skip to main content

Be County-Wise and get to know the Historic Counties!

Search for:

County Fermanagh

Fermangh is a sparcely populated county of lakes and pasture. Enniskillen is the only sizeable town. The River Erne running through the length of Fermanagh has created two great lakes, Upper and Lower Lough Erne. Much of Upper Lough Erne resembles a scatter of low green islands with broad river channels winding at random between them. Lower Lough Erne is a broader body of water with wee islands dotted about it. Enniskillen sits between the two Loughs, where the Erne is a river again. Both of the Loughs are popular for fishing and holiday boating. Above the Loughs, Fermanagh is a wholly agricultural county. Historically there was coal mining and quarrying in Fermanagh, but without much visible impact on the county as a whole.

County Facts

County Town:  Enniskillen

Main Towns: Lisnaskea, Irvinestown.

Main Rivers: Arney, Erne, Sillees, Owenbrean, Cladagh, Colebrook.

Highlights: Castle Coole; Devenish Island; Enniskillen Castle; Lough Erne; Marble Arch Caves.

Highest Point: Cuilcagh, 2182 feet.

Area: 715 sq miles

Flower: Globeflower