47. The Road to Enniskillen Town, County Fermanagh
Scenes from Northern Ireland
En route to Enniskillen from the Stranraer-Belfast ferry boat you pass through Clogher with its historic church up on the left. Its good uncomplicated run to the west of Ireland/Northern Ireland, whether the destination be Derry or Donegal.
Dromard House Tamlaght, near Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland is a good Bed and Breakfast place to stay. It is set in attractive woodland and farmland and after a warm friendly reception, Sharon Weir offers good value and welcoming hospitality including a full hearty Irish breakfast.
Enniskillen: We stayed at the very comfortable bed & breakfast establishment at Dromard House, Tamlaght just outside Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh. We generally find the bed and breakfast establishments good north or south of the border.
Enniskillen: The house is set in lovely grounds and surrounding countryside.
Enniskillen: Tamlaght Bay is a short walk from dromard House.
Enniskillen: Then off we go to explore Enniskillen, the principal town of County Fermanagh. We found the people really friendly and doing their best to put the 'troubles' behind them and the service good in all the places we eat in.
Enniskillen: The River Erne in the centre of Enniskillen, in fact most of the town is on an island between the channels of the River Erne.
Enniskillen: The main street in Enniskillen on a quiet Sunday morning.
Enniskillen: Wise words indeed for Northern Ireland and thankfully being put into practice since the Good Friday Agreement.
Enniskillen: The Ardhowen Theatre and cafe complex at Enniskillen is to the west of Enniskillen.
Enniskillen: The theatre is beautifully set on the banks of Lough Erne.
Enniskillen: There are pleasing views from the theatre cafe at Enniskillen in its picturesque riverside setting.
Enniskillen: Some of the well used moorings south of Broadmeadow on the River Erne connecting higher and lower Lough Erne near the Derrychara Bridge Link footbridge - in the distance.
Enniskillen Castle: The striking waterfront setting of the 'Scottish' design looking 'fairytale' building of Enniskillen Castle and Museum, once the home of the Gaelic Maguire chieftens and with its 17th century Watergate.
Enniskillen: Above (exterior) & Below (interior): St Michael's RC Church, the main Catholic church in Enniskillen.
Enniskillen: Looking down the main street of Enniskillen to the Town Hall, viewed from the churchyard/graveyard of the St Macartin's Cathedral.
Enniskillen: Above (exterior) & Below (interior): St Macartin's Cathedral, the principal Church of Ireland church in Enniskillen.
Enniskillen: The sign for the craft workshops, studios and galleries over one of the entrances to the Buttermarket which contains a complex of~17 craft shops and cafes.
Enniskillen: Rebecca's Coffee Shop Cafe in the Buttermarket.
Enniskillen: Rebecca Dick was the first person to sell freshly baked home-made bread in Enniskillen in the early 19th century and hence the name of the coffee shop. Below the information board is a reproduction of 'The King', one of the 9th century Celtic figures found at the ancient church on White Island - lower Lough Erne.
Enniskillen: The cafe and craft shops in Enniskillen's Buttermarket.
Enniskillen: The tower of Enniskillen's Town Hall complete with an Enniskillen fusilier!
Enniskillen: The busy main street with the Church of Ireland in the distance.
Enniskillen: Every so often driving around Enniskillen you see the figure of Coles Monument high above the town!
On the outskirts of Enniskillen on the Belfast road, the Killyhevlin Hotel looks out over scenic Lough Erne and a very pleasant spot to enjoy a good bar meal.
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Enniskillen Town, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland (NI)
The busy bustling town of Enniskillen in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland has lots of places to eat and drink in. Scoffs cafe-restaurant.
|The Crowe's Nest pub, one of many in the town.|
|Rebecca's Cafe in the Buttermarket, surrounded by craft shops.|
|Franco's Restaurant (red building) by the River. Enniskillen is a town that is prospering well since the 'Troubles' have subsided.|
|Kamal Mahal for a more spicey meal. However you wish to eat and dine out, Enniskillen can provide!|
|Dollakis Restaurant, one of the more 'upmarket' cafes in Enniskillen.|
|The Killyhevlin Hotel, Dublin Road, just out of Enniskillen Town on the A4 main road to Dublin and Belfast. Reasonable food, reasonably pricing and lovely views through the windows, over Loch Erne and to the hills beyond accompanied by various motor boat activities.|
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