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Activities in Ballyconnell
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Places of Interest

Enniskillen Castle was built in the 15th century by the Maguires, then chieftains of Fermanagh. The castle now houses the Fermanagh County Museum, and a heritage centre. The most striking feature of the castle is the Watergate, two turrets which were added to the castle to dominate the water approach to the castle.

The Buttermarket is a restored nineteenth century market which now houses craft workshops and exhibitions, with street entertainment and traditional music.

Ardhowen arts centre houses a restaurant, an exhibition area and a theatre.

Devinish Island is one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland. The monastery was originally founded by St. Molaise in the sixth century, but most of the ruins date from the twelfth century. There is a surviving round tower which stands eighty one feet and has a cornice carved with four human heads. A ferry crosses from Trory point from April to September.

At Killadeas Graveyard there is an early Christian carved stone known as 'Bishops Stone'.

Angling Information

Ballyconnell Town has the Woodford River running through its centre and while there are plenty of fish to be caught there, local lakes such as Culliaghan and Killywilly are bursting with bream, roach and hybrids and give superior catch returns. Ballyconnell is at the heart of an enormous warren of lakes and rivers containing everything from tench to monster pike.

Cuillaghan Lake Bream, Roach, Perch, Pike, Hybrids, Eel and Rudd. Medium depth water and great ease of access only 1.5 miles from the town
Killywilly Bream, Roach, Perch, Hybrids and Eel. Medium depth water and great ease of access only 1.5 miles from the town
Ballymagauran Lake Bream, Roach, Perch, Pike, Rudd, Hybrids and Trout. Shallow water lake 6 miles from the town
Brakley Lake Bream, Roach, Perch and Hybrids. Medium depth water and great ease of access and only 5 miles away.
Dungimmon Lake Well stocked with Trout, Pike, Perch, Roach, Rudd and Beam, only 3 miles from Ballyconnell.
Gortnaleck Pike, Rudd and Perch 4 miles away
Aghavoher Bream, Roach, Pike, Perch, Eels and Hybrids. 2 miles away
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