Are you interested in medieval history? Or perhaps you’re interested in the history of Fermanagh? If so, Enniskillen Castle is a must-see. The castle has had a long and varied history; originally built in 1428 as a medieval stronghold, it has been used as a plantation castle and, more recently, as military barracks. However, today it houses several fascinating museum exhibitions and galleries.
In the Lakelands Gallery, explore the history of the earliest settlers in County Fermanagh, right through from prehistoric times to the 15th century. This gallery actually includes extremely important archaeological finds from a very recent, nearby excavation. The Island Town Gallery celebrates the history of Enniskillen as Ireland’s only island town. The Full Circle Art Gallery showcases recently acquired works by T.P. Flanagan and William Scott. Enter the castle vaults where food and weaponry were stored, plus, make sure to explore the beautiful castle grounds. There are always temporary exhibitions on the go too, so check the website ahead of your visit to find out what’s on.
Is the castle suitable for kids?
Entry to the visitor’s centre is free. However, entry to the historic castle site and museum displays must be booked online in advance. The prices are as follows:
- Adult – £5.00
- Child – £3.50
- Student/ Senior Citizen – £3.50
- Family (2 adults and 3 children) – £13.50
- Tour group (up to 10 adults) – £27.00