M.V. Kestrel – Tours on Lough Erne


In my review on Devenish Island I note that there are a number of ways to get to the island, one of the best preserved monastic sites in Ireland. One of these is to take a tour on the M.V. Kestrel, from the Round ‘O’ Jetty in Enniskillen. While seasonal and tours are subject to minimum numbers, this is probably the most reliable way of getting to Devenish Island – a must see on your visit to Co Fermanagh. Continue reading “M.V. Kestrel – Tours on Lough Erne”


White Island – Carvings and Church


Should you have even a passing interest in the early Christian and monastic history of County Fermanagh then a visit to White Island in the eastern part of Lower Lough Erne is certainly worthy the hour or so it takes.

The primary attraction here are a number of stone figurine carvings embedded in the wall of the ruined church building. Continue reading “White Island – Carvings and Church”

Take the Ferry to White Island

White Island Ferry

Unsurprisingly the White Island ferry exists to ferry people back and forth from White Island, the location of a series of beautiful early Christian stone carvings dating from pre-Norman times and the ruins of a 12th century church on which I have written a separate entry – White Island Carvings and Church.

The ferry departs from Castle Archdale Country Park Marina. Continue reading “Take the Ferry to White Island”