County Fermanagh (Irish: Fir Manach or Fear Manach, meaning "men of Manach") is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. The county covers an area of 1,691 kmē (653 sq; mi), with a population of approximately 61,170, with Enniskillen its county town. It is mainly rural and is situated largely in the basin of the River Erne. It is dominated by two connected lakes: Upper and Lower Lough Erne, and including water spans an area of 1,851 kmē (715 sq mi). It is approximately 120 km (75 mi) from Belfast and 160 km (99 mi) from Dublin.
Enniskillen (from Irish: Inis Ceithleann meaning "Ceithlenn's island") is a town and civil parish located almost exactly in the centre of the county between the Upper and Lower sections of Lough Erne. Enniskillen was the site of several events during The Troubles, the most notable being the Remembrance Day bombing in which 11 people were killed. It has recently been in the news for hosting the much loved G8 summit
Enniskillen Castle was originally built in the 16th century and now houses the Fermanagh County Museum and the regimental museum of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards. The first castle was built on this site by Hugh Maguire. It featured greatly in Irish rebellions against English rule in the 16th century and was taken after an eight day siege in 1594. In 1607 it was remodelled and refurbished by Captain William Cole. The riverside tower at the south, known as the Watergate, was added at this time. In the 18th century the castle was remodelled as the Castle Barracks. It consists of two sections, a central tower keep and a curtain wall which was strengthened with small turrets called Bartizans. The design of the castle has strong Scottish influences. This can be particularly seen in the Watergate, which features two corbelled circular tourelles which were probably built about 1609.
This is the view of the aforementioned bartizans
I actually DID have a picnic not far from this spot - RESULT!
Be sure to full view the balls off of this