Activities

Lots to see & do!

Explore

There's tons to explore along the entire length of the Shannon and Erne waterways, from Belleek at the top all the way down to Killaloe at the bottom.

With Killynick Marina as your starting point, it's a gentle cruise down to Carrick-on-Shannon.

Alternatively, head north from the Woodford River and you're quickly onto Lough Erne, with it's 365 islands, secluded bays and tranquil inlets. Through the trees you'll glimpse Crom Castle (setting for the BBC's 'Blandings' series); or sail on past Belle Isle and Carrybridge in time to catch a show at the Ardhowen, the theatre down by the lakeside.

Moor at a jetty in the heart of Enniskillen for some shopping, play a round at Lough Erne Golf Resort or visit the world-famous Belleek Pottery...whether your passion is for fishing or photography, fine-dining or a pint, there's always something new to explore as you cruise along the lakes and rivers of the Erne and Shannon. And having a private berth at our new marina is the perfect place to begin your adventures!

ballyconnell canal and forest walk

Ballyconnell Canal and Forest Walk

Ballyconnell can be accessed by boat however you will need to go through two lock gates. The journey takes approximately 1 hour and a half. It can be accessed by car in 10 minutes. There is a circular route that leads past a playpark or alternatively you can opt for the forest walk.

castle saunderson

Castle Saunderson

Recently opened for navigation, Castle Saunderson is approximately 45 minutes by boat up the Finn River. You can also access Castle Saunderson, on the other side of the estate by road and it is a 15 minute drive. The grounds are extensive and there is a fabulous (Austen style) walk through the fields from the old Church (still in occasional use) to the Castle. An international scout centre is also on this estate. There is no entry charge. It is now under the care of Cavan County Council.

turbet island walk

Turbet Island Walk

You can reach Belturbet by boat in less than 1 hour or by car in 5 minutes. It’s about 3 miles if you fancy a walk into the village. There is so much to see on this trail along the river bank and across the old railway bridge. There are also picnic tables, a free car park and free entry.

cladagh glen

Cladagh Glen and Marble Arch Caves

Take a magical walk through the Cladagh Glen past the beautiful waterfall and climb the wooden steps to the amazing Marble Arch Caves. Explore the forests, skim stones in the stream, bring a picnic and be prepared for a huge change in temperature if you enter into the caves! The Glen can be enjoyed as an adventure all on it’s own. It’s approximately a 25 minute drive from Killynick Marina. There is a free car park and there is no entry charge.

Activities available at Killynick Marina

  • Fishing
  • Day Boat for hire
  • Boat tours on request
  • Picnics
  • Walks
  • Jetty Jumping (weather dependent)
fishing at killynick marina fermanagh

Other Activities

Fishing: The waters around Killynick host a variety of coarse fish. Fishing for pike, bream, roach and perch is very popular. Angling licenses and permits are required for the waters in the Northern Ireland jurisdiction and can be purchased online at nidirect.gov.uk/angling.

Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark
: One of Europe’s finest showcaves (20 minutes away).

Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail: 
A difficult mountain walk consisting of gravel farm track, wooden board walk and wooden steps, (25 minutes away)

Enniskillen: Enniskillen Castle and Museums
; The Buttermarket - a quaint hub of artistic activity; Shopping - Erneside Shopping Centre, High Street Shopping a mixture of High Street chains and Independent Retailers.
 Wide selection of eateries.

For Kids: Fermanagh Fun Farm (Lisbellaw 25 minutes away)
; Playparks in Belturbet and Ballyconnell (both less than 10 minutes away); Bear Essentials & Silver Bear Centre, Bawnboy Co Cavan boasts the largest teddy bear collection in Ireland and offers workshops with prior booking (30 mins away); Ulster American Folk Park (Omagh 60 minutes away); Tickety Moo an ice cream farm shop with a difference (Killadeas 45 minutes away).

Boatyard Distillery: Award winning farm to bottle distillery located on the banks of lower Lough Erne (45 minutes away).

Cinemas: IMC Enniskillen; Odeon Cavan

Golf: Ashwoods Driving Range (Enniskillen 30 minutes away); Enniskillen Golf Club; Castle Hume Golf Course (also in Enniskillen); Slieve Russell Golf Club; Ballyconnell (10 minutes away)

Bars/Restaurants: Wide selection Belturbet, 
Ballyconnell
, Lisnaskea
, Enniskillen
; Takeways in Belturbet will deliver

National Trust Fermanagh: Crom Gardens, Visitor Centre & Tea Room (near Newtownbutler 20 minutes away); Florencecourt House, Gardens and Coffee Shop (20 minutes away near Enniskillen); Castle Coole House, Gardens and Tea Room (in Enniskillen, 30 minutes away)

Share Discovery Village: Over 30 activities on offer including archery, climbing, sailing, windsurfing, combat corps and many more (15 minutes away)

Lakeland Karting: All weather, outdoor go-karting track, (Kesh 50 minutes away)