Share Discovery Village has been welcoming families, groups and individuals to our estate for holidays since 1981 and with so much to offer people of all ages, abilities and interests, it’s not hard to see why people keep coming back. Based on the shores of the magnificent Upper Lough Erne in County Fermanagh, with easy access to many other lakeland attractions as well as the Wild Atlantic Way, a holiday at SHARE is always going to be eventful.
Here we reveal our top 10 reasons to have a holiday at Share Discovery Village, the lakeside charity that provides accessibility to all.
Reasons to Holiday at Share Discovery Village
Friendly, highly trained staff:
Our staff are the pride of our company and the feedback that we receive is absolutely fantastic. Each member of our team is highly trained on all of the activities they deliver and you can be guaranteed that you will be treated with respect, have a great laugh and go away with a huge smile on your face!
Some of our staff have also achieved incredible feats in the outdoors throughout their lifetime, which highlights their passion for their career choice. Elaine ‘Shooter’ Alexander kayaked the whole way around Ireland (1000 miles) in 71 days and Colin Lively has taken on some of the world’s toughest and most remote climbs such as Denali in North America and Mount Elbrus in Southern Russia.
It’s not just the outdoor staff who will greet you with a smile and a chat but also our maintenance, kitchen, housekeeping and office staff who you are likely to meet around the centre on your holiday in Fermanagh.
The rural, 65-acre holiday village that is SHARE could not be situated in a more beautiful and relaxing location. The estate is surrounded by green grass and trees on one side and the clear blue water of Upper Lough Erne on the other. While on your Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter vacation here, you have the freedom to go out and explore the area in your leisure-time. There are cool walking trails through our forested areas and don’t forget Smith’s Strand Beach, ideal for relaxing at on a hot summer’s day!
Glamping on Trannish Island:
How would your group like to kick back and relax on an island for the weekend? Well, if the answer is ‘yes’, Trannish Island Bothy is sure to be right up your street! Offering wonderful glamping accommodation to exclusively spend the night in the company of your friends and family. Share Discovery Village own a charming little house on Trannish Island that is used as a relaxing retreat by groups and families. This back-to-basics experience helps you connect to nature and encourages learning, developing your paddling to initially get out to the island and then your fire lighting skills to cook a tasty meal. The paddle to the island is an amazing part of the experience and, when out on the island, there is a covered BBQ and seating area for groups to gather around and have a (vegan) burger and a beer together.
Cosy, affordable accommodation:
Our cosy, self-catering chalets are ideal for families or groups of all sizes as we have various options that can sleep from 8 to 14 people. Each of the chalets are fully accessible for those with disabilities and every bedroom is en-suite with wet rooms. You can relax in your chalet while watching TV in the comfort of the living room or you can get out and come into our Farmhouse Area to play a game of pool with your friends or family. The chalets are at the centre of the holiday village which gives you easy access to the leisure suite and all of the activities on site.
Down near the waterfront is our amazing leisure suite which boasts a fully accessible swimming pool, steam room, sauna and gymnasium. While on your holiday at Share, you can avail of discounted passes to the leisure suite which is perfect for parents and older group members to relax while the kids enjoy paddling in the pool. Sports teams or clubs that are on a team bonding trip can use the gym facilities to keep themselves in peak condition when they have spare time. But, of course, the most important thing to mention about our leisure suite is that we sell Maud’s Ice Cream and Slush Puppies – ideal for those with a sweet tooth!
No holiday is complete without taking part in some thrilling activities and here at SHARE, we have them in abundance! You don’t need to go on a foreign holiday to experience thrilling water activities because here we offer the likes of banana boating, water park sessions, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing right on your doorstep! For those holiday makers who would prefer to stay dry, not to worry – there is a huge selection of land activities to choose from such as climbing, archery, human fussball and other arts activities. With over 30 activities to choose from, as well as an on-site gravel football field and 2 play parks, there’s no chance anyone will be complaining about boredom!
The Arts Arena at Share Discovery Village boasts a number of fantastic meeting rooms that can be used by groups for activities, team building or simply to hook up the projector and watch a movie on the big screen. For the parents and group leaders on the holiday, there is also the Trannish Bar which is fully stocked and licensed and is open during busy periods and can be opened on request. What more could you ask for?!
Delicious Dining Options:
We also offer full board accommodation options where you can avail of a tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner cooked by our kitchen staff in our spacious dining hall. Our kitchen recently achieved a 5* ‘Scores on the Door’ recognition for the standard of the catering and cleanliness. We recognise that every group has different dietary requirements and tastes so we can tailor a meal to suit your needs while on your family vacation or group holiday in Fermanagh. Other special catering options include Afternoon Tea with scrumptious scones and treats as well as the Trannish BBQ or Knockninny Buffet.
If your group are interested in a relaxing guided tour of Lough Erne, look no further than the Inishcruiser at SHARE. This 57-seater cruiser with a fully licensed bar on-board will take you on a 1.5/2-hour journey around the many stunning islands speckled throughout Upper Lough Erne. The cruiser can be booked for private hire, public cruises on Bank Holidays and there is also the option for Afternoon Tea on-board!
Nearby Tourist Attractions:
When on your holiday at Share Discovery Village you are situated in the ideal location to go and experience other tourist attractions around the Fermanagh Lakelands as well as further afield. The Cuilcagh Mountain Boardwalk (Stairway to Heaven – Legnabrocky Trail) is only a 30-minute drive away from the centre and so is the Marble Arch Caves which is steeped in natural wonder and history. Other nearby visitor attractions include Crom Estate, Florencecourt House, the Hare Krishna Island and Erne Water Taxi.
If you’re planning a holiday in Ireland and want excitement as well as relaxation, look no further than Share Discovery Village in Lisnaskea. As you can see, we have every angle covered for family holidays, team bonding trips, corporate breaks and much more so get yourselves to Fermanagh for a vacation this year and have an experience you won’t forget in a hurry!
Check out our blog on the Top 10 Reasons to have an Outdoor Career at SHARE!