Devenish Island Monastic Site
The most important of Lough Erne’s many island church settlements, Devenish was founded in the sixth century by Saint Molaise. Admire the beautifully carved, intricate details including a ruined Augustinian abbey with figures and sculptures and climb the round tower. The round tower stands at 30 metres (100ft) tall – internal ladders inside the tower mean the visitor can climb to the top and marvel at the spectacular views.
Also situated on the island are the walls of the Oratory of Saint Molaise who established the monastery in the 6th century, on a pilgrim route to Croagh Patrick.
Devenish Island can be found just outside Enniskillen, County Fermanagh approximately 1 and half miles by car, followed by a short boat trip.
For more details on boat tours to Devenish contact: Fermanagh Tourist Information Centre T: 028 6632 3110
Centre open daily 10am to 6pm.
Closed mid September – Easter.
The ferry leaves from Trory Point
From the 1 July until the end of the summer, NIEA will run a five day ferry service from Thursday to Monday inclusive between Trory Point and Devenish Island.
The ferry leaves from Trory Point, down a short lane at the junction of the B82 to Kesh and the A32 to Ballinamallard 3 miles north of Enniskillen Town Centre. Alternatively a short stop on Devenish is included in the tour of Lower Lough Erne on the MV Kestrel from the ‘Round O’, Enniskillen.
Please note that the lane to the ferry is very narrow and is unsuitable for large vehicles.
Thursday – Monday throughout July and August
Sailing Times: 10am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm (Possible additional sailings on request)
Adult fare £3
Concession/Child aged 5-16 £2
Under fives are free
For further enquiries please contact either:
Castle Archdale Country Park 028 68621588
Ferry Mobile 07702 052 873
Please contact Castle Archdale Country Park on 028 6862 1588 to confirm opening times and arrangements for the Visitor Centre and the Round Tower.