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County Fermanagh by F. J. Cole

Published in ‘Ulster’ the official publication of the Ulster Development Association Ltd., 1939

“And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes
dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the
cricket sings.
There midnight’s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening’s full of the linnet’s wings.”
W. B. Yeats

County Fermanagh derives its name from Firmonach, the men of Monach, a Leinster tribe of which some members settled around the shores of Lough Erne early in the Christian era. 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.

Loughs Erne.
The river which forms the main source of these rises in Co. Longford, and after passing through Co. Cavan to the southern border of Ulster and of Co. Fermanagh, unites with two other rivers to form Upper Lough Erne, a lake about 15 miles in length and 4 miles in breadth.

At its northern extremity Upper Lough Erne narrows into two channels around the island on which Enniskillen is built, and about a mile to the north-west of that town the confluence broadens into the magnificent sheet of water known as Lower Lough Erne, which is about 20 miles in length, and at its widest point about 7 miles in breadth. Near the western border of the county this lake again narrows into a river before its waters enter on their final journey past Belleek and Ballyshannon into the Atlantic Ocean. With a navigable course of over fifty miles amongst scores of islands, many of which are covered with trees and luxuriant foliage to the water’s edge, Upper and Lower Lough Erne, as well as the adjoining lakes of Macnean and Melvin, present to the yachtsman and the oarsman, as well as to the motorist and the pedestrian, scenes of unrivalled beauty. “The beauty of Ireland is the beauty of its waters,” says Mr. Stephen Gwynn, and these words are singularly appropriate when applied to the Lake district of Ulster. The tranquil beauty of the wooded islands as they stud the placid bosom of Lough Erne, the exquisite settings of the sylvan scenes which surround the sun-kissed waters, the purple heaths which crown the wild declivities, the grey rocks, and storm-pitted cliffs combine each with the other
to create a veritable dream of loveliness. 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. Amid such surroundings it would be difficult to find more effective settings for the many ruined and picturesque castles whose weather-worn and war-scarred battlements reflect the turbulent history of the Ulster Plantation.

Enniskillen.
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. The old name of this island was Innis Cethlen or Cethlen’s Island, thought to have been so called from Cethlen, wife of Balor of the Mighty Blows, one of the mythical Fomorian Kings of Ireland. In 1607 we find William Cole in possession of a castle as its captain and warden, and between 1611 and 1613 the advantage of the situation induced James I. to make him considerable grants of land, including one-third of the Island of Inniskilling on condition that he thereon built a town and settled twenty British families who were to be incorporated as burgesses. This castle was situated to the west of the town in what is now called the Castle Barracks, and of it very little remains except a turreted gateway which may be seen on the river side.

Florencecourt.
Captain William Cole was ancestor of the Earls of Enniskillen, and since 1756 the family have resided in the palatial mansion of Florencecourt, which, with a frontage of 260 feet is probably the finest mid-Georgian mansion in Northern Ireland.

The Royal School.
In 1618, under Royal Charter, there was founded the celebrated Royal School of Enniskillen. At first carried on at Lisnaskea, the school was subsequently transferred to Enniskillen. In 1777 the main portion of the present building, which has since been largely added to, was erected in the beautiful Enniskillen suburb of Portora. Many Portora boys have become famous, amongst such being the first Lord Plunkett, Rev. H. F. Lyte (author of “Abide with Me” ), Archbishop Magee of Dublin, and the brilliant but unfortunate Oscar Wilde.

The Enniskillen Regiments.
During the Revolution of I 689 the residents of Enniskillen who were mainly the Protestant descendants of English and Scottish settlers, learning that two companies of infantry belonging to the army of James II. were to be quartered on the inhabitants, decided on resistance, and, in an engagement fought outside the town, were successful in dispersing the invading forces. Throughout the remainder of this campaign Enniskillen was held for William III., under the governorship of Gustavus Hamilton, a Fermanagh gentleman of Monea Castle. From the men who fought for Enniskillen at this time there subsequently developed those well-known regiments of the British Army, the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons and Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, regiments which have brought fame to Enniskillen throughout the British Empire.

