New venture to put Upper Lough on the tourism map

Barry Flanagan


A BRAND new attractions map showcasing the Upper Lough is to be launched in the coming weeks.

Developed by the Upper Lough Erne Tourist Development Association, which is based in Lisnaskea, the map ensures that both locals and visitors won’t be at a loss when it comes to exploring the area.


Tourism project officer, Barry Flanagan, explained: “The aim of the map is to make it easy to find the many places of interest so visitors can get the most out of their stay in Lisnaskea and the wider area.

“The map not only highlights the locations of the main tourist attractions but also places to hire a boat, go camping, launch a boat, hire a bike, go for a walk, go horse riding or pony trekking, go to the gym or a swim at the local pool.”

The map also includes a full business directory for business located within the town of Lisnaskea making it ideal for people visiting the area who want to shop or find a local service.

The development of this map is the latest in a line of work ongoing to develop tourism in the Upper Lough region since the opening of a visitors centre in Lisnaskea close to 18 months ago.

It has been funded by Ireland’s Lakelands and Inland Waterways is one of many publications the group aim to launch showcasing the towns and villages around Upper Lough Erne.

Barry added: “We would like to thank all the local business for their continued support of the tourism project to date. If you would like copies for your business or visitors call into the Visitor Information Office in Lisnaskea or call 028 6772 3590.”

As well as the launch of the map, the organisation is also looking forward to hosting the Kingfisher Cycle Trail on September 7.


The cycling event, aimed at the leisure cyclist, is based on the Southern Loop of the Kingfisher Cycle Trail and takes in parts of Fermanagh, Monaghan and Cavan.

There are three routes organised, a 75km route, a 40km route and a guided 3km Children’s route within Crom Estate. The Event will start and finish at the National Trust’s Crom Estate and includes a very unique section of the Kingfisher Cycle Trail which is a trip on the 100 year old cot boat from Derryvore Slipway back to Crom Estate to finish.

Barry explained: “The aim of the event is to get people out to enjoy the natural surroundings and help promote the trail to future visitors who want to experience a cycling holiday in Fermanagh and the border counties. This year has seen an increased number of inquiries for cycling breaks and for the Kingfisher Trail itself.”

For more information on the event and registration details go to or call 028 6772 3590.

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