Fermanagh’s rich history has left a legacy that stands out in the form of some of Ireland’s finest treasures. Intriguing rock carvings dating back as far as 3000 BC, stunning Castles & Stately homes as well as ancient traditions & crafts tell the story of a county steeped in history.

Enniskillen Castle situated on the banks of the River Erne was built in the early 15th Century by the Maguire Chieftains who ruled Fermanagh at that time. The castle is now home to Fermanagh County Museum and Inniskillings Museum as well as being an excellent starting place to research local and family history.

Founded in the 6th Century by St. Molaise, Devenish Island is located in Lower Lough Erne and is one of the finest monastic sites in Ireland. It is home to a perfect 12th Century round tower, several Church ruins, two graveyards and an unusual cross.

Established in 1857 Belleek Pottery holds a very special place in the cultural and commercial heritage of Co. Fermanagh. The Belleek Visitor centre hosts one of the most authentic museums in the Country; on permanent display are items that have been made in the Pottery including earthenware dating from the 1850’s, magnificent creations from every Belleek period as well as Masterpieces like the Exhibition Centrepiece. As Belleek celebrates its 150th anniversary we invite you to visit this world renowned visitor attraction which has become a global icon for Irish craft & design skills.

 

Historic Attractions in Fermanagh Lakelands

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