The Cathedral.
The Episcopalian Cathedral, formerly the Parish Church of Enniskillen, with nave, chancel and side aisles, built in 1842 on the site of an older church, contains a statue to the memory of General the Hon. Sir Galbraith Lowry Cole, G.C.B., Commander of the 4th Division during the Peninsular War . The three guidons of the Inniskilling Dragoons and the colours of the lnniskilling Fusiliers are deposited here.

War Memorials
In Belmore Street will be seen two handsome War Memorials; one in memory of the Fermanagh men who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War , and the other commemorative of the officers and men of the Inniskilling Dragoons and Inniskilling Fusiliers who fell in the last South African War . Enniskillen is fortunate in having a well laid out public park, known as Forthill. This contains a magnificent pillar and statue erected to General the Hon. Sir Galbraith Lowry Cole, G.C.B., which can be seen at considerable distances from the town.

Fermanagh Celebrities.
Amongst the Fermanagh men who became famous abroad were Dr. Wm. Irvine, born in Enniskillen in 1741, who raised and equipped the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment, and was in command of the North Western Frontier during the American War of Independence, also Colonel Francis Nichols, born at Crieve Hill, Co. Fermanagh, 1737, who achieved distinction at the same time.

Castle Coole.
One of the stateliest residences in Ireland is Castle Coole, seat of the Earl of Belmore. Surrounded by a well wooded demesne of 1,500 acres, which is much admired by visitors entering Enniskillen via the road from Belfast and Dublin, the mansion was erected at the beginning of the nineteenth century, and is built of Portland stone, which in the wholesome air of Co. Fermanagh has retained its wonderful whiteness. It is stated the cost was £54,000, a princely sum at that period.

It would be difficult to imagine a more charming or romantic district for the holiday-maker than can be found in the neighbourhood of Enniskillen, and visitors will, therefore, regard that town as a convenient centre from which to arrange their itineraries. The respective train and bus services concentrate on the town where there are excellent hotels such as the Imperial, Royal, and Railway, as well as the prettily situated Lough Erne Hotel at Killadeas, about seven miles distant.

Lake Drive.
No one who desires to see Fermanagh can omit the magnificent drive around the shores of Lower Lough Erne, and as the distance via Belleek is only fifty-seven miles over excellent roads, the journey can be done in a few hours.

Leaving Enniskillen at the eastern end the motorist bears left at the South African War Memorial, and after a few miles passes Trory Church, “Rossfad,” the residence of Colonel Richardson, “St. Angelo,” the residence of the Bishop of Clogher, the Lough Erne Hotel at Killadeas, and later the village of Lisnarick and Castle Archdale, with its pretty church adjoining the road.

Castle Archdale.
In the early years of the 17th century Irish roads were few and travelling was dangerous; in consequence, the under-takers of the Ulster Plantation quickly recognised the advantage afforded by residence on a great watery high-way like Lough Erne, which provided a method of communication which was speedy and secure. Many of the sites then chosen for the Plantation castles are remarkable for their beauty, and, in this respect, it would be difficult to find a more picturesquely situated ruin than that of the original Castle Archdale, which is a fine example of the architectural design of the period. The modern castle, a noble structure, is the home of Mr. H. B. Archdale.

After passing Castle Archdale, the motorist is recommended to leave the main road for a little, and keep to the left by the Clareview road. As this is an old highway and somewhat narrow, drivers are advised to exercise care, but the entrancing view, which is quickly obtained, of White Island and its surroundings on Lough Erne, will well repay any inconvenience caused by the quality of the road.

