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ENNISKILLEN MUSEUMS


Enniskillen Castle Museums

Enniskillen Castle is situated in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. The first castle was built on this site by Hugh Maguire in the 16th century. It consists of two sections, a central keep and a curtain wall and provided the main defence for the west end of the town and guarded the Sligo road. It has been substantially rebuilt. It is a State Care Historic Monument.

Fermanagh County Museum

Enniskillen Castle is now home to the Fermanagh County Museum, which focuses on the county's history, culture and natural history. Exhibits include the area's prehistory, natural history, traditional rural life, local crafts and Belleek Pottery, and history of the castle.

For more information and enquiries please contact Fermanagh County Museum, Enniskillen Castle, Castle Barracks, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, N. Ireland, BT74 7HL, Tel: +44 (0) 28 66 325000, E-mail:
castle@fermanagh.gov.uk

Inniskillings Museum

Enniskillen Castle also houses the Inniskillings Museum, which is the regimental museum of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards. Displays include uniforms, medals, flags, regimental regalia, weapons and other military memorabilia.

For more information and enquiries please contact The Inniskillings Museum, The Castle, Enniskillen BT74 7HL, UK, Tel: +44 (0) 28 6632 3142, E-mail:
info@inniskillingsmuseum.com



Enniskillen Castle now housing Fermanagh County Museum
and Inniskillings Museum

Castle Coole

Castle Coole is a late-eighteenth-century neo-classical mansion situated in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It is managed by the National Trust. Officially described as neo-classical Georgian in architectural style. The finely-detailed decorative plasterwork throughout the mansion was entirely the work of the English artist Joseph Rose. Notable aspects of the mansion include the Portland stone façade, floorings and double-return cantilever staircase. An unused state bedroom, prepared in 1821 for King George IV (who failed to arrive), retains original furnishings and flock wallpaper. A drawing room furnished in a French Empire style, a Grecian staircase hall, and a ladies' workroom furnished in a Chinese style reflect the importance of worldly knowledge and awareness during the Regency period. Family motifs, engraved into Italian marble chimneypieces and adorning the plaster frieze of the Entrance Hall, reflect the first Earl's pride in his ancestral heritage. An extensive basement, now being conserved and partially open to the public (as of 2008), contains the kitchens, servants' quarters, a Roman style bath and a brewery. Admission to Castle Coole is by guided tour only. Please consult the National Trust's webpage via the external link for opening times in 2006.

For more information and enquiries please contact Castle Coole, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh BT74 6JY Tel: 028 6632 2690, E-mail:
castlecoole@nationaltrust.org.uk



Castle Coole in Enniskillen
Photograph © Andrew Humphreys

Florence Court

Florence Court is a large 18th century house and estate located 8 miles south-west of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.Florence Court is a large 18th century house and estate located 8 miles south-west of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. The nearby village is distinguished by the one-word name Florencecourt. It is owned and managed by the National Trust and is the sister property of nearby Castle Coole. The house is best known for its exquisite rococo decoration and fine Irish furniture. Many original items of furniture, previously sold, have been re-acquired and returned. The estate includes a walled garden with displays of both temperate and semi-tropical plants, a working water-powered sawmill, an ice house, a natural spring well and the Florencecourt Yew.

For more information and enquiries please contact Florence Court, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh BT92 1DB Tel: 028 6634 8249, E-mail:
florencecourt@nationaltrust.org.uk



Florence Court
Photograph © Andrew Humphreys









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