Enniskillen


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Enniskillen : activities and sites to visit

Aghanaglack

Localisation en Irlande
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Don't be fooled by this strange name! Aghanaglack is a superb archaeological site in County Fermanagh, located in the...

Enniskillen Castle

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This is a princess castle, worthy of a child's fairy tale! Its architecture is unique in Ireland!

Tully Castle

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The Tully Castle is an old ruined castle, built in the 17th century. Ravaged by a siege and a...

Monea Castle

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Monea Castle is a castle in Northern Ireland, located in the village of Enniskillen in County Fermanagh. Beautiful, it...






What to expect?

Enniskillen is a small town of 13,500 inhabitants, located in Northern Ireland, in the heart of County Fermanagh, amidst many lakes and rivers including Lough Erne. Famous for its Enniskillen Castle, the town has many quality tourist sites that are sure to enchant you! Full steam ahead!

History of Enniskillen

A thriving medieval town

Enniskillen is a medieval town, which was once owned by the Maguire family, wealthy Irish people who at the time were at the head of a fleet of over 1,500 boats, stationed on the various lakes surrounding the town. But it was in the 18th century that the British took control of the town. Numerous clashes between the Irish and the English resulted in bloody losses each time, and bitter failures on the Irish side from 1641 until 1689.

Enniskillen, at the heart of the nationalist struggle

It was in the 19th century that Enniskillen became essentially Catholic again, and advocated the Irish nationalist cause. Unfortunately for the town, the agreements of the Treaty of London (in December 21, 1921) lead to the partition of the island of Ireland in 2, and Enniskillen is part of the regions attached to Northern Ireland, then under British domination.

From 1969 to 1998, Enniskillen was at the centre of the so-called “Troubles”, a period of about 30 years during which British troops confronted the IRA through deadly bomb attacks and repeated assassinations. Of these episodes, the most significant event for Enniskillen was the “Remembrance Day Bombing” of 1987, when 11 people died in an IRA bombing.