Pleasantly wooded town park with walks, shrub gardens and children's play area in central Enniskillen.
Cole’s Monument, which stands within Forthill Park in Enniskillen and is one of the most prominent landmarks in the town’s skyline. Started in 1845, the monument took twelve years to complete. It is built in memory of Sir G Lowry Cole G.C.B. A series of 108 spiral steps lead to a viewing platform with magnificent views of Enniskillen and the surrounding area.
Cole’s Monument is one of two high quality memorials in Forthill Park. The other is Plunkett’s Bandstand. The Victorian bandstand was erected in 1895 in recognition of the work of Thomas Plunkett who served for many years on the Enniskillen Board of Guardians and the Town Commissioners and was responsible for many improvements in Enniskillen including the redevelopment of the Forthill Pleasure Grounds.
Directions from Town:
Accessible from the roundabout at the east end of Belmore Street or from East Bridge, by a series of steps.
Reopen to the public on Saturday 15 April 2017 - open every Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm to 3 pm, Mid-April to September and on various other days during these months. A Fermanagh and Omagh District Council guide will be on hand during these times to escort groups of up to 8 people at any one time up and down the staircase and provide a history of the tower and the town.
Free admission. Children must be accompanied by adults.