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Topic: Brookeborough

The Brookeborough papers comprise c.3,500 documents, c.115 volumes and 6 outsize photographs and formal documents, 1575, 1639 and 1658-c.1975, deriving from the Brooke family of Colebrooke, Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, baronets and (from 1952) Viscounts Brookeborough.
D/998/26 comprises 650 leases of farms in the manor of Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh, 1713, 1733, 1740, 1747-1881, 1891, 1894, 1903 and 1916 (with gaps in the chronological sequence between 1747 and 1881, and concentrations of documentation on years when there were major re-lettings of the estate, e.g.
The biggest single component of D/998, /1 and /21, is a run of c.1,070 maps and surveys of lands in the manor of Brookeborough, 1722-1938, some of them maps/surveys of the entire estate, notably the first in the series which is by the celebrated William Starrat, 'philomath', 1722.
www.proni.gov.uk /records/private/brookeb.htm   (9196 words)

Brookeborough, a picturesque, immaculately presented village in the North East of the county was named after Sir Henry Brooke who was granted the village in 1666 and settled in Colebrooke Park nearby.
The high street is wide and airy, its houses prettily painted and even though several dwelling houses and shops were demolished in the late 1970s to provide new Trust housing, some attractive architectural features such as oriel windows and bay windows are preserved.
Sir Basil Brooke, late Lord Brookeborough was Prime Minister of Northern Ireland at Stormont from 1943 to 1963.
www.culturenorthernireland.org /town_Home.aspx?co=5&to=110&ca=0&sca=0&navID=1   (338 words)

 Guardian | Coninuity IRA claims responsibility for bomb
Viscount Brookeborough was not on the estate tonight but his mother said the blast had been on a road outside the estate and near a church.
Lord Brookeborough, an honorary colonel in the Territorial Army, is the son of the 1st viscount who was prime minister of Northern Ireland from 1943 to 1963.
As Captain John Brooke he succeeded his father as Stormont MP for Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh in 1968 and held the seat until the dissolution of the parliament in 1972 when direct rule was introduced.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,4468014-103588,00.html   (278 words)

 Brookeborough, Basil Stanlake Brooke, 1st Viscount — FactMonster.com
Brookeborough, Basil Stanlake Brooke, 1st Viscount — FactMonster.com
After serving in the cavalry in World War I he was elected to the Senate of the first Northern Ireland Parliament (1921).
Created Viscount Brookeborough in 1952, he continued to sit at Stormont until 1968.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/people/A0809078.html   (121 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | N Ireland | Police continue search for bomb site
Police are investigating reports that a loud bang was heard at Colebrook near Brookeborough in the early hours of Wednesday.
Lord Brookeborough is an elected unionist hereditary peer who sits as an independent or "cross bencher".
The leader of the House of Lords, Lord Williams, told peers on Wednesday of an attack "with explosives" on the property of Lord Brookeborough.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/2150295.stm   (315 words)

 The IRA: A History (excerpt) [Free Republic]
Lord Brookeborough, father of the "Special Constabularies" of the North, spoke openly in an interview with Tim Pat Coogan, as recounted in Coogan's book, The IRA: A History, of his intentions to fashion a military-style Union-protection force.
Brookeborough, prime minister of the six counties in 1943-1963, recalls the paralysis of 1916 Dublin during the Easter Rising and notes that that cemented his resolve that no such event should ever take place in the North.
He was then "Viscount" Brookeborough, an angry and shamed Britisher who believed in 1918 that "something" had to be done to put down the Sinn Fein menace, as the party had just swept the Irish island in the first all-island election.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3a987ad428d1.htm   (12281 words)

 Newshound: Daily Northern Ireland news catalog - Irish News article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Officers at Brookeborough were well-armed while the station had been sandbagged and equipped with a radio telephone to call for reinforcements if needed.
His brother Ger, aged 21 at the time of the Brookeborough attack, recalls how the killing of the man they had known as a hard-working timber yard clerk, scout leader and Irish-language enthusiast had a lasting effect on the family.
Crowds lined the route to the border to pay a final tribute to South and O'Hanlon as their bodies were carried from Enniskillen to the cathedral in Monaghan, where they lay in state overnight.
www.nuzhound.com /history/goto.php?id=146065   (1328 words)

 CNN.com - Blast near NI peer's estate - July 24, 2002
Viscount Brookeborough was not on the estate on Wednesday but his mother told the Press Association news agency that the blast had been on a road outside the estate and near a church.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland said a Co. Fermanagh newspaper had received a call, accompanied by a recognised code word, alleging to be from the Continuity IRA and claiming responsibility for the attack.
As Captain John Brooke he succeeded his father as member of the Northern Ireland parliament at Stormont for Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh in 1968 and held the seat until the dissolution of the parliament in 1972 when direct rule from Britain was introduced.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/07/24/nireland.continuity/index.html   (420 words)

