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Belleek is famous for its pottery. The Belleek pottery factory, producing the world renowned fine glazed Belleek porcelain, was established in 1857 and is Ireland's oldest pottery factory. Visitors can observe the firing, glazing and decorating of potteries by skilled craftsmen as well as learn how the delicate and intricate strands are woven together, the tiny petals, stems and twigs are created by hand and attached to vases and pots. There is also a visitors' centre, an audio visual theatre and a museum which provide detailed insight into pottery manufacturing.
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Boa Island is situated in Lough Erne and is joined to the mainland by a bridge. On the island's western side, close to the ancient cemetery, there are two figures made out of stone called the 'Janus Statues'; these have a face on both sides and are reputed to be over 2000 years old.
Location: Lough Erne
Castle Archdale Country Park
Castle Archdale Country Park is a beautiful park containing deciduous trees, red deer, a butterfly garden and the ruins of Castle Archdale. From Castle Archdale Country Park one can visit White Island, in Lough Erne, which contains a ruined abbey that has some very interesting carvings.
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Castle Caldwell Forest
Castle Caldwell Forest is a conservation forest containing red deer, bird sanctuaries and walking trails. Castle Caldwell, a plantation castle built in 1611, and located in the forest grounds, is a ruin but is due for restoration.
Location: near Belleek
Castle Coole, built in 1796, is a splendid neoclassical Palladian mansion, the family home of the Earls of Belmore. Its exterior is made of Portland stone that reflects the changing daylight, and its interior is endowed with delicate plaster work, exquisite woodwork, furnishings and a well stocked library. Overlooking a lake, it has delightful landscaped gardens and there are many walks in the castle grounds.
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Crom Estate is a vast and an important nature conversation area. It covers over 1,500 acres of woodlands, wetlands and parklands with many wonderful walking paths and trails. Crom Old Castle and Crichton Tower are two interesting ruins to be found in the grounds of the estate.
Devenish Island & Monastic Site
Devenish Island is an interesting and picturesque island situated in Lough Erne. It has many monastic ruins which includes a 12th century Augustinian abbey, an 80 foot high well preserved round tower which can be climbed by internal ladders, and St. Molaise's house who founded the monastic settlement during the 4th century.
Location: Lough Erne
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Drumskinny Stone Circle
Drumskinny Stone Circle consists of 39 stones set in a circle. The arrangement is supposed to be related to the seasons, moon and sun. The site dates from the Bronze Age.
Enniskillen Castle is a delightful medieval castle. It was the seat of the Maguires, the chieftains of the whole of Fermanagh. At present it is the Fermanagh county museum as well as the regimental museum of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
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Florence Court House & Forest Park
Florence Court House, a three storey mansion built in the middle of the 18th century, was the seat of the Earls of Enniskillen. It was named after Florence the wife of the Earl of Enniskillen and features beautiful Rococo plasterwork. The grounds contain a water powered sawmill and a 200 year old Irish yew tree which is known to be the parent of all Irish-type yews. Florence Court Forest Park which is located beside Florence Court House has got delightful gardens, walks and picnic sites; the park is noted for its superb views of the surrounding mountains.
Marble Arch Caves
Marble Arch Caves is a spectacular series of subterranean limestone caves. The visitor can explore, through winding passages and huge caverns, a fascinating complex of underground rivers, waterfalls, stalactite and stalagmite cave formations using spectacular walkways and by taking a subterranean boat trip.
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