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The following operators provide water transport to Devenish Island:
- Erne Water Taxi +44(0) 77 1977 0588 ernewatertaxi.com
- Erne Boat Hire (Day Boat Hire) +44(0) 07523423232 erneboathireltd.com
- Manor House Marine (Day Boat Hire) +44(0) 28 686 28100 manormarine.com
- Lady of the Lake (Private tours only) +44(0)28 6862 2200 manorhousecountryhotel.com/see-do/the-lady-of-the-lake
Summer 2023 - Devenish Island Welcome Ambassador Service
A Welcome Ambassador will be on the island to greet visitors between 10.30am - 5.30pm over the following period in 2023:
*Saturdays and Sundays in June and September
*Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in July and August (Including Bank Holidays)
The Welcome Ambassador will provide a visitor welcome and tours of the Monastic Site will be provided each day they are on site.The visitor centre and toilets will also be accessible during these times.
Please note Devenish Island is only accessible by water.
Devenish of the Assemblies was founded by St Molaise in the 6th century, the monastery of Devenish Island was the most important of Lough Erne’s many island monasteries. Over the centuries it became a large parish stretching across both sides of the Lough, attracting pilgrims and parishioners until the 1600s.
The remains of the buildings you see today date from the 12th, 13th and 15th centuries. Remnants of the island’s earlier history remain hidden beneath your feet.
Devenish was a holy place of worship, scholarship and burial, accessible only by water. It was a place of welcome for pilgrims, as well as where people lived, worked and prayed. It was also a safe meeting place for powerful chieftains and religious leaders and was given the name Devenish of the Assemblies.
Permission to hold an event requires consent from Historic Environment Division of DfC - Link to application process
**Although Devenish Island is open to visitors we ask you to take care near high walls as this is a remote site and there have been reports of loose masonry**
- Guide dogs permitted
- Guided Tours Available
- Groups accepted