 Colebrooke Park
Colebrooke Park, County Fermangh is first and foremostly a family home, the seat of Viscount and Viscountess Brookeborough and one of Northern Ireland's most important and historic stately homes.
It is exclusive, discrete and has a unique lifestyle which you may experience whilst living on a working estate as a member of the family in a stately home.
The combination of historic grandeur, modern business facilities, outdoor pursuits and the renowned hospitality of the Brooke family means Colebrooke Park is a truly unique location for special events and corporate functions.
www.colebrookepark.com   (249 words)

Brookeborough is a picturesque, leafy village in the North East of the County.
The village is set in a deeply rural environment and luxuriates in the surrounding hills, offering a quiet and rewarding stop-off for any visitor.
Brookeborough Development Association are a cross- community and cross-border development group involved in a number of community initiatives and based in the old station house in Brookeborough.
www.enniskillen.com /brookeborough.html   (340 words)

 Sean South   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
In the final hours of 1956, the Pearse column of the IRA attacked the British barracks at Brookeborough, Co. Fermanagh.
They were transported 7 miles southeast to a stone barn at the Attawark crossroads, halfway between Brookeborough and the border town of Roslea.
On New Year's Eve 1996, the 40th anniversary of the Brookeborough attack, a monument built from the stones from that barn was dedicated to the memory of Sean Sabhat and Fergal O'Hanlon.
www.jdcjr.us /Songs/SeanSouth.html   (386 words)

   © The Fermanagh Herald - News Index
However, in the eyes of, one would have to say, most Nationalists the length and breadth of Ireland - O'Hanlon was from Monaghan, South from Limerick - the two dead were publicly honoured in death and went on to achieve iconic status in posterity.
Several things went wrong for the 14 IRA party, and ironically, the one thing that went right for the RUC men, the book explains, is that the Sergeant in charge, returning from a shop across the street, saw the lorry arriving and, sensing what was up, bolted into the barracks.
The surgeon who had operated on O'Hanlon confirmed that he had died as a result of shock and bleeding from his leg wounds and, in reply to Mr Hanna, he suggested his life could have been saved if he had been attended to earlier, but not when the Police arrived at Altwark.
www.nwipp-newspapers.com /FH/free/309598518244433.php   (917 words)

 International places we like - Travel - smh.com.au
Downstairs, the museum-sized rooms are filled with family portraits including those of the much-decorated Field Marshal Viscount Alanbrooke and current owner Alan Brookeborough's father, Lord Brookeborough, a former prime minister of Northern Ireland.
Lord Brookeborough's wife Janet (the viscountess) is a gracious host and competent cook who studied at Prue Leith's London School of Food and Wine.
She uses quality local produce to create excellent meals, perhaps informal lunches in the kitchen or more formal dinner parties in the impressive dining room, as well as morning and afternoon teas.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2006/08/10/1154803023174.html   (419 words)

 CAIN: 'Why?' - A pamphlet published by the Ulster Special Constabulary Association (1980)
The object of this booklet is to provide a composition and survey of events which led to the disbandment of the Ulster Special Constabulary and the coming to life of the Ulster Special Constabulary Association.
My husband, the late Lord Brookeborough, was a founder member of the USC and the first patron of the USCA.
I would pay a special tribute to their wives and families, who have had all the anxiety whilst the husband or son of the family was on duty, and have had to bear the additional burden of work and the responsibility of family care during their absence.
cain.ulst.ac.uk /issues/police/docs/usca80.htm   (4524 words)

 The Stormont Papers - Essay
This was to have a marked effect on the lives of people in Northern Ireland as it went on to enjoy the same levels of social service as the remainder of the United Kingdom with the setting up of the National Health Service in 1948.
Basil Stanlake Brooke was born on June 9th, 1888 in Colebrook, Brookeborough, County Fermanagh.
Having been appointed CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 1921, Brooke was on July 1, 1952 created Viscount Brookeborough, of Colebrook, County Fermanagh.
stormontpapers.ahds.ac.uk /stormontpapers/context.html?memberId=3   (544 words)

 Sample RASCAL Descriptions
Strengths: The Brookeborough Papers are significant for subjects relating to, and associated with, estate management and land purchase in Ireland from the early modern period onwards, for the development and evolution of family lands and property in Colebrooke, Co. Fermanagh, and for the political and personal interests and careers of prominent family members.
Physical Characteristics: The Brookeborough papers comprise c.3,500 documents, c.115 volumes and 6 outsize photographs and formal documents, 1575, 1639 and 1658-c.1975.
Special access arrangements can be made, but intending researchers should write well in advance stating what it is they wish to see and explaining the nature of their research.
www.qub.ac.uk /rascal/CLDs/CLD26.html   (695 words)

 It was always time to go : Troops Out Now!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The northern state was created in 1921 as a sectarian state, "a Protestant state for a Protestant people" as Lord Brookeborough, one of its Prime Ministers called it.
Its ruling class protected their power by maintaining sectarianism; from calls by Brookeborough (again) to only employ loyal Protestants, to loyalist death squads killing and driving out those who resisted (Catholic or Protestant).
It was created as a society where your chances of housing and employment depended on your religion.
flag.blackened.net /revolt/ws94/troops43.html   (1169 words)

