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  County Fermanagh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The county is approximately 120 km from Belfast and 160 km from Dublin.
In Northern Ireland the county borders County Tyrone to the north-east, and in the Republic of Ireland the county borders County Monaghan to the south-east, County Cavan and County Leitrim to the south-west and County Donegal to the north-west.
Fermanagh is part of the Fermanagh and South Tyrone Parliamentary Constituency, renowned for high levels of voting and for electing Provisional IRA hunger-striker Bobby Sands as a Member of Parliament in a by-election shortly before his death in 1981.
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 County Fermanagh, ©Jane Lyons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fermanagh is bounded on the east by Tyrone and Monaghan, on the north by Tyrone, on the north-west and west by Donegal, and on the south-west and south by Leitrim and Cavan, and the County is completely divided by its two great lakes.
In few counties do the territorial families maintain their mansion houses and demesne lands in keeping with family traditions to the same extent as in Fermanagh, contributing thereby to the well being of the district, and adding to the charm of lake and countryside by the profuseness of the woods and plantations.
Previous to the reign of James I. Enniskillen, the capital of Fermanagh, was a stronghold of the Maguires, the chieftains of Fermanagh, one of whose castles stood on an island in the river connecting Upper with Lower Lough Erne.
www.from-ireland.net /descrs/ferm/fermanulster.htm   (2685 words)

 Ireland Travel Guide: County Fermanagh
Fermanagh is dominated by Lough Erne, which is 50 miles (80 km) long from one end to the other and is divided in two.
The county’s ancient heritage is revealed on the islands in its lakes and particularly in the Burren area near Belcoo, which has lots of archaeological monuments, including portal and wedge tombs and a court tomb.
Enniskillen is in the middle of the county, on an island in the River Erne, between Upper and Lower Lough Erne.
www.authenticireland.com /travel_guide/fermanagh.htm   (735 words)

 County Fermanagh - selected monuments
There are many examples of stone circles in high bogland in N Fermanagh, South Derry and Tyrone, but this is one of the most accessible and charming, despite the surrounding fence and inappropriate gravel (white quartzite chips would be much more in keeping with ancient tradition!).
Measuring 13 metres in diameter, it originally had 39 upright stones up to 1.8 metres in height, with a probable gap to the NW where there is a small carefully-constructed cairn of stones contained within a kerb almost 4 metres in diameter.
Fermanagh and Leitrim were of course, until the last subjugation by the English, the most inaccessible and culturally conservative part of Ireland.
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 County Fermanagh - Irish Vacation Travel Specialists
Ireland’s Lakeland County, Fermanagh is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland, bordering the Republic and is renowned for its fishing and boating.
Enniskillen is the county town of Fermanagh and the town is dominated by Enniskillen Castle, which was long the stronghold of the Maguire Clan.
Fermanagh borders County Tyrone to the north east, County Donegal to the north west, with counties Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan are along its southern borders.
www.12travel.com /ie/information/irish_counties/fermanagh.html   (267 words)

 County Fermanagh
FERMANAGH, fer-man' a, an inland county of Ireland, in Ulster, inclosed by the cos.
EN NISKIL' LEN, a parliamentary and municipal borough, thriving market-town, and parish of Ireland, Ulster, capital, co. of Fermanagh, mostly built on an island, on the river connecting Upper and lower Lough Erne, 87 miles N.W. of Dublin.
It is well built, and has a county court-house and prison, a town-hall, in which are preserved the banners borne by the Enniskilleners at the battle of the Boyne, a richly endowed school, large barracks, an infirmary, union work-house, linen-hall, 2 or 3 branch banks, 2 weekly newspapers, &c., a small manufactory of cutlery.
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 Kennys: County Fermanagh Books - Kennys Irish Bookshop, Galway, Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fermanagh is also the name of one of the 26 district councils in Northern Ireland which contains all of the county it is named after, plus a small section of County Tyrone in the Dromore and Kilskeery road areas.
It is one of the nine counties that constitute the province of Ulster.
Fermanagh is a predominantly rural region with its geography dominated by two lakes: Upper Lough Erne and Lower Lough Erne.
www.kennysirishbookshop.ie /categories/irishcounties/fermanagh.shtml   (336 words)

