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Insider Tips at Enniskillen

Insider Tips

Lough Erne locals give us the lowdown on their very favourite things to see and do in the area.

“There are number of factors that make Lough Erne such a great place to visit. Its sheer size is one, but there’s also the fact that it’s so diverse, with large bodies of water like the Lower Lough, and winding rivers that make up the Upper Lough. In both cases navigation is really simple and access to the shore is easy, too, and all around are little bays and inlets packed with history and stories. Getting out on the water is always a great option here. At Finn Lough, we have pedal kayaks that allow you to explore a little further and even get round to Lusty Beg (about 45 minutes away) where you can enjoy a drink by the fire for your efforts. The coast is only 20 minutes away so when conditions are right it's amazing to get out for a surf. Food-wise, the ingredients available locally have always been great (Fivemiletown cheese, fresh fish from Killybegs, amazing meats), but we're now seeing a host of young ambitious chefs coming to Fermanagh who aren't afraid to use these ingredients in interesting new ways. We grow or forage a lot of our ingredients on the peninsula and the feedback shows that people not only appreciate the environmental benefits, but there's a taste benefit, too!”. Michael, Finn Lough Resort.

“Lough Erne is an absolutely beautiful spot that has been able to retain its calmness and beauty while offering visitors so much to enjoy. My favourite thing to do here is to get out on the water, so when people come to visit us we love it when they travel by boat, such as the Erne Water Taxi. At Boatyard we are so proud to be the only distillery we know of where you can approach by land or by boat! Food and drink is our passion, and obviously we would recommend visitors to the area come down to see us for a tour! Our favourite drinking spot to visit around the area is the Linnet Inn in Boho – a 200-year-old pub oozing charm and character, with an open fire and incredible Guinness. Blake’s of the Hollow is another great spot for a drink, some traditional music and, of course, to see the Game of Thrones door.” Katherine McGirr, The Boatyard Distillery.

“Lough Erne is such an incredible place to visit, partly because of the amazing amount of wildlife on both Upper and Lower Lough Erne thoughout the year. We have deer that can be seen swimming between islands, there are blue dragonflies that enjoy the lake on a summer’s day, as well as Canadian geese, butterflies and lots of fish. It’s difficult to narrow down what my favourite things about the area are… I love to stand up paddleboard around the islands on Upper Lough Erne, stopping at different ones such as Inishcorkish where Pat O’Doherty’s pigs live, and I also enjoy going open-water swimming in the lake. For a great day out, rent a kayak and take a picnic over to Trannish Island – you can even stay the night there at the bothy or campsite. It’s an amazing adventure.” Catherine Keaney, Share Discovery Village.

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Aghinver Boat Company

Aghinver
Lisnarick
Co. Fermanagh
BT94 1JY

2;#Erne System

2;#Boating

4;#Equipment Hire/Rental

Belturbet Boat Company

The Marina
Naughan
Belturbet
Co Cavan

2;#Erne System

2;#Boating

21;#Boat Hire

Belturbet Rowing Boat Club

Kilconny
Belturbet
Co Cavan

2;#Erne System

1;#Angling;#7;#Rowing

1;#Activity Provider;#3;#Clubs & Training Centres

Carrickcraft

The Marina, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim
Bellanaleck Marina, Bellanaleck, Co Fermanagh
The Marina, Banagher, Co Offaly

7;#Shannon Navigation;#2;#Erne System

2;#Boating

4;#Equipment Hire/Rental;#21;#Boat Hire;#17;#Tours & Trips

Carrybridge Boat Company

9 Derryharney Road
Lisbellaw
Co Fermanagh
BT94 5HX

2;#Erne System

2;#Boating

1;#Activity Provider;#4;#Equipment Hire/Rental

Castle Archdale Boat Hire and Watersports

Castle Archdale Marina
Lisnarick
Irvinestown
BT94 1NB

2;#Erne System

1;#Angling;#2;#Boating;#3;#Canoeing;#5;#Cycling;#13;#Tour;#9;#Walking

1;#Activity Provider;#21;#Boat Hire;#4;#Equipment Hire/Rental;#17;#Tours & Trips

Corralea Activity Centre Ltd.

162 Lattone Road
Belcoo
BT93 5DZ

2;#Erne System

1;#Angling;#3;#Canoeing;#5;#Cycling;#9;#Walking

1;#Activity Provider;#16;#Places to Stay

Corraquill Cruising

Corraquill Lock
Derrylin
Co Fermanagh,
BT92 9FT

2;#Erne System

2;#Boating;#9;#Walking

4;#Equipment Hire/Rental

Crom Estate

Crom Estate
Newtownbutler
Co Fermanagh
BT92 8AP

2;#Erne System

1;#Angling;#2;#Boating;#3;#Canoeing;#5;#Cycling;#7;#Rowing;#9;#Walking

1;#Activity Provider;#2;#Places to Visit;#4;#Equipment Hire/Rental;#9;#Places to Eat/Drink;#10;#Places to Shop;#16;#Places to Stay;#17;#Tours & Trips

Devenish Island Ferry

Trory Point
Enniskillen
Co Fermanagh

2;#Erne System

2;#Boating;#8;#Sailing;#9;#Walking

1;#Activity Provider;#17;#Tours & Trips

Family Self Catering Ireland.com

6 Drumclay Park North, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, BT74 6ND

6;#Shannon Erne Waterway;#2;#Erne System

13;#Tour

16;#Places to Stay

Ireland Fishing Trips Ltd.

13 Village Square, Collooney, Co Sligo

2;#Erne System

1;#Angling

1;#Activity Provider;#4;#Equipment Hire/Rental
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