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Enniskillen Castle and Heritage Town
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Ireland’s only island town. Enniskillen is uniquely situated in the centre of the county between Upper and Lower Lough Erne.

In its most romantic interpretation, Enniskillen derives its name from a translation of the Irish ‘Inis Ceithlean’ meaning ‘Island of Kathleen’. 

The town was established beside Enniskillen Castle, built some 600 years ago by the Gaelic Maguires. The site now houses Fermanagh County Museum and The Inniskillings Museum, which are known jointly as Enniskillen Castle Museums.

During the town’s early expansion, bridges were constructed across the east and west fords onto the island, the church was set on the highest point, the Diamond and Market place on the next highest point of the island.

Present day amenities include the Enniskillen Town walk, accommodations, restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops, galleries, ample car and coach parking, a children's playground and leisure centre.

Enniskillen Castle Museums have undergone major redevelopment, completed in 2016. 

Major new galleries also opened in 2016, interpreting the county's rich history as the Kingdom of Lough Erne, with its crannogs, castles and early Christian stone sculptures. Imaginative displays will celebrate local craftmanship from Belleek Pottery, to the Full-Circle Art Gallery and the rural traditions of the Fermanagh hearth.  There will be a changing programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year for everyone to enjoy.

Festivals include: The Classic Fishing Festival (May), Festival Lough Erne - Food Festival (September) and Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival (July).

Highlights include:
  • The tranquil shores of Lough Erne Lake
  • The 600-year-old Enniskillen Castle
  • Fermanagh County Museum & the Inniskillings Museum
  • The Faldo Championship Golf Course, located just outside Enniskillen town centre, along with Ashwoods Golf Centre, Castle Hume Golf Club and Enniskillen Golf Club
  • Great attractions such as the Headhunter's Railway Museum, Cole's Monument, Castle Coole and Ardhowen Theatre

Visitor Information

Opening times vary by attraction.

Contact Details

Enniskillen Heritage Town,
Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

T: +44 (0) 28 6632 5000 
W: www.enniskillencastle.co.uk

Admission Prices 2020

Vary - check with individual visitor attractions.

See Enniskillen Castle website for Castle admission rates. 

W: www.enniskillencastle.co.uk




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Other Useful Information

Enniskillen has numerous cafés and restaurants with a range of dining options.

There are several shopping options in Enniskillen and surrounds.

Car and coach parking available throughout the town.


Map Location

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