My Dad died recently. I thought I would do a short series on places that I will always associate with him. This is Knockninny Quay, Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh. We had two great holidays here during the 1980's messing around in boats and canoes. This is a drawing of one night that my brother and I became becalmed and dad was among a group waiting for us on the quay. It all looked good but we were without an oar and worried that we wouldn't make it back. The original photograph was subsequently used in NI Tourist Board information for many years and was a regular reminder of a great family holiday.
Florence Court House Co Fermanagh
Main house built in mid eighteenth century. Side wings and pavilions later c. 1771. It all looks very dramatic set within its surrounding landscape on a evening with a moody sky. The building is owned by the National Trust and open to visitors.
Enniskillen town hall of 1899 is a classical building with a tall Italianate tower of great character
Currys Cottage in Teemore is located further west in Co Fermanagh, A cruck trussed, mud walled house with rounded corners, it is a remnant of a very early type of house illustrated on the first maps of the 1600′s
Just spent the weekend at Shamrock Cottage, Portagaria Wood, nr Boa Island, Co Fermanagh, built c. 2013. Well worth a visit, beautifully furnished with fine views over Lough Erne. www.stunningshamrockcottage.com
Mullylusty Cottage, near Belcoo, Co. Fermanagh. A beautifully situated vernacular house of the direct entry type.
This is Curry’s Cottage in Teemore near Derryln in the county. It is a mud walled building with timber cruck trusses which rise from the floor to support its thatched roof. Its form is very old and similar to those illustrated on the campaign maps of the English in the early Seventeenth century.
Marks of Time
Sketches of buildings in the North West and further afield with a little information about their history.