Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  Northern Ireland  /  County Fermanagh  /  Irvinestown  /  Devenish Island

Devenish Island, Irvinestown

Must see · Island · Historic Site
Create an itinerary including Devenish Island
Devenish Island is located in Irvinestown. Put Devenish Island into our Irvinestown tour itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Irvinestown.
Improve this listing »
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Devenish Island reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
99 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • If you haven't visited Devenish Island you really should put it on your "list". It's interesting, beautiful, unspoiled and such an adventure for young and old. The best way to get there, in my... 
    If you haven't visited Devenish Island you really should put it on your "list". It's interesting, beautiful, unspoiled and such an adventure for young and old. The best way to get there, in my...  more »
  • We tried to visit at a time when there were still some covid restrictions. There was no service and no notice at the jetty about wheat was going on. The island can be seen reasonably from the... 
    We tried to visit at a time when there were still some covid restrictions. There was no service and no notice at the jetty about wheat was going on. The island can be seen reasonably from the...  more »
  • We took Erne Boat taxi out to the island. Our boat driver walked us onto the island and gave us its background. It’s a lovely site full of history. You wouldn’t stay to long. 15 minutes and it’s... 
    We took Erne Boat taxi out to the island. Our boat driver walked us onto the island and gave us its background. It’s a lovely site full of history. You wouldn’t stay to long. 15 minutes and it’s...  more »
Google
  • Amazing place, nice to explore the remains monastery
  • An island filled with monastic remains on Lower Lough Erne. A boat of some kind is needed to reach the island, so this will need to be planned if you intend visiting this site. There are numerous remains on the site, from the Celtic-era round tower and old churches, to the newer Norman-era monastic buildings. The round tower is exceptionally well-preserved and can be ascended. However the tower is not always open to the public and this must be checked before arrival if you wish to climb the tower. There are interesting tombstones, and an unusual carved cross also on the site. Definitely one of the better preserved monastic sites in Ireland.
  • Thank you Brian and Roland, fantastic history, interesting stories and great weather, loved it!!!
  • With its access by water and its proximity to the borders of Ulster and Connacht provinces, Devenish Island served as the host site for various treaties, commissions and assizes. In 1259, Hugh O’ Connor, King of Connacht, and Brian O’ Neill, King of Ulster and recognized as high-king of Ireland, agreed at Devenish to unite against the English. In the cemetery on Devenish Island closest to the shore, there are gravestones with the names of Cassidy physicians and priests dating back to the early 1700’s. Both on Devenish Island and in nearby Ballycassidy there are holy wells connected with St. Molaise, which prior to the introduction of Christianity in Ireland may have been sites of worship by Druids of their water deity.
  • Amazing place 😎

Plan your trip to Irvinestown

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.