Northern Ireland Sights



Enniskillen Castle

Enniskillen Castle Review

Enniskillen's main sight is its waterfront castle, one of the best-preserved monuments in the north. This stronghold, built in the early 15th century by the friendly-sounding Hugh "The Hospitable" Maguire, was sited on an important route leading into Ulster. Today, the Fermanagh Heritage Centre displays pottery and lace on the ground floor of the County Museum which stands within the castle walls. The polished paraphernalia of the Inniskillings Museum, which includes weapons, badges, medals, and engravings, is held in the castle keep. Pride of place is given to the bugle sounded at the charge of the regiment at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. The keep has been redeveloped with new exhibitions and interactive displays, and a Roll of Honor contains the names of the 9,100 people from all over Ireland who died in World War II.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Castlebarracks, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh BT74 7HL
  • Phone: 028/6632–5000
  • Cost: £4
  • Hours: Apr., May, June, and Sept, Oct., Mon. and Sat. 2–5, Tues.–Fri. 10–5; July and Aug., Mon. and weekends 2–5, Tues.–Fri. 10–5; Nov.–Mar., Mon. 2–5, Tues.–Fri. 10–5
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  • Location: Enniskillen
Updated: 04-10-2013

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