Categories: things to do

Never know what to buy that special someone in your life?  Or, just looking a well-deserved treat for yourself?

Let us help you by showcasing the wealth of retail options available in and around the beautiful Fermanagh Lakelands.

We have a cohort of independent retailers, all with many years’ experience in styling the most discerning ladies and gentlemen. Armstrong & Kingston and SD Kells stocking renowned designer brands of clothing and John J Sloan & Son stockists of quality brands of footwear.  As one of Ireland’s top destinations, guests and visitors love to pick up a souvenir of their time at Lough Erne Resort. The Golf Shop is the perfect place for some retail therapy. Their quality product selection includes mens and ladies golf apparel, accessories and mementos for all ages. Guests can savour the 5 star resort’s spectacular setting with a selection of prints depicting The Faldo Course for sale.

For that extra special treat why not pop in to Mercers Jewellers – stockists of specialist diamond jewellery and brands such as Rolex and Tag Heuer- you won’t be disappointed!

If food is your motivation you are spoilt for choice, relax with a coffee and traybake at the Café @ the Castle or the Ardhowen Café. For lunchtime treats or an evening meal, there are many fantastic restaurants to choose from and of course gift vouchers are available to buy from each of them. In Enniskillen we have Franco’s Restaurant specialising in seafood and Italian dishes, The Firehouse with a delectable mixture of tapas and fire cooked homemade pizzas. The Horseshoe/Saddlers for a mouth-watering steak or carvery dinner or if its fine dining you are after you must try 28 At The Hollow. Travel further afield and experience Tully Mill Restaurant – a lovingly restored mill, or the stunning Watermill Lodge offering Irish Cuisine with a French Twist!

To put together a hamper of local produce, why not visit Stewarts Butchers for an extensive range of locally sourced meats and deli products, O’Doherty’s for the famous Fermanagh Black Bacon or Gourmet Bros for that oven ready gourmet meal. You could even add a bottle of Boatyard Distillery gin for that extra luxury touch.

Enniskillen Taste Experience is a 3-hour guided tour enabling you to sample an array of delights from across the Island town- one worth experiencing but you’ll need to book in advance or the Island Discovery, a chance to see the Fermanagh Lakelands from the water.

The Buttermarket in the heart of Enniskillen showcases the thriving craft industry in Fermanagh with a great range of products for sale such as a painting by Frances Morris or Jo Tinney or a piece of pottery made by Ann McNulty you certainly won’t be disappointed. Stroll down the street to Fermanagh Cottage Industries where you will find a treasure trove of Irish souvenirs and unique gifts, with something to suit everyone.

If you need your currency exchanged pop into Currency Xtra where you get the best exchange rates and zero commission.

For some retail therapy with everything under one roof visit Erneside Shopping Centre, home to a mix of stores with something for all ages. Stores include Marks & Spencer, Lifestyle Sports, Harry Corry, DV8, Costa Coffee, River Island, Lakeland, Belleek Living.

Many of our local attractions and National Trust properties have Gift shops such as Enniskillen Castle and Marble Arch Caves, you will find a wide range of books from local history to children’s stories, homeware from Ulster Weavers and many locally produced crafts.

Gowan Books is the book lover’s paradise with 20,000 second hand and antiquarian books in stock, so well worth a visit for something perhaps a little different.

Modellers Corner in Darling Street has a huge array of gifts for all modelling enthusiasts, stocking a wide range of model railway, radio controlled, diecast models and modelling materials.

In the spacious rooms of a 19th Century townhouse Crannog Antiques displays a wealth of interesting antiques including practical and decorative furniture, paintings, jewellery, china and silver.

For the green fingered shopper, we have fantastic Garden Centres in Enniskillen. Ashwood Garden Centre & Granny Walsh’s Coffee shop hosts a vast array of plants, garden features and accessories. Craigville Garden Centre & Coffee shop showcases an exclusive range of ornaments and topiary plants, along with a wide range of shrubs, trees and pots.

For those who would prefer to relax and take things a little slower a gift voucher for one of the fabulous spas in any of the stunning local hotels is always a welcome gift. In Fermanagh we are spoilt for choice with Killyhevlin Lakeside Hotel & Lodges, Lough Erne Resort and Manor House Country Hotel. In neighbouring Co Tyrone, we have the stunning Corick House Hotel.

Now it's time to get your shop on in Fermanagh!!

The Buttermarket Art, Craft & Design Centre
Arts & Crafts Shop
The Buttermarket Art, Craft & Design Centre

The Buttermarket Craft and Design Courtyard comprises of nineteen art and craft units and a coffee shop, housed in the restored early 19th century dairy market. The Buttermarket has a unique position in the heart of Enniskillen.

Fermanagh Cottage Industries
Arts & Crafts Shop
Fermanagh Cottage Industries

Fermanagh Cottage Industries is a family run business with three generation's of the family still working there!