Lough Erne is a great lake for swimming, although it is not designed as such. All along its shore it is dotted with jetties , put there for boats and fishermen but good for fishermen. These jetties provide a protected swimming space and usually have ladders which give good access.
One of these is Trory, not far from Enniskillen and where a ferry to the monastic settlement on nearby Devenish island departs, but not when we were there. The water in Trory was soft, dark and refreshing. As in all such lakes we didn’t partake in any diving not knowing what lies underneath in those dark waters. We always advise people never to dive into such waters.
This is one of many such jetties on Lower Lough Erne and you could spend a lovely ay touring from one to the next and looking across the lake as you swim to a most impressive vista.
From Enniskillen take the A32 in the direction of Irvinestown and Omagh. On the outskirts of the town and before you come to a large roundabout, watch out for a left hand turn signposted for the ferry. Follow this narrow road to the lake and then veer left for the Trory jetty. There is adequate room for parking.