Enniskillen is the pleasant, smart-looking capital of County Fermanagh and the only place of any size in it. The town center is, strikingly, on an island in the River Erne between Lower and Upper Lough Erne. The principal thoroughfares, Townhall and High Streets, are crowded with old-style pubs, family-run shops, and rows of redbrick Georgian flats. The tall, dark spires of the 19th-century St. Michael's and St. Macartin's Cathedrals, both on Church Street, tower over the leafy town center. World-famous Belleek Pottery is made in the old town of Belleek, on the northwestern edge of Lower Lough Erne, at the border with Northwest Ireland. Other porcelain-ware makers are a couple of miles across the border.
When there was every reason in the world to stay away and see the ruins, one woman traveled to Greece to get to work.More