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Devenish Island

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Address: near Enniskillen, Irvinestown, Northern Ireland
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Ancient monastic settlement in Lower Lough Erne

Four and a half couples and a fifteen month old child visited Devenish Island by barge in February. It was pleasantly deserted (it can get very crowded in summer). The concrete... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Portstewart, N.Ireland
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Portstewart, N.Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Four and a half couples and a fifteen month old child visited Devenish Island by barge in February. It was pleasantly deserted (it can get very crowded in summer). The concrete paths provide an easy walk up the hill beside the ruins of the Culdee Church, St. Molaise's House and the Augustinian Priory with High Cross. The views all around... More 

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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderfully historic. Your mind can't help but drift off into the past whilst you picknic. However it does not take long to enjoy the ruins. I say enjoy , but on a a fine summers day it can be less than piece full as boat loads of tourists and children descend onto the island . However it is well worth... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

great tower and associated buildings on an island. great visit. interesting architecture and location.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Our trip to Devenish Island was on board the MV Kestrel and it was a good way to get a glimpse of the Lough and visit this monastic site. The island is fenced off behind the ancient stone buildings and home to a healthy herd of cattle. If you have a day or two to spare, boat hire is also... More 

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Union Grove, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This is a must see if you are in County Fermanagh. The boat ride to the island was beautiful. The tower is wonderful and the kids loved seeing the ruins. I have been there several times and never tire of the experience.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Beautiful island in Lough Erne. Site of a ruined 6th century monastery (St Molaise) and the famous 12th century round tower. Beautiful scenery on Lough Erne and worth a boat trip on the MV Kestrel, with a knowledgeable skipper. the boat can be busy so may be worth booking in advance.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Had a great time visiting here. Got the boat just outside the heart of Enniskillen, there were a 3 to 4 trips daily in July 2016 when we visited. The people on the boat were very professional and the boad was sturdy enough. The boat also sold drinks - both non alcoholic and alcoholic (if you feel like you need... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Informative boat trip from outside Enniskillen to Devenish Island. Raided by the Vikings over 1100 years ago, the ruins still conjure up a sense of the isolation and life of the monks. Do respect the ruins - do not climb all over them so they will last for another 1000 years!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We were out on our boat on lough erne called at this island.We were amazed how clean and tidy it was. We spent a good while looking round the day church ruins. It's a must to do.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Boat trip from Round o jetty (Brook Park), Belleek Road, Enniskillen giving two hours trip including 40 min. on Devinish Island to explore the ruins and visit the museum. Misleading road signs on the Kesh road, neat St Angelo Airport, to a jetty apparently only used by the local council but nothing there when we called.

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