The most important of Lough Erne's many island church settlements, Devenish was founded in the 6th century by St Molaise. It was raided by Vikings in 837 and burned in 1157, but in the Middle Ages flourished as the site of the parish church and St Mary's Augustinian Priory. There are extensive low earthworks on the hillside, but the earliest buildings are St Molaise's House (a very small church) and the fine round tower close by, both with accomplished Romanesque decoration of the 12th century. Teampull Mór, the lower church, dates from the early 13th century with a beautifully moulded south window. St Mary's Augustinian Priory on the hilltop is of the mid 15th and early 16th centuries, with church, tower and small north cloister.

Access & Booking
SUMMER OPENING HOURS (1st April - 30th Sept)
EHS ferry from Trory operates only in summer season from Good Friday to mid September

Open every day 10am to 6pm, with scheduled sailings at 10.00, 13.00, 15.00 and 17.00 from June to August

TEL: 02890 546754 Email
Getting Here  

  • The lane to the ferry is very narrow, and is unsuitable for large vehicles.
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