Lough Erne consists of 2 lakes crossing the whole of County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. Lough Erne is a popular destination for anglers and recreational boaters and offers a wide range of water sports activities, from simple boat trips to water skiing. Not to mention of course the beauty of the surrounding countryside, which plunges you into a typically Irish picturesque world!
Lough Erne originally consisted of two lakes, both of which are connected by a 16 km long arm of the river Erne. The town of Enniskillen is built on the banks of the river Erne. Each of the 2 lakes has a prolific water, ideal for angling or boating. There’s nothing like enjoying the silence and admiring the surrounding scenery in a wooden boat!
More specifically, Lough Erne consists of:
Each lake has charming little islands, which were once inhabited, some of which are still inhabited today. Don’t miss a short trip to Devenish Island on Lower Lough Erne. This picturesque little island is home to the ruins of a wonderful monastery (Le Monastère de Saint Molaise), as well as the remains of a large round tower, where the monks stored their relics as well as their most precious writings.
It was on the island of Belle-Isles that the Annals of Ulster, one of the major Irish texts written in the 15th century, was written.
If you also wish to explore the other islands, here is a list of those that might be of interest to you:
Islands of Lower Lough Erne:
Islands of Upper Lough Erne