Devenish Monastic Site was founded in the 6th century by Saint Molaise on one of Lough Erne’s many islands. During its history it has been raided by Vikings (837AD), burned (1157AD) and flourished (Middle Ages) as a parish church site and St Mary’s Augustine Priory.
There are ruins from different time periods on site; the earliest being St Molaise house (small church) and the round tower which are 12th Century. A second church from the 13th Century, which was extended over time, was the lower church. St Marys Augustinian Priory on the hilltop has been dated from the middle 15th Century to early 16th Century with a church, tower and small cloister. In the graveyard stands a distinctive, unusual, intricately carved stone cross from the 15th Century.
No unaccompanied children under the age of 16.
The Northern Ireland Environment Agency runs a daily ferry service throughout July and August between Trory Point and Devenish Island - see Information tab for details.
Commercial boat tours on Lower Lough Erne taking in Devenish operate from the Round O in Enniskillen (MV Kestrel) and from The Manor House Hotel, Killadeas (Lady of the Lake).
The island town of Enniskillen offers many unique family run shops as well as multinational stores and has a wealth of excellent pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. When your legs need a rest from shopping, relax and unwind in any of the great places Enniskillen has to offer.