Explains the role played of Castle Archdale during the war and this display includes such items as old parts of aeroplanes, fuel tanks and old documents relating to the war. Lough Erne played an important role as the most westerly flying-boat station, from which aircraft protected the allied convoys from the U-Boat threat in the North Atlantic. There is also a collection of farm machinery and equipment telling the story of agriculture through the ages.
- Part disabled access
Northern Ireland Environment Agency
346 Killadeas Road Irvinestown Co. Fermanagh BT94 1PP
Sun & BHol 1200-1600. (Closed 25, 31 Dec.)
During WW2, RAF Castle Archdale housed up to 2,500 people and was a major base for flying boats. PBY Catalinas and Short Sunderlands flew from Castle Archdale to protect Atlantic shipping from German U-boats.