Devenish Island

Devenish Island is situated in the scenic Lower Lough Erne in County Fermanagh. It is a magnificent and picturesque island and the largest of some 200 islands found in the lake.

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Location

Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

History

Devenish Island is situated in the scenic Lower Lough Erne in County Fermanagh. It is a magnificent and picturesque island and the largest of some 200 islands found in the lake.

St. Molaise founded a monastery there in the 6th century which taught some 1,500 novices. Many interesting monastic ruins remain despite the Viking attacks on the island during the 9th and 12th centuries. There is a perfectly preserved 25 foot high round tower, all five storeys of which can be climbed using internal ladders. There is also an Augustinian abbey and the house of St. Molaise who founded the monastic settlement in the 4th century. In the thirteenth century, St. Molaise's church was built and beside the ruined abbey is an elaborately carved high cross.

The island is accessible by ferry from Trory or the MV Kestrel waterbus from Enniskillen town. This beautiful and historic island is open to the public between April and September from Tuesday to Saturday and on Sunday afternoon.

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Admission

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Information

Leaflets: Yes Guided Tours: Yes Audio Visual: Yes Exhibition: Yes

Opening Times

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Visit Length

2hr

Facilities

Restaurant: Yes Car Park: Yes Coach Park: Yes Disabled Access: Yes

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