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Enniskillen Castle

This magnificent castle on the banks of the River Erne was once the stronghold of the Gaelic Maguire chieftains and now contains three exceptional museums.

Throughout the 16th century the junior branch of the Maguires ruled Fermanagh from Enniskillen Castle, which was captured and retaken many times by the O’Donnells, O’Neills and the English.  The buildings reflect this history and changing ownership – 19th century barracks buildings surround the medieval castle keep, while the Watergate, with its distinctive turrets, dates from the 17th century. 

A modern Heritage Centre is home to the County Museum, exhibiting fascinating collections spanning thousands of years.  Award-winning displays are enhanced by AV programmes about Fermanagh’s heritage, wildlife and landscapes. There are also special exhibitions throughout the year.

The Castle Keep houses the Museum of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Displays trace the history of the Castle and the development of Enniskillen town. Curved Barracks house exhibitions dedicated to Fermanagh’s many archaeological and historic monuments.

Only 15 minutes’ stroll from the Belmore Court.


April - June & Sept - Oct July & Aug Nov - Mar
Monday 2pm - 5pm 2pm - 5pm 2pm - 5pm
Tuesday – Friday 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm 10am - 5pm
Saturday 2pm - 5pm 2pm - 5pm Closed
Sunday Closed 2pm - 5pm Closed

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