What to do in Fermanagh – Places of Interest
In addition to fishing; walking, cycling and more, Fermanagh also has an array of outstanding places of interest to visit. Excursions can be arranged to any of the regions places of interest.
What to do in Fermanagh: Visit the World Famous Belleek Pottery
Established in 1857, Belleek Pottery holds a very special place in the cultural and commercial heritage of Co Fermanagh. It is definitely a top suggestion for anyone wondering to what to do in Fermanagh.
Situated in the picturesque village of Belleek on the banks of the Lough Erne, this imposing building is home to the world famous Belleek Fine Parian China and Belleek Visitor Centre.
Visitors can partake in guided tours, take a walk around the on-site museum, visit the audio visual theatre and showroom and enjoy refreshments in the restaurant.
There is also a gift shop where visitors can purchase authentic Belleek products.
What to do in Fermanagh: Marvel at the Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark
The Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, the only UNESCO Geopark in Northern Ireland, is one of Europe’s finest show caves allowing visitors to explore a fascinating, natural underworld of rivers, waterfalls, winding passages and lofty chambers. The caves are approximately 20 km from Dulrush Fishing Lodge and our 9-seater mini-bus is always available if you wish to visit this spectacular natural wonder.
What to do in Fermanagh: Discover the Wonders of Florencecourt
Florence Court, situated around 8 miles from Enniskillen, has a classical style and exquisite rococo plasterwork that makes it one of Ulster’s most important 18th-century houses.
The house, formerly the home of the Cole family, Earls of Enniskillen, is surrounded by a large area of parkland, garden and woodland, with breathtaking views to Benaughlin and the Cuilcagh Mountains. You can enjoy glorious walks around the grounds which include a pretty walled garden and holiday cottage. Other interesting features include a saw-mill, ice house and summer house.
What to do in Fermanagh: Be Entertained at the Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen
Situated in a panoramic lake view setting this 290 seat theatre is designed to stage the most ambitious musical and theatrical productions. A programme of events is always available at Dulrush Fishing Lodge and The Black Cat Cove, Belleek /the-black-cat-cove.html and transport can be organised to and from the theatre.
What to do in Fermanagh: See the Janus Figure on Boa Island
In Caldragh Cemetery on Boa Island, Lower Lough Erne stand two unique stone carvings. The larger of these is a Janus figure, two figures back to back with pear shaped heads and interlacing between the heads representing hair.
The East face is carved with a penis and is the male side of the figure, and the west face pictured above is the female side. Both of these carving are in high relief.
The smaller figure which is known as “The Lustyman” because it was found on the nearby island Lusty More, may in fact be a female figure. Both figures are described as Celtic idols. The carvings appear to have weathered quite a lot in recent years. These stone carvings are situated only 4 kilometres from Dulrush Fishing Lodge.
What to do in Fermanagh: Visit Inniskillings Museum, Enniskillen
The Inniskillings Museum, in the Keep of Enniskillen Castle has fine displays of weapons, vehicles, uniforms, medals and silver along with inspiring stories of soldiers of the Royal Inniskillings Fusiliers and ‘Royal Inniskilling’ Dragoon Guards.
What to do in Fermanagh: Learn about Irish History at the Ulster American Folk Park
If you are interested in finding out about Irish history then The Ulster American Folk Park is highly recommended. Here you can immerse yourself in the world famous story of Irish emigration at this outdoor museum that brings it to life. Follow the emigrant trail as you journey from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full scale emigrant sailing ship leading to the log cabins of the American Frontier.
Meet an array of costumed characters on your way with traditional crafts to show, tales to tell and food to share. Trips to The Ulster American Folk Park can be arranged by your hosts James or Bridie.
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