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Fabulous Fermanagh Lakelands & Sunset Cruise

Fabulous Fermanagh Lakelands & Sunset Cruise

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". 

 

Blessingbourne Estate

Blessingbourne Estate has all the ingredients for a great day out for groups who can enjoy a tour of Blessingbourne House, the beautiful gardens and Estate grounds and soak up the history of Blessingbourne with a visit to the Carriage and Costume museum. Blessingbourne is of particular interest to those interested in Historic Houses and Gardens.

Experience the guided tour of Blessingbourne House, an Elizabethan manor house, home to Estate Owners, Nicholas & Colleen Lowry and their family. Guests gain an intimate insight into the generations who lived and developed Blessingbourne Estate. Its wonderful interior has many delightful Arts and Crafts features, a private art collection including an original William Morris paper, some Arabian scenes by Lady Anne Blunt, a Grecian scene by Edward Lear as well as the work of modern Irish artists.

The china collection includes original Josiah Wedgwood, an ancestor of the family.

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

Enniskillen is 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.

The Inniskillings Museum (for the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards) is based at Enniskillen Castle.

Ulster American Folk Park

The Ulster American Folk Park is an open-air museum just outside Omagh. With more than 30 exhibit buildings to explore, the museum tells the story of three centuries of Irish emigration. Using costumed guides and displays of traditional crafts, the museum focuses on those who left Ulster for America in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Within the museum there are many restored, original buildings with connections to local families. The park was developed around Mellon House, the birthplace of Irish-American banker and lawyer Thomas Mellon, founding father of the Mellon banking dynasty. This house and its outbuildings remain in their original location. Visitors can taste samples of traditional Irish and pioneer American foods including freshly baked soda bread and pumpkin pie all made on the hearths and griddles of the exhibit buildings. The museum also includes agricultural displays and an array of farm animals.

 

 

 

Day 1

We leave Cumbria in the morning for our journey north via Dumfries to Cairnryan and the afternoon sailing to Larne. From Larne we head to County Fermanagh, Ireland's Lakeland Country, past Enniskillen to Killadeas and the Manor House Resort, 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, here we visit Ireland's oldest pottery where they have been producing fine china for over 150 years. After our visit 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

This morning we head to the fabulous Blessingbourne Country Estate for a guided tour of the house and gardens with its fascinating history, led by the lady of the manor. We finish the tour with tea and homemade scones. We return to the hotel via Enniskillen built on a natural island that splits upper & lower Lough Erne. Visit the 16th century castle home to the Royal Fusiliers, or the restored Butter Market. Tonight we have the highlight of the tour, a two hour sunset dinner cruise, to explore beautiful Lough Erne on board the "Lady of the Lake", the hotel's own private lake cruiser. You will be served with a 3 course meal followed by tea/coffee

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Day 4

This morning we head via Omagh to 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. Experience the epic story of Ireland's emigration brought to life through costumed en-enactments. Final dinner at 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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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

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 the 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.

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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 Bus Stop Tangier Street Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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