Station House sits on the edge of Irvinestown in the Northern County of Fermanagh. A sizeable town, it has a fine supermarket and a wonderful hotel bar.
photo David Bolton
30% of Fermanagh is covered with lakes and waterways.
The two Loughs of the Erne basin are connected by the River Erne which flows North-Westwards into the Atlantic at Ballyshannon. Lower Lough Erne is further North as it is furthest downstream.
The Counties capital town, Enniskillen, lies on the stretch between the two lakes, and is just 15 minutes drive away.
Both Samuel Beckett and Oscar Wilde attended Portora Royal School in Enniskillen, though not at the same time obviously.
Lower Lough Erne is a huge expanse of water, over five miles wide at its widest point and 18 miles in length. The lough is dotted with numerous islands, rocky outcrops and reaches depths of over 200 feet in places, making it ideal habitat for Brown Trout and large numbers of coarse fish species.
Upper Lough Erne, on the other hand is a maze of channels and islands with vast reed beds and ideal habitats for Pike..
A canal, the Shannon-Erne Waterway, runs between the upper end of the River Shannon and the River Erne, and utilises sixteen locks. The lakes are home to a maze of Islands, the largest being Boa which is 8km long and contains notable pagan stone relics.