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