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World War II Beacon: Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh

World War II Beacon - Photo by Virtual Visit Northern Ireland

World War II Beacon – Photo by Virtual Visit Northern Ireland

Lough Erne served as Britain’s western-most flying boat station during World War II. Castle Archdale was set up as a Royal Air Force base in an effort to protect Atlantic shipping from German U-boats. A beacon was erected on the point to assist the planes as they made their water landings. A museum at Castle Archdale Park looks more closely at this period with an exhibit called “Castle Archdale at War.”

Written by Corey Taratuta

Corey Taratuta

Corey hosts the Irish Fireside podcast and blog which has been named Best Blog of the Diaspora by the Irish Web Awards. His work has appeared on Google Field Trip, www.Lonely Planet.com, National Public Radio, www.WanderingEducators.com, www.BritMums.com, www.DiscoveryWorld.org, and elsewhere. His web community has been named finalist for the People’s Choice Podcast Awards and Irish Blog Awards, and his Irish travel program has ranked in the iTunes Top 50 Travel Podcasts. Corey’s Tips | Website

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