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Old 05 January 2014, 16:33   #1
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Fermanagh Lakelands.

Not set in stone yet but we are seriously looking at taking the rib here for our summer holiday.

We are looking at camping but might look at chalets, has anyone on here spent time on the Lakelands and any recommendations thanks ?

http://www.fermanaghlakelands.com/Cruising.T709.aspx
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Old 05 January 2014, 21:27   #2
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Yes. I have a brother who rents a house on the shore of the upper lough. Private access to a modern pontoon jetty. public slip only half a mile away. No fees.
It's called badger lodge and it's tourist board passed. Will paste a link shortly but Google it.
Very nice spot and a good base to explore lough north or south. IMO upper lough is best.
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Here's the link.

http://www.badgerlodge.com/
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Is there a speed limit on the lakes? Is it possible to get to the sea from the lakes, via lock, canal etc? Any restrictions on boats/engines/HP/CEVNI? Is it like the inland waterways in England, do you need permits etc? Better find out before you book Steve
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Old 06 January 2014, 06:02   #5
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Hi
Quick answer.
Speed limits apply to usual places in around marinas and some narrow/river sections to stop erosion of banks. But generally you are good to fly in the open expansive areas.
You can access sea by going south using Erne/Shannon waterway system of locks. But I think it's not really an option if you base yourself on lough erne and want to explore the area. Better off towing boat to coast for a day or two.
Boats over 10hp need to be registered but it's free. Not sure if it's required for tourists but check on "waterways Ireland" website. The waterway system is expansive stretching from Belleek in North to limerick in South.
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Forgot to say. Access to fuel can be a problem if you are petrol, no pumps on shoreline. Diesel pumps ok. If you are based somewhere then you can trailer boat to petrol station.
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Kerny will probably be able to stretch a tankfull out for the duration. Rumour is he is fitting a steam boiler to the Ozpig and going woodfired.
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Kerny will probably be able to stretch a tankfull out for the duration. Rumour is he is fitting a steam boiler to the Ozpig and going woodfired.
you heard that too !
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