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Erne System

Erne System

Once a trade route for the Vikings, untouched by modern commercial navigation, the Erne System remains a truly unspoilt paradise for boating enthusiasts, anglers and watersports fanatics. With so many moorings on islands along the waterway, complete isolation is possible on the Erne System.

The Erne System has its share of dramatic landscapes, island-dotted expanses and historical treasures including: the monastic round tower at Devenish Island; the ruined remains of Tully Castle; the picture-postcard image of Enniskillen's 400-year-old medieval castle and the National Trust's Castle Coole and Crom Estate all vying for your attention.

With a number of hire companies along its length, the Erne System is a boater's dream. Cruisers are readily available for exploring Upper Lough Erne, or for taking in the magnificent mountain scenery that grips the shoreline of Lower Lough Erne. You'll find a world of entertainment awaiting you in the many towns and villages that spring up along your route. In Enniskillen, the local theatre even has its own mooring just metres from the door, as does the shopping centre, armed with everything you'll need for your waterway getaway.

When it comes to watersports, Lough Erne certainly has it covered. The Enniskillen Blueway Water Activity Zone sits just beside the Erneside Footbridge, and brings a whole host of watersports to an urban location. Try some kayaking, canoeing or stand-up paddleboarding. The Erne Water Taxi and Erne Boat Hire can also be found at the zone.

If you'd prefer to discover the secrets of the waterway on your own, you can use the designated Lough Erne Canoe Trail. Both leisure and competitive sailing are plentiful on the Lower Lough, with the Lough Erne Yacht Club based at Killadeas. Rowing is another popular activity with the local Enniskillen Royal Boat Club operating from  their base at Portora.

Climb to Magho Viewpoint for an unparalleled vista across Lower Lough Erne then unwind as you explore the many castles, museums and traditional craft shops that Fermanagh has to offer. Ride horses, hit a few golf balls or simply relax, enjoying the scenery and wildlife as time passes you by.

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Aghinver Boat Company

Aghinver
Lisnarick
Co. Fermanagh
BT94 1JY

2;#Erne System

2;#Boating

21;#Boat Hire

Belturbet Boat Company

The Marina
Naughan
Belturbet
Co Cavan

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

2;#Boating

21;#Boat Hire

Belturbet Rowing Boat Club

Kilconny
Belturbet
Co Cavan

2;#Erne System

7;#Rowing

3;#Clubs & Training Centres

Blue Green Yonder

Enniskillen Water Activity Zone
Regal Pass
Enniskillen
Co. Fermanagh

2;#Erne System

3;#Canoeing;#20;#Kayaking;#17;#Stand Up Paddleboard

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

Carrickcraft

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

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

2;#Boating

21;#Boat Hire

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;#9;#Walking;#18;#Inflatable Water Park;#20;#Kayaking;#17;#Stand Up Paddleboard

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

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;#17;#Tours & Trips

Devenish Island Ferry

Trory Point
Enniskillen
Co Fermanagh

2;#Erne System

21;#Boat Trips

17;#Tours & Trips

Enniskillen Royal Boat Club

Enniskillen Royal Grammar School, 
Enniskillen,
Co Fermanagh,
BT74 7HA

2;#Erne System

7;#Rowing

3;#Clubs & Training Centres

Erne Adventures

Stuarts Carpark
Sligo Road
Enniskillen
Co. Fermanagh

2;#Erne System

19;#Hydrobikes

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