Historic Enniskillen Castle is really two trips in one. The first part is all about the Gaelic Maguires and the castle, itself, which is over 600 years old. The other is about... read more
Enniskillen Castle, situated beside the River Erne in County Fermanagh, was...
Enniskillen Castle, situated beside the River Erne in County Fermanagh, was built almost 600 years ago by Gaelic Maguires. Guarding one of the few passes into Ulster, it was strategically important throughout its history. In the 17th century it became an English garrison fort and later served as part of a military barracks. This historic site houses two museums, Fermanagh County Museum and The Inniskillings Museum.
The castle is currently undergoing a major redevelopment.
The development involves a new build, creation of new facilities within the previously closed Barrack Coach house, refurbishment of 3 other existing buildings as well as a makeover of most of the outside space.
The Heritage Centre, Magazine, Firing Range and Shift House are closed at present. Fermanagh County Museum’s Medieval Maguires display remains open for visitors on the ground floor of the Castle Keep. Visitors can still enjoy The Inniskillings Museum within the Castle grounds at a reduced admission fee.