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Devenish Island

near Enniskillen, Irvinestown, Northern Ireland
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Of great historic interest

If you’re in Enniskillen then a boat trip here is well worth it. There’s a wonderful tower to climb... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
JackPudding
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UK
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Monastic Settlement on Devenish Island

This is a very interesting and unspoiled site that I am glad our group had the opportunity to tour... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
silverbrook
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London, Canada
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“round tower” (16 reviews)
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near Enniskillen, Irvinestown, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

If you’re in Enniskillen then a boat trip here is well worth it. There’s a wonderful tower to climb for lovely views and various ruins to explore. The boat trip to it is also enjoyable. Recommended!

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

This is a very interesting and unspoiled site that I am glad our group had the opportunity to tour. We took a scenic boat ride from the mainland over to the site and had the entire area to ourselves to wander around the ruins. Our...More

Thank silverbrook
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Reviewed October 20, 2017

When you travel, it's always best to either do your research or have a really good guide. Devenish Island is one of those places. It was recommended to us. We took a boat tour of Lock Erne, which we never would have been inclined to...More

Thank hus4154
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 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
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Reviewed August 11, 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
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Reviewed August 7, 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.

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Reviewed August 6, 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

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Reviewed August 6, 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
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Reviewed August 2, 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
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Reviewed July 28, 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
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Alison W
July 3, 2017|
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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
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maguire1966
July 27, 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
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Joyce091266
April 14, 2016|
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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
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