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Is Enniskillen good for shopping

  • Date: December 7, 2023
  • Time to read: 4 min.

A definitive list of the best shops in this Fermanagh town

Enniskillen, Ireland’s only Island town, is brimming with activity, from cosy coffee shops and bustling cafes to seasonal events and – yes – plenty of shops. So, is Enniskillen good for shopping? You bet ya!

Thanks to its location near the border, Enniskillen is a thriving shopping destination for savvy shoppers both North and South, boasting a wealth of familiar brand names and local gems. It helps that it’s pretty picturesque too!

Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best shops to visit on your next Enniskillen trip. As you can see, there are more than a few reasons Enniskillen is good for shopping…


Enniskillen shopping: some high-street favourites

One of the first things you might like to know when planning your Enniskillen shopping trip is whether the town is home to some of your retail favourites.

Good news! Most of the high-street names you know and love can be found in Erneside Shopping Centre, and there are plenty of familiar brands dotted along the high street too.

The town is also home to Asda and Tesco..

Here’s a non-exhaustive list of the well-known brands you’ll find in Enniskillen:

  • River Island
  •  New Look
  • Next
  •  Pandora
  • DV8
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Superdrug
  • Claire’s Accessories
  • H Samuel
  • Houstons
  • Dunnes Stores
  • Jack & Jones
  • Card Factory
  • The Works
  • Waterstones
  • B&M Bargains
  • Argento
  • The Perfume Shop
  • Holland & Barrett
  • Boots
  • Argos
  • Lifestyle Sports
  • Harry Corry
  • Poundland
  • Poundstretcher
  • United Colours Of Benetton
  • Vogue
  • Toytown
  • The Edinburgh Woollen Mill
  • O’Neills Sports Superstore

Enniskillen shopping: charity shops galore

If second-hand finds are more your thing, great news, you’ll find loads of charity shops around the town.

Sustainable shoppers and bargain-hunters alike may be particularly fond of ForSight situated on Townhall Street.

It boasts rails of coveted high-street seconds and vintage designer items and their passion for cyclic, environmentally-friendly fashion really shines through.

Meanwhile, The Northern Ireland Hospice Shop on Cross Street has rails and rails worth of carefully curated preloved books, clothes and homewares. Consider it a veritable treasure trove of thrifty sustainable wares.

Enniskillen shopping: local gems

We couldn’t write this article without dedicating a section to the many incredible local retailers selling their wares on Enniskillen’s streets.

A town with a true entrepreneurial spirit, Enniskillen is blessed with many charming small retail businesses that offer the best in everything from occasion wear to homemade crafts.

Here are just a few that are not to be missed…


You’ll find bath bombs, soaps and shampoo bars galore at this – wonderfully fragrant – handmade cosmetics store, which has become a firm favourite with locals and visitors alike.

The Natural Beauty Pot

Now located on Townhall Street, you can stock up on natural, organic skincare and mineral makeup at this local store, as well as hand-crafted bath bombs, bath salts, and candles.

Harry & George

This local fashion boutique is a haven for women on the hunt for impeccably stylish clothes and accessories. Expect head-turning party wear and well-cut floral dresses.

Fermanagh Cottage Industries

You could easily lose an hour in this local favourite. It’s packed to the rafters with fascinating brick-a-brack, charming souvenirs, quirky gifts, and haberdashery.


Established in 1948, Graham is a firm favourite on Enniskillen’s high street offering men’s and women’s wear. The store houses many designer brands including Calvin Klein, Fred Perry, Helly Hanson, Tommy Jeans, and more.

Mercers Jewellers

On the hunt for a fine diamond or an anniversary gift to remember? You’ll likely find it in Mercers, a jeweller founded in 1881.  As well as offering a curated collection of rings, watches, necklaces, and more, Mercers can source your diamond, design your ring, deliver it and repair it.


A newer addition to Enniskillen’s high street, this family-run business is a joy to peruse, with statement furniture, home accessories, bespoke floral arrangements, and seasonal gifts all on offer.

Place of interest: The Buttermarket

No shopping trip to Enniskillen would be complete without a stroll around The Buttermarket a beautiful craft and design courtyard situated right in the centre of the town.

Originally a 19th-century dairy market, this quaint courtyard is home to Fermanagh’s thriving arts and crafts scene and has many local galleries and shops to roam around.

Sore feet and achy limbs? Pop into Rebecca’s Coffee Shop, situated in the centre of The Buttermarket, for a coffee or a bite to eat.

Top tips for a successful shopping trip in Enniskillen

Don’t forget your shopping bags

Timely reminder: there’s a 25p charge for plastic bags in Northern Ireland so if you plan on being laden down with shopping, be sure to pop a sturdy shopping bag in the boot – unless you want to be out of pocket.

Find parking

If you’re hitting the high street, Eden Street Carpark and Cross Street Carpark will likely be your best bet for parking, with the town’s main shopping thoroughfare around a minute’s walk from each.

Meanwhile, Erneside has a multi-story car park that gives you easy access to the shopping centre.

Most car parks in Enniskillen will accept cash or card, and for some, you can use the JustPark parking app.

Fuel up

Whether you need a jolt of caffeine to power a day tapping plastic or you want to make a pitstop for lunch, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to coffee shops and eateries in Enniskillen. We’ve rounded up some of the best places to get lunch in Enniskillen here.  

So, there you have it. With familiar high-street favourites, charming local shops galore, and a smattering of fantastic second-hand stores, Enniskillen isn’t just good for shopping, it’s great!

Written By Victoria Stokes

Victoria Stokes is a writer and journalist hailing from County Fermanagh who sings the praise of ‘our wee town’ to anyone who will listen. She’s had a prolific and long-spanning career in online and print media and is often found with an espresso martini in one hand and her passport in the other.

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