Enniskillen derives its name from a translation of the Irish ‘Inis Ceithlean’ meaning ‘Island of Kathleen’.

Enniskillen, Ireland’s only island town, is the county town of Fermanagh. Enniskillen Castle, which was built 600 years ago by the Gaelic Maguires, was strategically important throughout its history, and now houses Fermanagh Visitor Information Centre, Fermanagh County Museum and the Inniskillings Museum. The site re-launched in August 2016. 7 new galleries interpret Fermanagh’s rich heritage and a genealogy service is available 3 afternoons/week. Café and Shop on-site.

During the town’s early expansion, bridges were constructed across the east and west fords onto the island, the church was set on the highest point, the Diamond and Market place on the next highest point of the island.

Present day amenities include the Enniskillen Town walk, accommodations, restaurants, cafes, pubs, shops, galleries, ample car and coach parking, a children’s playground and leisure centre.

Enniskillen Castle Museums have undergone major redevelopment, completed in 2016.

Major new galleries also opened in 2016, interpreting the county’s rich history as the Kingdom of Lough Erne, with its crannogs, castles and early Christian stone sculptures. Imaginative displays will celebrate local craftsmanship from Belleek Pottery, to the Full-Circle Art Gallery and the rural traditions of the Fermanagh hearth. There will be a changing programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year for everyone to enjoy.


The tranquil shores of Lough Erne Lake

  • The 600-year-old Enniskillen Castle
  • Fermanagh County Museum & the Inniskillings Museum
  • The Faldo Championship Golf Course, located just outside Enniskillen town centre, along with Ashwoods Golf Centre, Castle Hume Golf Club and Enniskillen Golf Club
  • Great attractions such as the Headhunter’s Railway Museum, Cole’s Monument, Castle Coole and Ardhowen Theatre

Opening Times:

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Admission Rates Apply

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Useful Information

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DINING / REFRESHMENTS: Enniskillen has numerous cafés and restaurants with a range of dining options.

SHOPPING: There are several shopping options in Enniskillen and surrounds.

PARKING: Car and coach parking available throughout the town.

Getting There
Map Location: 54.346236, -7.644420
Contact Enniskillen Castle and Heritage Town

Enniskillen Castle Museums, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh BT74 7HL, Northern Ireland

T: +44 (0)28 6632 5000
E: castle@fermanaghomagh.com
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