Just ten miles outside Enniskillen and Nestled at the heart of Boho, amongst the wild rambling hills and on the doorstep of the Boho Caves – sits the Linnet Inn.
Steeped in local tradition and dating back over two hundred years, the Linnet Inn stands proudly as Fermanagh’s only Thatched Public House and one of only a few remaining thatched pubs on the island of Ireland.
A second generation Owner, Dessie McKenzie has been landlord since 2011 and is known to locals and visitors alike. Dessie’s a familiar local figure and his stories about Boho are legendary.
His personal history growing up at the Linnet Inn goes back a long way and he can often be overheard telling tales of his father, Brian re-thatching and fixing up the roof over the years – and entertaining visitors to Boho.
Brian was the previous landlord alongside Dessie’s mother Annie, a local musician – and together, they welcomed visitors to “McKenzies” from far and wide. During the McKenzie’s two generations at the Linnet Inn, “Fermanagh’s Thatched Pub” has been and remains a focal point of interest for tourists and locals alike. It has also been a hot spot for singers, musicians and the local live music scene.
Brian, a master craftsmen has a lasting legacy at the Linnet Inn in the form of the man-made marvel, the Cave Bar at the back of the Pub. The remarkable Cave inside a Pub has to be seen to be believed. Many cavers, GOT fans and tourists can be found enjoying a quiet pint alongside the locals in the Cave Bar before or after a walk in the Boho area.
So come and while away the hours at the Linnet Inn. On cooler days, settle in the bar and snug by hearth fire – and in the warmer months enjoy the peaceful tranquility of Fermanagh in Boho’s one and only beer garden
“I knew the mavis of Monea and the blackbird of Stratore, The leveroc of old
Carngreen and the goldfinch of Knockmore; But of all the birds in bush or sky, that sang there long ago, None can compare with the linnet fair that charms the groves of Boho.”