Fabulous Fermanagh Lakelands

Fabulous Fermanagh Lakelands

Fermanagh Lakelands - a visitors' paradise and home to some of Ireland's natural wonders

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Fermanagh Lakelands - a visitors' paradise and home to some of Ireland's natural wonders

Fermanagh,

The county is dominated by Ireland's second biggest waterway - the river Erne and its two lakes, Lower Lough Erne and Upper Lough Erne. Since the restoration of the canal between the Erne and the Shannon it is possible to travel by water from Fermanagh to the Shannon estuary. Glorious views of the lakelands abound, but one of the most scenic drives is to Lough Navar where you will reach a dramatic viewing point with a sweeping view across Lough Erne to the distant Donegal Mountains.

 

Killadeas

Killadeas is a small village in County Fermanagh, 7 miles north of Enniskillen near the shores of Lower Lough Erne with a population of about 90 people

 

Belleek 

When you step into the world of Belleek Pottery you enter one of Northern Ireland’s oldest and most fascinating attractions. Original and unique pieces are made using traditional methods passed down from generation to generation. One of the most collectable and prized sets is the Black Mark range.

Established in 1857, Belleek Pottery holds a very special place in the cultural and commercial heritage of Co Fermanagh. Situated in the picturesque village of Belleek on the banks of the Lough Erne, this imposing building is home to the world famous Belleek Fine Parian China and Belleek Visitor Centre. Visitors can partake in guided tours, take a walk around the on-site museum, visit the audio visual theatre and showroom and enjoy refreshments in the restaurant. There is also a gift shop where visitors can purchase authentic Belleek products.

Drumcliffe

The grave of the poet W.B Yeats is to be found in Drumcliffe churchyard his grave is marked with a simple headstone with the inscription, "cast a cold eye on life, on death, horseman, pass by." This was Yeats' self penned epitaph together with the instructions that the grave consist of "no marble, no conventional phrase". 

 

Ulster American Folk Park

Follow the trail of thousands of emigrants from the thatched cottages of Ulster, on board a full-scale emigrant sailing ship to the log cabins of the American Frontier.

Immerse yourself in the story of the brave emigrants who made the journey across the Atlantic to America hundreds of years ago. Wander through the thatched cottages and log cabins and meet costumed characters who will show you traditional crafts, tell you a few stories and maybe even share a bit of their good food.

Board a full-scale emigrant ship to experience the conditions faced by many as they set sail for a new life in America. With 30 buildings and exhibits to explore the Ulster American Folk Park is a wonderfully unique experience.

Lady of the Lake Sunset Dinner Cruise

Discover the beauty of the Fermanagh Lakelands with our Lady of the Lake Luxury Dinner Cruise.

Enjoy a delicious Three Course Dinner including a glass of wine while you sail along Lower Lough Erne on the Lady of the Lake Cruiser. Discover the best sights of Fermanagh and soak up the natural beauty as you cruise along.

 

Enniskillen, situated between the Upper and Lower sections of Lough Erne is the county town of Fermanagh as well as its largest town and the main junction for all the routes to and from the north and south of the county.

Florence Court

Set in the foothills of Cuilcagh Mountain, Florence Court is a large 18th-century house located 8 miles south-west of Enniskillen town. Despite being one of the most important Georgian houses in Ireland, little is known of its architectural development as no building records survived.

The house and demense, formerly the home of the Earls of Enniskillen (Cole Family) is one of the most important Georgian Houses (18th century) in Ireland, and holds a fascintating collection of Irish Furniture and some of the best Rococo plasterwork in Ireland. You can enjoy glorious walks around the grounds which include a pretty walled garden, a sawmill and ice house. A much loved feature of the estate is a thatched replica Summer House. In the gardens you will find the famous Florence Court Yew - reputedly the 'parent' of all Irish yew trees.

The house was romantically named after Florence Bourchier Wray, the wife of Sir John Cole who laid down the foundations of the house. The Cole family were powerful Fermanagh landowners with roots in the plantations of the 17th Century.

 

Day 1

We leave Cumbria in the morning for our journey north via Dumfries to Cairnryan and the early afternoon sailing to Larne. From Larne we head to County Fermanagh, Ireland's Lakeland Country, past Enniskillen to Killadeas and the Manor House Resort Hotel, our base for the next four nights. Dinner in the hotel.

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Day 2

Following breakfast we drive via the north shore of Lough Erne to Belleek, home of the famous pottery. We continue to Bundoran and then on to Drumcliffe, where Ireland's famous poet WB Yeats is buried. We return to the hotel via the Glencar Valley. Dinner at the Manor House

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Day 3

Morning at leisure, in the afternoon we visit the award winning Ulster American Folk Park, which brings to life the powerful story of the Irish people who left the thatched cottages of Ulster to travel to North America in search of a better life. Tonight we have the highlight of the tour, a sunset dinner cruise, to explore beautiful Lough Erne on board the "Lady of the Lake", the hotel's own private lake cruiser.

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Day 4

Morning in Enniskillen, built on a natural Island that splits upper and lower Lough Erne. Visit the 16th century castle, home to the Royal Fusiliers, or the restored buttermarket. After lunch we visit Florence Court (admission included) one of Irelands greatest 18th century houses set in a historic landscaped park. Dinner in the hotel.

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Day 5

After breakfast we retrace our steps to Larne for the lunchtime sailing to Cairnryan, and home to Cumbria

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Manor House Resort Hotel

Set on the picturesque shores of Lower Lough Erne, just seven miles from the Fermanagh county town of Enniskillen, a trip to the Manor House Resort Hotel is a journey back in time to a more elegant and tranquil age. But behind the stately surroundings of this 19th Century Country Manor is a first class modern hotel offering luxury accommodation, comfort and a range of facilities and services belonging very much to the present day.

The Hotel’s 37 Classic Rooms are elegantly decorated in warm natural tones and the mirrored wardrobes add a contemporary touch.  Facilities include ensuite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, complimentary access to the Leisure Centre, complete with a large Romanesque swimming pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, Sauna and Outdoor Hot Tub, complimentary access to the Fitness Suite, featuring state of the art fitness machines

The beauty salon offers a wide range of traditional and alternative health and beauty treatments in a discreet and contemporary environment or just simply unwind in our extensive leisure complex. 

With a breathtaking view over Lough Erne, the tastefully decorated restaurant will offer you the opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the finest cuisine and the friendliest service.

Unique to the Manor House is the Lady of the Lake - This luxurious air conditioned cruiser provides a superb venue for tours, corporate events, conferences and parties. The "Lady of the Lake" boasts on-board catering and bar facilities for up to 56 passengers.

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
High Hesket Palmerstons Furniture Store
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Old Bus Station Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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