Days Out #8 from Shamrock Cottage

I have created 9 Days Out with itineraries for you to enjoy outdoor adventures local to our cottage, climb our Stairway to Heaven and visit Garrison and enjoy the tranquility of Lough Melvin – Day 8 is illustrated here.

Day 8

  • The Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail (Stairway to Heaven)
  • Garrison

Day 8

The Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail (Stairway to Heaven)

One of Fermanagh most popular walks The Cuilcagh Boardwalk Trail also known as  the Stairway to Heaven takes approximately 3 hours.  The route meanders through one of the largest expanses of blanket bog in Northern Ireland, traversing over tracks, boardwalk and staircase. A steep climb is required to reach the viewing platform.


The picturesque village of Garrison is located on the shores of Lough Melvin.  The Melvin is home to the famous yet illusive Gilaroo Fish, a rare species of trout.  The Roogagh River is one of the main tributaries for Lough Melvin. It flows through Garrison and offers a gentle walk in the village. 

Eating Out

Marble Arch Caves cafe, Tully Mill restaurant.

Shamrock Cottage Lough Erne Luxury
Lough Erne Luxury 5 star self catering cottage

Shamrock Cottage is cleaned and sanitised between guests. I want to ensure that you feel safe walking in to stay at our cottage.

We have a flexible cancellation policy in response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, to ensure you feel comfortable to book your stay and reassured should you need to cancel.

“Myself and five friends stayed at Shamrock Cottage and had a brilliant time. The cottage was clean, warm and comfortable and had a stunning view of the lake. The cottage had everything you could possibly need, from a coffee machine to board games. We instantly felt at home. The host, Anita, went above and beyond to make our stay fun and comfortable. She suggested a few places in the local area to visit to go and left maps and brochures to give us ideas. She also left eggs and milk in the fridge for us, which was a lovely touch. There are beautiful walks around the cottage and you are a short drive from many incredible places, the cottage is also great value for money and we will definitely be recommending it to friends and family.” Adam

Shamrock Cottage overlooks Lower Lough Erne and the cliffs of Magho in Co. Fermanagh situated midway between Belleek and Kesh. Experience solitude and tranquility sitting by the jetty and listening to the water lapping at your feet; you can soak in the atmosphere, fish or launch your canoe and explore the calming waters. You can walk around the gated 7 acres of young woodland and see the hares bounding across the grass, hear the buzzards calling and the swans taking flight across the lake.


Shamrock Cottage has NITB 5 star grading offering you the highest standard in self catering accommodation. You can have up to 6 guests staying, but unfortunately we cannot accept pets as we are beside farmland with sheep and cattle. Our minimum 2 night stay from September to June and minimum 4 night stay in July and August, includes a welcome pack plus firewood for the lounge fire or fire pit outside, and gives you time to relax as well as explore our area. Relax at Shamrock Cottage from £199 per night subject to availability.