Derrylin is the first village that travellers from Cavan Town and Dublin experience as they enter Fermanagh. The whole village is overlooked by the two hundred metre high Knockninny Hill and surrounded by greenery. The village is built around a long, straight main street, which is also the main Enniskillen road.
Housing a population well below 1000, Derrylin also services the wider rural area and is well served with schools, bars and small shops, although serious shoppers have to head for Enniskillen. Blake’s Bar on the Main Street is a good stopping off point, and worth a visit to experience some local artwork…
Derrylin also boasts two fine churches, with Kinawley Parish Church, standing prominently at the South end of the village and St Ninnidh’s nearer the foot of Knockninny.
A large stone church erected 1867-76 close to the remains of the medieval monastery of St. Natalis. The interior is ” light and nicely articulated, with a five-bay arcade on cast-iron E.E. columns…the window detailing is curious” ( Rowan ) Listed building. Received money from the Heritage lottery fund.
There is also Holy Trinity Church on the shore of Lough Erne at Derryvore, about 4 miles from Derrylin.
Pubs & Restaurants, Derrylin
Blakes – Main Street, Derrylin – 028 6774 8203
Watermill Restaurant – Kilmore Quay South, Lisnaskea – 028 6772 4369
Care Cabs – 44 Head Street, Enniskillen – 028 6634 2999
Flexi Cabs – 3 Castle St, Enniskillen – 028 6632 4848
Kozie Kabs – 2 Castle St, Enniskillen – 028 6632 6232
Speedy Cabs – 10 Ross Close, Enniskillen – 028 6632 7327
Star Taxis – 2 Castle Street, Enniskillen – 028 6632 3232