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“Well worth a visit, but consider taking the government ferry during the summer!”
Review of Devenish Island

Devenish Island
Certificate of Excellence
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 to turn left towards Devenish Island Ferry.) This ferry only costs £3 adults/£2 children (under 5 free), so it's a lot cheaper, but does not offer the additional frills such as a beverage service or audio guide. There is no charge for visiting the monastic ruins or island itself, so pick the ferry service that suits your needs accordingly.

8  Thank ILoveFermanagh
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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 (the boat man) was excellent - really passionate about the ruins. The trip across only cost £4 per person - you get 30 minutes on the island and there are beautiful views from the island and from the boat. You get the boat from Castle Archdale marina (just off the main road from Enniskillen to Kesh). At present it is going hourly on the half hour (but this could change). The Visitor's centre just up the road from the marina is also worth a visit - covers the history of Castle Archdale and the area in WWII.

6  Thank F B
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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.

Thank Mulie D
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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 toilets though these are a little basic.
If you don't have your own boat take one of the regular Kestrel tours departing from the Round O quay at Enniskillen

1  Thank don h
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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.

Thank HabLeaf
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