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Devenish Island

near Enniskillen, Irvinestown, Northern Ireland
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Devenish Island Monastic Settlement

Visited this unusual settlement as part of a trip with Lough Erne Cruises from the outskirts of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Iain M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
via mobile
Hidden gem

Not so hidden but we hired a boat to come visit the island. The taxi service had just started back... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Ellen M
via mobile
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“round tower” (15 reviews)
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near Enniskillen, Irvinestown, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this unusual settlement as part of a trip with Lough Erne Cruises from the outskirts of Enniskillen. This particular cruise allowed sufficient time ashore to investigate the ruins and visit the small museum. There was also an interesting commentary on board.

Thank Iain M
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Not so hidden but we hired a boat to come visit the island. The taxi service had just started back up too but we wanted to hire a boat anyway. Very pretty island with lots of history and culture. Very interesting history written up inside...More

Thank Ellen M
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Took a boat tour of the Lough and we stopped off on Devenish Island for about half an hour. Well maintained monastic ruins on Lough Erne. Worth a look on a fine day.

Thank kerryjayc
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Took a boat trip to Devinish Island while visiting Enniskillen. The short trip over to the island was very pleasant. This ancient and sacred place evokes haunting memories of the early days of Christianity on the Island of Ireland. Well worth a visit and it...More

1  Thank Pascalkeoghdorrian
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Accessible only by boat. We came by way of Enniskillen. Wonderful very old monastic site. It was founded in the 6th century. Its history includes raids by the Vikings in 1157 when it was burned. It flourished during the Middle Ages. The ruins on the...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We took the boat to Devenish Island from Trory, just outside Enniskillen. It is a shorter ride (5 minutes probabaly) and only costs £5 adult fare. The road to the dock is very narrow so just be aware of on coming vehicles! The boat is...More

Thank K W
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Hired boats out and went to Devenish Island for a picnic! Nice and quiet and interesting place to visit!

Thank Stuart L
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is a nice place to spend a couple of hours. Unfortunately the ladder was taken away to enable climbing the round tower.

Thank SasiaDublin
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Picturesque and loads of lovely stories from this very well kept island, which you visit as part of a trip on Lough Erne.

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 19 May 2017

you need to see this place,some stuff dating back to 1100. u can only get by boat, but its worth it!!

Thank lowrod
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Alison W
4 July 2017|
Response from lowrod | Reviewed this property |
it will depend on where you leave from,if you leave from manor marine jetty on a big boat,it may take 30mins. to 1 hour,depending on weather. if you ring for a water taxi you will get there in about 15 mins. from most... More
28 July 2016|
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Response from fdobbs | Reviewed this property |
There is a regular ferry every hour from 10 til 5 in July and August from Trory jetty (It's about 100 yards across to the island). The cost is £5 return for adults, £4 for children, £4 concession. In September, October and... More
15 April 2016|
Response from EEN122015 |
From the boat dock to the ruins they have some hard topped paths around. There is a bit of a walk and a slight incline up to some of the ruins. They have a wonderful building not far from the dock with many interesting... More