A Taste Of All That Is Good In This Region
The Catalina Restaurant
The Loughside Bar and Grill
The Blaney Bar
Luxury Accommodation at the 5 Star Lough Erne Resort
Stay at Lough Erne Resort
Multi-award winning Thai Spa experience
Thai inspired treatment rooms
Golf and Activities at Lough Erne Resort
One Of The Top Golf Resorts In Ireland
Lough Erne is the second biggest lake system in Northern Ireland the fourth largest in Ireland. Made up of two lakes, Lower Lough, the largest, and Upper Lough, bridged by the historical town of Enniskillen. In this scenic spot, Lough Erne Resort stands proud on its own peninsula of over six hundred beautiful acres.
The resort has been home to celebrities, movie stars, champion golfers and world leaders. The G8 summit took place here in 2013, with then British Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama and the other political heads of the most important states in the world gathering to discuss the big issues. A summit Mr Cameron later described as ‘one of the most successful and peaceful summits in recent history.’ And it’s easy to see why that could happen. There is a natural calm here, descended from an area which has known its fair share of turbulence in a history going back over 500 years. Here is a spot where divine natural tranquility reigns supreme.
General Manager at Lough Erne is William Kirby, coming to the resort from his last GM post at Mount Juliet in Co. Kilkenny. William brings with him all the expertise of running a five star country house hotel and estate. And a fair whack of humour and generosity of spirit, enabling him to steer this ship with an experienced hand, to lead a hotel team who are cementing the reputation of Lough Erne as a modern destination resort.
William says, ‘Lough Erne is unique in that it is on its own peninsula in one of the most beautiful places in Ireland. This peninsula is like a nature reserve, with all the aspects of the lake and surrounding land. We want people to come here and enjoy Lough Erne as an accessible lifestyle experience for the discerning traveller.’
Part of that lifestyle experience includes superlative accommodation in a mixture of executive Lakeside rooms, suites and self contained lodges, all with period features and stunning views of the estate. Two world class championship golf courses, one designed by six time major winner Sir Nick Faldo, combine 36 magnificent holes in the ultimate golf experience, designed around the natural landscape of this area. Add to that a unique Thai inspired Spa which offers a special menu of relaxation therapies and treatments. And as we’re all about the food at Good Food Ireland, we can assure you that it’s all in the capable hands of experienced Executive Chef Noel McMeel, who has established the hotel as one of the best dining destinations in Ireland.
There are several options for dining at Lough Erne. ‘Our Executive Chef Noel McMeel is a great chef and very experienced. He has devised different personalities for each of our food offerings at the hotel, so guests always have choice and diversity.’ says William.
Fine dining happens in the graceful showpiece of The Catalina Restaurant. Here you will indulge in the elegance of the room, the professionalism of the team and a stunning menu which blends contemporary with classic is always influenced by local produce and seasonality. The Blaney Bar serves a tapas style Grazing Menu with smaller portion dishes, so guests can browse and share the flavours of several offerings in one meal. Alternative casual restaurant dining at The Loughside Bar and Grill comprises the ‘Steak Corner’ and ‘Burger Bar’, in what the hotel describes as ‘time honoured golfers fare’, which anyone can enjoy while admiring the views of The Faldo Championship Golf Course.
Activities at Lough Erne Resort include the Faldo Golf Academy, fly fishing on the lake, walking trails, guided, heritage and culture trails, and helicopter tours from the resort, complete with Lough Erne Picnic Hamper for the longer tours, if you so wish! All these elements combine to create the ‘lifestyle experience’ that William Kirby describes, at one of Ireland’s most exquisite gems in country house and estate living.