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Castle Archdale Countryside Centre & War Museum
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The country park boasts beautiful woodland and lough shore walks. There is also an insect garden and wildflower meadow. Castle Archdale was the main flying boat base from which they flew during WWII and this is highlighted in an exhibition within the centre entitled ‘Castle Archdale at War’.

Castle Archdale at War Exhibition

An Extra 100 miles - explains the role played of Castle Archdale during the war and this display includes such items as old parts of aeroplanes, fuel tanks and old documents relating to the war. Lough Erne played an important role as the most westerly flying-boat station, from which aircraft protected the allied convoys from the U-Boat threat in the North Atlantic. Castle Archdale was the main base from which they flew and this is highlighted in this exhibition.

Farm Equipment Through the Ages Exhibition

The Museum’s collection of farm machinery and equipment presented by the farming community of Fermanagh includes e.g. ploughs, harrows, grubbers, threshing and winnowing machines - all the equipment needed for tillage in Fermanagh. Mowing machines, tedders, hay rakes, rick shifts and a ‘tumbling paddy’ – tell the story of haymaking long ago. These items are on display in the arches adjacent to the lower courtyard car park.

'Our Limestone Landscapes' Exhibition

An exhibition promoting the value of Our Limestone Landscapes. The exhibition was developed to promote the value of our visually stunning limestone landscapes. This rare habitat, formed over millennia, supports a unique mix of flora and fauna. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the threats to this habitat and the need for conservation of its biodiversity. Discover this visually stunning landscape and its unique biodiversity.

Not just a country park! Not only is Castle Archdale a Country Park but it also has a range of other facilities for the visitor including e.g. a marina, day boat hire, watersports, White Island Ferry Service, bike and fishing rod hire, tearoom and a caravan and camp site. New Play Park and Jumping Pillow now open - £1 per person.

(Please note some facilities are seasonal).

Opening times

Country Park: Open daily except Christmas Day

Visitor Centre & Museum: Open Sundays & Bank Holidays (12:00 – 16:00) except Christmas Day & New Year’s Eve. Can be opened by prior arrangement at other times. Please contact site directly to make arrangements.

Price list

Free

Facilities

  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • Parking Available
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

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Facilities

Facilities

  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • Parking Available
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
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Castle Archdale Countryside Centre & War Museum

Address
346 Killadeas Road
Irvinestown
County Fermanagh
BT94 1PP
Phone number
T: (028) 6634 4803
Email
Web Address
www.daera-ni.gov.uk/northern-ireland-environment-agency
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