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Enniskillen Castle

Enniskillen Castle

 

Location: County Fermanagh  Map

Tel. 028 6632 5000

Official site

Open:

July & Aug: 10am- 5pm Tue- Fri

2pm- 5pm Sat- Mon

May- June & Sept: 10am- 5pm Tue- Fri

2pm- 5pm Sat & Mon

Oct- Apr: 10am- 5pm Tue- Fri

2pm- 5pm Mon

Closed: Jan 1, Dec 25, 26

 

 

 

Description of Enniskillen Castle

Enniskillen Castle is a medieval citadel situated in County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland. It was constructed in 16th century. The first Enniskillen castle was built on this site in the sixteenth century. The territory was characterized by many rebellions by the Irish against English rule in the sixteenth century and was conquered after an eight-day siege in 1594. In 1607 it was renovated and rebuilt by Captain William Cole. The tower to the south of the river is known as Watergate. In the eighteenth century the castle was used as a barracks. Enniskillen castle consists of two sections, one central and one with a continuous facade, was the main defense for the West End of the city and guarded the road to the city of Sligo.

 

Fermanagh County Museum
Enniskillen castle is now home to the Fermanagh County Museum, which focuses on county history, culture and natural history. The exhibition includes prehistory of the territory, natural history, traditional rural life, local crafts and the history of the castle.

Inniskillings Museum
Enniskillen castle also houses the Museum of Inniskillings, which is the Royal Fusiliers Inniskilling regiment museum. In the museum you can see uniforms, medals, flags, reggimental signs, weapons and other military memorabilia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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