The Fermanagh Lakelands are dotted with unique experiences and one of a kind attractions perfect for trying ‘something new’ this Spring. The recently refurbished Enniskillen Castle brings to life the castle’s entire 600-year history. The recently opened Cuilcagh Boardwalk, ‘Ireland’s stairway to heaven’, stretches for 33km through a breath taking patchwork of habitats. Enjoy stunning views, fascinating geology, mystifying wildlife, captivating archaeology and natural history: enough to wet anyone’s appetite for adventure.
Together with the activity providers, Erne Boat Hire, Erne Water Taxi, Island Town Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) and Blue Green Yonder, we have put together an incredible Spring and Summer programme for everyone to enjoy. Check out the schedule today…
Enniskillen Castle, situated beside the River Erne in County Fermanagh, was built almost 600 years ago by the ruling Gaelic Maguires. Guarding one of the few passes into Ulster, it has been strategically important throughout its history. Today, the historic site houses two museums, Fermanagh County Museum and The Inniskillings Museum.
Opening hours are:Monday to Friday (all year round): 9.30am* – 5.00pm
Saturdays (all year round): 11.00am – 5.00pm
Sundays (Jun to Sept): 11.00am – 5.00pm
Bank Holidays – open on NI & ROI Bank Holidays from 9:30am* – 5:00pm
The Cuilcagh Legnagbrocky Trail is a linear route which will appeal to walkers with some experience walking in the hills. The route is quite isolated and showcases the scenic wilderness of Cuilcagh Mountain. The trail meanders along a quiet farmland track before traversing a wooden boardwalk that consists of a steady climb to the mountain face. Here a stepped boardwalk climbs through steep terrain and boulders fields before reaching the summit plateau. A rough mountain path negotiates the wild summit plateau for a few kilometres before reaching an ancient cairn (the remains of a burial mound dating from the Bronze Age 2,500 – 500 BC) that stands at 666 metres (2,182 ft) above sea level.The imposing mountain flanks of Cuilcagh give this walk a very atmospheric feeling providing breathing views, the most impressive view is of Lough Atona, a lake nestled at the foot of the mountain which was carved out by the glacier during the last Ice Age approximately 13,000 years ago.Please be aware that:It is important to choose a route that suits everybody in your group.
You are strongly recommended to walk Cuilcagh Mountain with OSNI or OSNI Discover Series map 1:50,000 Sheet 26 available in most shops and Visitor Information Centres.
Weather conditions on Cuilcagh Mountain can be quick to change & inhospitable all year round making way finding difficult in poor visibility at any time of the year.
Equip yourself for walking in a mountainous area, waterproof clothing, boots, spare clothing, map, compass, first aid, food, drink etc.
Carry a map and stay to the way marked trail. Be aware that mobile reception in the area is poor. Let someone know where you have gone and when you are expected back.