 Belleek, County Fermanagh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Belleek is a village in the west of County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland on the River Erne.
It straddles the border with County Donegal, the majority of Belleek being in Fermanagh, but a small part is in the Republic of Ireland.
It is situated in the Fermanagh District Council area.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Belleek,_County_Fermanagh   (522 words)

 County Fermanagh Tourist Information, Sites And Activities
Located in the southwest corner of Northern Ireland, County Fermanagh offers many attractions for both the first time visitor and the seasoned traveler to the Emerald Isle, without the heavy tourism and commercialism found in some areas of Ireland.
This is the Lakeland of Ireland, one third of the county is under the Upper and Lower Lough (Lake) Erne that divides the county at a diagonal.
The County Fermanagh Hotel Association has a well-designed web site that shows many of the tourist sites and activities in the county, as well as hotels and accommodations in Fermanagh.
www.cassidyclan.org /fermanagh.htm   (986 words)

 Fermanagh - enniskillen.com
The atrraction of Fermanagh lies in the tranquillity of its crystal clear lakes and surroundings, rich heritage and wide choice of visitor attractions, and also in the friendliness of the people and that famous Fermanagh welcome.
County Fermanagh is known as Northern Irelands lake district making it the perfect holiday destination for cruising and other water based holidays.
The main town in County Fermanagh is Enniskillen; this picturesque island town hosts a multitude of attractions including the Enniskillen castle and heritage centre and the Buttermarket craft and design centre.
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 Holywell, County Fermanagh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Holywell is a small village in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, near Belcoo.
It is in the Fermanagh District Council area.
Templerushin Church at Holywell has a little window in the wall of the church known as the leper window, where those with this illness could look in to observe Mass but could not attend.
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 Co Fermanagh Bios
The father was also born in County Fermanagh, March 27, 1844, and he followed farming in Ireland until 1880, when he took his family to New York city, where he lived for two years, but in 1882 removal was made to Delaware county, Iowa, where he has since followed farming.
Her father was born in County Fermanagh, March 11, 1826, while the mother's birth occurred in County Cork.
Biographical Souvenir of the counties of Delaware and Buchanan Iowa.
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 Fermanagh - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Fermanagh, historic county in the south-west of Northern Ireland, bounded by the former county of Tyrone to the north, and Cavan, Leitrim, and...
Fermanagh and South Tyrone, United Kingdom parliamentary constituency in the south-west of Northern Ireland, bordered to the south by the Republic...
This report on the first Fermanagh and South Tyrone by-election of 1981 appeared in The Times on April 11, 1981.
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 Hoganstand.com - GAA Football & Hurling
The Erne County’s most illustrious GAA career must surely belong to Peter McGinnity, a man who excelled on literally all stages as a player and is forging a similar reputation for himself as a coach.
Meanwhile, with Fermanagh, Peter won an Ulster minor league in 1970 and featured on the sides beaten by Derry and Tyrone respectively in the Ulster MFC finals of ’70 and ’71.
They won it again in 1999 when current county boss Dominic Corrigan was manager; reached the 2000 final; shared last year’s Cup with Omagh CBS when the competition over-ran due to the Foot and Mouth crisis; and made it to the All-Ireland final this year only to lose out to St Jarlaths.
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 Hidden Fermanagh: Traditional Music and Song from County Fermanagh
It is easy to get lost in Fermanagh, especially around the shores of Upper Lough Erne where a maze of highways and (more often) byways appears determined to draw you inevitably to the waterside and signposts always seem to read “Newtownbutler 7”.
That is not to say, of course, that the county lacks a musical heritage, just that (as the title of this welcome publication and its accompanying CD suggest) it lacks the profile of Clare, Galway or neighbouring Donegal.
Despite its relative isolation, this part of Fermanagh seems not to have been off the beaten track as far as visiting musicians were concerned, though John also met others at his bands’ gigs around the Northwest of Ireland.
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 County Fermanagh - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Fermanagh, former county, Ulster Province, southwestern Northern Ireland; Enniskillen was the county town.
It includes nine counties: Cavan, Donegal, and Monaghan, now in Ireland; and the former counties of Antrim,...
County, a unit of local government in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and several other nations.
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In the north-west Fermanagh touches the shore of Lough Melvin, and set among hills on the western border are Upper and Lower Lough Macnean.
The limestone hills of west Fermanagh contain many interesting cave systems, and with the exception of County Clare is the most notable area in Ireland for the speleologist.
This is a county with many attractions for the visitor; boating and fishing on the 'lakeland of Ulster', climbing, interesting monuments, and throughout the county the charm of good scenery and pleasant towns
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 Ireland Now County Fermanagh, Ulster
The county of Fermanagh is world famous for the vast array of scenery including beautiful waterways and historical statues.
Much of Fermanagh is covered by Lough Erne, a lake in which its Upper and Lower sections join at the settlement we today call killen.
As with any other rural county, the farming industry is widespread in Fermanagh, but the main source of income for the county is through its tourism exploits.
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 Fermanagh Northern Ireland tourism - hotels, bed and breakfast,car rentals Fermanagh, county maps...
Fermanagh Northern Ireland tourism - hotels, bed and breakfast,car rentals Fermanagh, county maps...
County Fermanagh - Lough Erne and West Fermanagh
The most remarkable natural feature in County Fermanagh is the River Erne, which winds through the centre of the county.
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 Fermanagh County Directory 1862
According to the Census of 1861, the total population of the county was 105,372.
The county is within the military district of Dublin; and there are barrack Stations at Enniskillen and Belleek.
‡ Are Governors of the District Lunatic Asylum for the County
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 County Fermanagh Information Fermanagh Information Fermanagh Ireland Tourist Information Fermanagh Attractions County ...
The rivers and lakes of Fermanagh are heavy with fish and Lough Erne has claimed many world coarse angling match records.
Enniskillen Castle was the medieval seat of the Maguires, chieftains of Fermanagh, who policed the lough with a private navy of 1,500 boats.
This famous castle was once the stronghold of Gaelic chieftains the Maguires and later a Plantation Castle and Army Barracks.
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 County Fermanagh, Ireland
People said that they came from A, B, or C, possibly in such and such a county in Ireland, and the thing is, that today, some people don't know if their ancestors were talking about the Civil Parish that they came from or the Religious parish or Barony or which division.
For whatever reason, you may not be able to find that elusive placename in the county that you know your ancestor/s came from.
The centre for any registration district was a town in a county and the area taken in by the Poor Law Union related to that town.
www.from-ireland.net /contents/fermanconts.htm   (2293 words)

