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.
No unaccompanied children under the age of 16.
1st Oct 2011 – 31st Mar 2012 Open access
1st Apr – 31st May 2012 10am – 5pm daily
1st Jun – 30th Sept 2012 10am – 5pm daily
1st Oct – 31st Oct 2012 10am – 5pm Sat & Sun only
1st Nov 2012 – 28th Feb 2013 Open Access
1st Mar – 31st Mar 2013 10am – 5pm Sat, Sun & Public hols only
From the 1 July until the end of the summer, NIEA will run a five day ferry service from Thursday to Monday inclusive between Trory Point and Devenish Island.
The ferry leaves from Trory Point, down a short lane at the junction of the B82 to Kesh and the A32 to Ballinamallard 3 miles north of Enniskillen Town Centre. Alternatively a short stop on Devenish is included in the tour of Lower Lough Erne on the MV Kestrel from the 'Round O', Enniskillen.
Please note that the lane to the ferry is very narrow and is unsuitable for large vehicles.
Thursday - Monday throughout July and August
Sailing Times: 10am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm (Possible additional sailings on request)
Adult fare £3
Concession/Child aged 5-16 £2
Under fives are free
For further enquiries please contact either:
Castle Archdale Country Park 028 68621588
Ferry Mobile 07702 052 873
Please contact Castle Archdale Country Park on 028 6862 1588 to confirm opening times and arrangements for the Visitor Centre and the Round Tower.
Commercial boat tours on Lower Lough Erne taking in Devenish operate from the Round O in Enniskillen (MV Kestrel) and from The Manor House Hotel, Killadeas (Lady of the Lake).
Fares – Adults 10, Senior Citizens £9, Children under 12 £6
Family Ticket £28 (2 adults and 2 children under 10)
Popular dinner cruise to Upper and Lower Lough Erne, Enniskillen on Saturday evenings operates May to September inclusive. Departs 6.15pm sharp from Killyhevlin Hotel(3 course meal),
Booking for dinner cruise essential Adults £25, Senior Citizens £23 Children U10 £15