Fermanagh is one of Ireland’s traditional counties located within the province of Ulster which is part of Northern Ireland. Fermanagh is situated in the basin of the River Erne and is often referred to as ‘Ireland’s Lake District’. For further information on Fermanagh and all it has to offer please read on….
The island town in County Fermanagh is Enniskillen which is located in the centre of Fermanagh County between the Upper and Lower sections of Lough Erne. Enniskillen has a population of approximately 13,500 and is the largest town in County Fermanagh. The town of Enniskillen is steeped in rich history and has much to offer today’s visitors.
Throughout the narrow and bustling streets of Enniskillen town retail therapy is very much the focus with the wonderful selection of shops available. There is also a great choice of colourful restaurants, bars and cafés, offering mouth-watering dishes that are sure to satisfy all taste buds. What better way to take a well deserved break from all that shopping! Enniskillen also offers a vibrant nightlife scene that is sure to entertain you into the early hours!
Enniskillen experienced some dark times during the Northern Ireland troubles in the 1980′s but today Enniskillen is a thriving cosmopolitan town rich in History, Literature, Art, Music and Theatre and offers a wealth of attractions. The town of Enniskillen has many reminders of times past and is home to Enniskillen Castle, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regimental Museum (located at Enniskillen Castle), and the historic Castle Coole which is a magnificent 18th Century mansion with stunning landscaped grounds.
Tourism is one of the main industries in County Fermanagh and the glistening Lough Erne contributes in a big way to this fact. Lough Erne offers a wonderful platform for people interested in all kinds of water sports and activities. From fishing to waterskiing, canoeing to cruising, you name it, Lough Erne caters to everyone’s adventurous side when it comes to water sports!
Ultimate Water Sports is a popular activity centre located just 10 miles north of Enniskillen Town on the banks of Lough Erne. With fully trained instructors why not experience the thrill and excitement of Water-Skiing, Wake Boarding, Knee Board, Banana Boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing, and much much more on Fermanagh’s Lough Erne? Or slow the pace and take a relaxing cruise on the Lough.
There are plenty of other activities to keep you occupied in Fermanagh like caving, walking, cycling, fishing in the trout-rich waters and horse riding to name a few! The limestone hills in Fermanagh offer some interesting cave systems, caving here is very popular and a visit to The Marble Arch Caves in Florenecourt comes highly recommended offering a fantastic experience.
For all you golf enthusiasts, look no further, County Fermanagh has a great selection of golf courses which includes Nick Faldo’s latest designed course ‘Lough Erne Golf Resort‘. This course only opened this year and is one of the most exciting developments in Irish Golf.
County Fermanagh is home to the world famous Belleek Pottery so make sure to include a visit and purchase when you visit County Fermanagh.
For further information on Fermanagh why not check out the official Fermanagh District Council website.
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