Enniskillen- Bush Bar and Lounge, Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen Castle

On my first trip to Ireland, I had time for a brief excursion into the North.  Namely, the town of Enniskillen.

Bush Bar and Lounge(26 Townhall Street) was my first stop for a burger, fries, and coke.  This gave me the fuel for the days diversions.

I was then pulled in the direction of Blakes of the Hollow(6 Church Street), an incredible pub with an excellent barkeep who gave me the grand tour of the premises.  Dark brown wood, huge wine casks, antique lighting fixtures, Victorian tilework.  The works.  It was indeed a gin palace straight from the pages of Poe's "Man of the Crowd."  Excellent place to slake a pint of Guiness!

Then on to the impressive Enniskillen Castle(Wellington Road), built of stone alongside a raging river.  Stronghold of the Maguires for hundreds of years, it was a place known for its hospitality, lively banquets, and skilled musicians.  And if you're thinking about storming its keep, think again.  They also have quite a collection of battle axes!  

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