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Sights from the Fermanagh Lakelands for #IGTravelThursday

Last Updated on October 1, 2014 by Jody Halsted

County Fermanagh, in Northern Ireland, doesn’t draw the casual tourist. But the sights to be discovered as you drive through the Fermanagh Lakelands are just as incredible as those you will see anywhere else.

Our drive around Lower Lough Erne in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, revealed ancient places, nature in force, and stunning craftsmanship.

Drumskinney Stone Circle, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

This ancient stone circle, circular cairn, and alignment are off the tourist track. We were the only visitors, other than the curious cows in the pasture.

Janus figure, Boa Island, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

The Janus figure – a carving with faces on both sides- actually predates the Roman Janus carvings. Located in Caldragh Cemetery on Boa Island, few tourists find their way to this ancient site.

Castle Caldwell Forest entrance, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

The very grand entrance to Castle Caldwell Forest gives you a good idea of the past influence of this estate.

Castle Caldwell, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

With its wet climate, Ireland’s foliage grows lush and green. It didn’t take long for the forest to reclaim the castle.

Early Belleek Pottery, Belleek Visitors Centre, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland

Early Belleek pottery was used across Ireland. Today the company creates some of the most beautiful pottery – including stunning baskets which are hand woven.

More images from our drive around Lower Lough Erne can be found at Ireland Family Vacations and be sure to follow Family Rambling on Instagram for more images from our travels.

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  1. I’m going to Fermanagh for 4 days around their Open Weekend, and these photos have me more excited than ever!

  2. I love your photos! Thank you for sharing. One of my favorite things about Instagram Travel Thursdays is the view into parts of the world that may not make the guidebooks. This part of Ireland, that I’ve never heard of, is gorgeous!!!!

  3. Beautiful exploring, hard to believe that there are no tourist around. Maybe it’s just the time of the year – we experienced the same in Mallorca the past week, but summer would be a completely different story? I love that photo of the castle entrance!

  4. I’ve been traveling around Ireland quite a bit but this was a new spot to me! Looks gorgeous, I need to put it on the list for our next trip 🙂

  5. I’ve only been to Dublin so far and never left the airport. I obviously need to visit Ireland, looks so pretty.

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