Enniskillen is Ireland’s only island town – the place where Upper Lough Erne and Lower Lough Erne meet. Its name comes from 'Inis Ceithleann' - the island of Kathleen.
Over 400 years old, Enniskillen is steeped in heritage. The town grew up around its imposing Castle, now a museum complex. Today it is a fascinating mix of jetties and bridges, laneways and hidden corners teeming with craft shops and cafes, with a unique continental character. Find the one of a kind at the new Craft and Design Centre.
As Fermanagh’s county town, it’s always a bustling place, especially in summer when tourists and locals come together to dine out, shop, visit the great choice of lively and convivial bars and restaurants. Culture is an important part of life in Enniskillen with the famous Ardhowen Theatre, plenty of live music and festivals galore.
Because the Enniskillen is set at the narrowing of the waters, there are beautiful river walks and always plenty of wildfowl including colourful kingfishers. It’s a great place for walking, the Castle, churches, Townhall and old stone walls. Climb the 108 steps to Coles Monument in Forthill Park for a wonderful panoramic view of the town and surrounding area. Venture just outside the city centre to a castle of a very different kind – the glorious Castle Coole estate and gardens.
Enniskillen is a great place to travel by boat too! From here you can hop aboard lake tours to the islands of Lough Erne.
As a hub for cabin cruising holidays down the Shannon Erne Waterway – the longest waterway in the British Isles, and as a stop along on the Kingfisher bike trail, Enniskillen is a hub for holiday makers, offering all the amenities visitors could wish for, but above all, a very friendly welcome.