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Devenish Island

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Address: near Enniskillen, Irvinestown, Northern Ireland
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On a rainy rainy day on our 2nd day in Enniskillen what do you do? Well my wife and i opted for the Erne Tours trip to Devenish. One queues up at the quay (first come first... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Witham, United Kingdom
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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a rainy rainy day on our 2nd day in Enniskillen what do you do? Well my wife and i opted for the Erne Tours trip to Devenish. One queues up at the quay (first come first aboard) and enjoy a trip to the island in a covered boat with a maximum of 50 passengers. On the way out there... More 

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Young, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took the boat ride from the Round O. This was pleasant. Need to sit inside boat for the trip to Devenish Island to hear the commentary. Boat is slow but enjoy the time to relax. Once on the island, you have plenty of time to walk around the ruins. Worth the visit

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I came here on a visit in September, during the culture day. I love history, particularly religious history and this beautiful wee island didn't disappoint! It's situated on the beautiful Lough Erne. After getting the ferry over, you arrive on an island right out of monastic history. The ruins are fascinating and there's a round tower in excellent condition. I... More 

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Thank Marie F
Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Just sailed down to Devenish with family. Great day,got to the island.... B warned nettles everywhere and grass very long. Great to see the tower and ruins. Toilets r locked!!

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belfast
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Well worth a trip. The location on the river is beautiful and the sense of history is fantastic. There's lots on info on the monks who lived there and how they lived.

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northern ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

great place to visit on a lovely sunny day - nice boat trip out to the island and interesting place to visit

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Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Took the motor vessel MV Kestrel from the Round O Park to the island on a cool misty day in July. The commentary about the region was great and they identified any of the birdlife that we saw. We were also given some history of the buildings on the island. We enjoyed scrambling around the ruins, climbing to the upstairs... More 

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Cavan, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Thank Virginia A
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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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