 Background to the Conflict
The retirement in 1963 of the Prime Minister, Lord Brookeborough, who was to many Catholics the personification of right-wing Unionist opinion and his replacement by Captain Terence O'Neill, seemed to be a victory for moderation.
The southern connections of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions, to which most Northern workers were affiliated, had ensured its non-recognition by the Brookeborough administration.
In 1964 a compromise was reached when the Congress was recognised by the Stormont parliament in return for greater independence being granted to its Northern Ireland Committee.
www.irelandseye.com /aarticles/history/events/conflict/bttc4.shtm   (1010 words)

 An Phoblacht: O'Hanlon and Sabhat to be remembered in commemorative booklet
Titled The Pearse Column and the Brookeborough Raid the booklet will be released this coming Friday 8 December and details the events surrounding the deaths of the two volunteers as part of a raid on the RUC barracks in the Fermanagh village of Brookeborough.
O'Donnell will outline the events of the Brookeborough raid as well as other raids along the Fermanagh border in the course of the IRA's 1956 to 1962 border campaign which was code-named Operation Harvest.
The Pearse Column and the Brookeborough Raid will be launched in the Donn Carragh Hotel, Lisnaskea, County Fermanagh on Friday night at 8pm and will be followed by a function in McCaffrey's Bar afterwards.
www.anphoblacht.com /news/detail/17069   (348 words)

 News | Telegraph
The Continuity IRA detonated a bomb yesterday near an entrance to the estate owned by Lord Brookeborough, the grandson of a Northern Ireland prime minister.
Lord Brookeborough, 50, was not on the estate last night, but his mother said the blast had been on a road outside the estate and near a church.
Lord Brookeborough is on the police board of Northern Ireland and served in the 17th/21st Lancers before transferring to the Ulster Defence Regiment's Fermanagh Battalion in which he became a company commander in 1977.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2002/07/25/nuls225.xml   (295 words)

 Information on community groups and voluntary organizations in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Brookeborough After-school Club provides a quality service at a reasonable rate.
The normal monthly meeting of the Brookeborough Historical Society is being changed from the third Monday 19th February to Monday 26th February at the usual time of 8:00pm.
Brookeborough Women's Group are starting line dancing classes for beginners at Brookeborough Station House, from 7.30pm - 9pm.
www.fermanagh.info /news.php   (2276 words)

 "Mechanical Contractors Ireland Brookeborough Co Fermanagh" "Thomas Hanna"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Thomas Hanna & Co was established in 1969 by Thomas Hanna as a small business run from home.
In 2003 it expanded to Thomas Hanna & Co Ltd with over twenty five full time employees run from the purpose built offices and yard at 74 Main Street, Brookeborough.
Whilst the company in its earlier years concentrated on local domestic installations, it now also carries out large industrial and commercial installations throughout Northern and Southern Ireland.
www.thomashanna.co.uk   (137 words)

 IIS Publications: Biography: Brookeborough   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The book explains for the first time exactly what happened in 1943 when he took over as prime minister.
The Brookeborough diaries and correspondence, previously closed to the public, and consulted here for the first time, along with recently released government papers, give special insights into the life and activities of this important figure.
The book casts a fascinating light on the history of Northern Ireland, particularly in the critical years of 1921-3 and in the early years of the Second World War.
www.qub.ac.uk /iis/publications/OutofPrintPubs/Brookeborough.htm   (130 words)

 CAIN: Newspaper Interview with Lord Brookeborough, ex-Premier of Northern Ireland, 30 October 1968
CAIN: Newspaper Interview with Lord Brookeborough, ex-Premier of Northern Ireland, 30 October 1968
Newspaper Interview with Lord Brookeborough (ex-Premier of Northern Ireland), 30 October 1968
CAIN is based within the University of Ulster.
cain.ulst.ac.uk /issues/politics/docs/lb301068.htm   (315 words)

 RTÉ News: Explosion site located on Lord's estate
Police have located what they believe was the site of an explosion early on Wednesday morning near the home of Viscount Brookeborough at Colebrooke in County Fermanagh.
They say it left a small crater three and a half feet wide and two feet deep in a bank at the side of a road on the edge of Lord Brookeborough's estate.
Lord Brookeborough is a member of the Policing Board.
www.rte.ie /news/2002/0726/cira.html   (179 words)

 Brookeborough, Basil Stanlake Brooke
He advocated discrimination in private as well as public employment, stating that ‘he had not a Roman Catholic about his own place,’ and in 1959 supported the section of the Unionist Council which rejected the notion of allowing Catholics to join the Unionist Party.
Following increasing political discontent led by the Northern Ireland Labour Party and dissension within his own party about rising unemployment and the poor state of the economy, Brookeborough resigned at the age of 75 on 23 March 1963.
Helicon Publishing is a division of Research Machines plc.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0018049.html   (422 words)

 Brookeborough estate agents with property for sale - BT94, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland
Brookeborough is a small town in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
We have seven estate agents, three mortgage advisers and one conveyancing solicitor covering Brookeborough.
One person has used Estate Angels to contact a mortgage adviser here during the last twelve months, which is an increase of 100% over the preceding twelve months.
www.estateangels.co.uk /estate_agents/brookeborough   (497 words)

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