 County Fermanagh Towns - Enniskillen, Fermanagh
Enniskillen Castle was the medieval seat of the Maguires, chieftains of Fermanagh.
Five miles south of Belleek, Garrison has a fine situation at the eastern end of Lough Melvin; it is an angling centre for this lake, most of which is on the County Donegal side of the border.
The lake has a good run of spring salmon and it holds three genetically distinct sub species of wild trout (sonaghan, gillaroo and ferox), as well as big brown trout and char, another salmonid, all with very distinct appearances and feeding habits.
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 County Fermanagh: Ireland Accommodation: Ireland-Ac.com:
County Fermanagh is one of the three inland counties of Northern Ireland.
The population of County Fermanagh is approximately 54,000 with the main town being Enniskillen.
Cuilcagh Mountain is the highest location in the county at just over 2,180 feet with much of the remainder of the county being hilly.
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 Northern Ireland - County Fermanagh
Roach, perch, bream, rudd and eels abound, and the reedy shores of
Major attractions are the Marble Arch Caves, price: about US$8.00 for a 90 minute guided tour which includes an underground boat trip on a subterranean lake and exploration of stalactites and stalagmites in these underwater caves; and two superb stately homes, both in National Trust care and open from April to September.
Today the castle houses the county museum which contains exhibits and an audio-visual program on the region's natural history, archaeology and folklore, the Regimental museum with trophies of the Inniskilling regiments who fought at Waterloo; price: about US$1.60.
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