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Devenish Island

near Enniskillen, Irvinestown, Northern Ireland
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Richland, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were there third week of September with our rental boat from Carrick Craft. We had the opportunity that week to visit White Island, Tully Castle, and Devenish and be the only two people at each location. As I am an archaeology and history buff, I could not have enjoyed Devenish more! Very quiet, and especially interesting to be able... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

A canoe trip from The Round 'O' in Enniskillen had Devenish Island as the half way spot. Well maintained by the NI Heritage group the site is groomed and information signs help understand the history. A lovely round tower and more interesting Abbey ruins are well worth the visit. Either take the short government crossing to the island or enjoy... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Happened to be in the right place at the right time, went to the Round O in Enniskillen and the Boat was leaving for Devenish Island at 2.15pm on the Tuesday we were there. Excellent, really enjoyed the trip which was also reasonably priced, The weather held for us throughout this time too. Stephen and Walter were great hosts on... More 

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Dublin
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18 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We hired a small boat & had a lovely few hours on Devenish Island in beautiful sunshine. A nice day out especially if the weather is good lovely views accross the lake over to the main land & interesting round tower.

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The monastic ruins of Devenish Island date to the 6th century and are well worth the visit. Many people avail themselves of the private tours and ferries, but the local government (NIEA) offers a less expensive service from 1 July - mid September from Trory Point (from Enniskillen, drive towards Irvinestown for approximately two miles and you will see signs... More 

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Bham
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20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Really enjoyed the trip out to Devenish - very interesting ruins. The audio information on the trip over is also good. However, we then went to White Island and would recommend going there even more. It is a smaller boat - there were only the 3 of us on it - so was like our own private tour! The guide... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

As a child from Enniskillen I often visit Devenish with our class from the Model School on a school trip. Now many moons have passed and on a recent return visit I found the whole experience as delightful as ever. Of course the boat trip on MS Kestrel down the Lough sets the whole experience up so well.

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lurgan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Just back from Devenish, took our boat there an had a lovely early lunch. Quick wander round the monastic ruins and a spot of fishing, idyllic! Chatted with crew of the Kestrel tour boat and a French family then back to Enniskillen before the rain came on. Nice building with displays to inform the visitor of the settlements history, also... More 

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Larne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Went on the MV Kestrel round trip to Devenish Island and found the whole tour to be excellent. The boat takes you up and around the lough and lets you off on Devenish for 3/4 hour. There was drinks for sale on the boat and the staff were really good. Recommended.

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Belfast
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43 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Return boat trip and visit to Devenish Island was the highlight of our visit to Enniskillen. Everyone should take this trip to see the Round Tower, the ruins of St Marys Abbey and ancient graveyard. Ideally go when weather is good. The views from Devenish are spectacular. Watch out for Vikings !!

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