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Relaxing historic experience

Devenish Island is reached by waterbus departing from the jetty just outside Enniskillen town centre on the Belleek/Donegal road. It's a covered boat but it's advisable to bring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Aidan C
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Cavan, Ireland
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Cavan, Ireland
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Devenish Island is reached by waterbus departing from the jetty just outside Enniskillen town centre on the Belleek/Donegal road. It's a covered boat but it's advisable to bring some rain gear as the Irish weather can be unpredictable. The journey takes about 20 minutes along Lough Erne and the total time takes approx 2 hours. On arrival on the island... More 

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Dundonald, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lovely trip to Devenish Island. A 45 minute stop on island which gives you time to read the information available in museum and to look at the significant ruins.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

the trip on the kestrel out to the island is very informative and the guide injected a bit of humour into his presentation, and the island itself is quite picturesque, and you can make your way to the top of the tower

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Moira, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Bad experience. There was very little commentary on the outward visit- only some comments about the lock gates.On the way back no commentary at all . This was very disappointing as we had a German visitor with us ( and embarrassing for us) . We have done the same trip a few times with visitors and always had a very... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Took the motor vessel MV Kestrel from the Round O Park to the island. This was very pleasant with commentary about the region and identified wildlife. The history of the buildings on the island was explained in enough detail to make the visit to them eagerly anticipated. The round tower was not open so that was a disappointment. The small... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Took a boat trip from Enniskillen to Devenish Island- what a lovely day out. Commentary on the boat trip was good and beverages and snacks were available to purchase on board. The boat is enclosed but there is a small area to sit out at the back if you wish. We had an hour to spend on the island. Very... More 

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Maguiresbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A beautiful island on lower lough Erne. Recommend to take the boat trip from the Round 'O' and finish your tour with a four course meal in the Killyhevlin Hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We took the boat trip from Enniskillen jetty on the MV Kestrel to Devenish island. The boat takes a sightseeing tour up around the old town before heading through a lock gate onto the main lakes. The boat is well run and the skipper very entertaining and pleasant, there is covered seating and a small open deck at the back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We boarded the boat and it was only 10 pounds per adult. The Capt was very cordial and interesting. The island itself was only about 20 minutes away. The ride was very smooth. The site is interesting, and you can climb up to the top of a tower and look down. The whole thing does not take too long, so... More 

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We go there every year and it always grabs me the way people lived in years past. The way the buildings are built and how small they were to live in them and uncomfortable to our standed. The tower is well worth going up.

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