Ireland’s Ancient East

Wander through 5000 years of history, in a country famous for it’s story telling …

This summer is the launch of Ireland‘s Anicent East, and here at Fermanagh Lodges you are perfectly located to explore the many neolithic tombs, prehistoric sites and mythical landscapes which scatter the counties of Fermanagh, Monaghan and Cavan.

Why not visit Devenish Island on Lower Lough Erne. This monastic site which was founded in the 6th century by Saint Molaise and has survived the test of time withstanding viking raids and fires. It will set your imagination alite as you delve into the stories surrounding the 30m tall round tower, which has stood the test of time for hundreds of years. Only accessible via boat, Erne Water Taxi can get you there and help you to explore other parts of the lake. Fermanagh Lodges is approximately 20mins from Enniskillen, where you can gain access to Devenish Island.

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Also, just 20 mins from Fermanagh Lodges is Cavan Burren Forest Park where you can wander through 5000 years of history. Cavan Burren Park has amazing examples of megalithic tombs, stone walls, ancient rock art, glacial erratics and breathtaking views of Cuilcagh Mountain and the surrounding landscapes of Lough MacNean, Cavan and Fermanagh and the wider Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark. Located just outside Blacklion in West Cavan, visitors will enjoy exploring the visitor centre and four walking trails (inc. multi-access trail). Interpretation along the way will assist you in unraveling the intriguing layers of human history as you walk.

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