County Fermanagh is located in Northern Ireland. Fermanagh is dominated by two large lakes, Upper and Lower Lough Erne, and many other smaller ones. The River Erne runs through the county, expanding into the two large lakes which bear its name. The two lakes are dotted with numerous small islands, and in the summer months, some are served by ferries and boats are also available for hire. Exploring the lough by land or boat is a wonderful experience.
The area around Lower Lough Erne boasts a rich combination of natural and historic sights. From pre-Christian times, settlers sought the security offered by the lough’s forests and inlets. Monasteries were founded on several of its many islands.
Today, the lake is home to a variety of water birds, and the trout-rich waters attract hoards of anglers; as do many of the rest of the lakes throughout the county.
The limestone hills in the west of the county contain many interesting cave systems, such as the Marble Arch caves.
Top Attractions in County Fermanagh
Enniskillen Castle dates back to the 15th century and is home to the Inniskillings Regimental Museum. Located in Enniskillen
Main Destinations in County Fermanagh
Enniskillen is the county town of and largest town in County Fermanagh and is one of Northern Ireland’s most tranquil towns. The town stands on an island between Upper and Lower Lough Erne. Enniskillen’s dominating feature is the 15th century Enniskillen Castle.
Getting Here and Around
Fermanagh is located in Northern Ireland. There are no rail services to Fermanagh, however there are buses to most of the rest of Northern Ireland, including to Derry and Belfast. The nearest airports are Derry Airport and the two Belfast airports, though Dublin Airport is under 3 hours away and offers the widest variety of destinations. The nearest ferryports are at Belfast and Larne. Details on getting to and around Fermanagh can be found in our Co. Fermanagh Transport Guide.