Crevenish Castle.
Continuing by this route Crevenish Castle, another Plantation residence, is passed on the left before reaching the village of Kesh. Crevenish was built by Thomas Blennerhasset, early in the seventeenth century. During the out-break of 1641 Captain Rory Maguire, brother of Lord Maguire, who was executed at Tyburn Hill for complicity in the insurrection, resided here through having married Lady Deborah Blennerhasset. On reaching the village of Kesh, the main road to Belleek is again resumed, and two miles later the splendid new bridge is crossed into Boa Island, which is four miles in length.

Castle Caldwell.
Leaving Boa Island and proceeding five miles further, near Castle Caldwell Railway Station, will be seen the well-known fiddle stone, with its quaint reminder of the fate that befell the fiddler in 1770.
“On firm land only, exercise your skill,
There you may play and safely drink your fill.”

Belleek.
Should it be desired at this point to shorten the return journey to Enniskillen, the new Rosscor Bridge can be crossed to the southern shore of the lake, but if possible it is advisable to continue the journey to Belleek (the ford mouth of the flax stone) , where visitors can arrange to inspect the beautiful productions of the celebrated porcelain factory which was originally founded by Mr. J. C. Bloomfield, D.L., of Castle Caldwell, through the enterprise of the late Mr. McBirney, of Dublin. An opportunity
may also be taken of seeing the great sluice gates, which control the level of Lough Erne. As a fishing resort, Belleek is one of the most popular and convenient centres in Fermanagh. Proceeding from Belleek on the return journey to Enniskillen by the southern shore of the lake, motorists should note that the first few hundred yards of road between Belleek Bridge and the British Customs Hut are in Eire, and that while permission is granted by the Eire authorities to use this road, motorists must not stop until they have crossed into Northern Ireland territory.

The fascinating and fairy-like beauty which presents itself on the 22 miles run from Belleek to Enniskillen can be but faintly sketched by pen or pencil. Motorist, cyclist, and pedestrian will readily agree with the celebrated traveller, Harry De Wint, who once said:- “Nothing in Great Britain, perhaps nothing in Europe, can surpass the beauty of the whole road that leads to Enniskillen.”

Tully Castle.
About 12 miles from Belleek will be seen the picturesque ruins of Tully Castle, built by Sir John Hume, and said to have been burnt in 1641 by Captain Rory Maguire.

Nearer Enniskillen the well-wooded lands of Ely Lodge, residence of Lord Loftus, and Castle Hume, add a pleasing feature to this part of the journey.
Devenish.
Of the ancient ecclesiastical remains in Fermanagh those on the island of Devenish in Lower Lough Erne are the most important. Founded in the sixth century by St. Molaise, the oldest remaining building is the little ruined church built in that early style described as cyclopean and which is known as Molaise’s House. Originally a stone-roofed edifice, the roofing stones were somewhat ruthlessly removed early in the nineteenth century. The beautiful carving of the pilaster quoins was probably done some centuries after the date of erection. Although not the oldest, the most attractive feature is the Round Tower. Primarily used as belfries, and secondly as storehouses for the preservation of the monastic treasures during the Danish invasions, none of the Irish Round Towers retains its original beauty and perfection to a greater degree than the Devenish example. With a total vertical height of 81 feet 4 3/4 inches, the tower was originally divided into five stories, each floor being lighted by a small window, except the upper which has four windows facing the cardinal points. A feature of this tower is its richly sculptured cornice, under the cap, which displays four carved human heads over the four windows which may represent Saints Patrick, Columba, Molaise, and Brigid. The Old Abbey or Teampul Mor, the great church, was probably erected in the twelfth century and extended at later dates. A feature is the deeply embayed arched window in the south wall, near which is the mausoleum of a branch of the Maguire family.

St. Mary’s Abbey retains many traces of its architectural splendour. The quadrangular belfry tower, and the groining of its vault, together with the decorated pointed door in the northern wall are worth inspection. The cloister and the Abbey buildings lay to the north of this church. South of the Abbey is a somewhat remarkable type of ornamental cross with the Crucifixion in relief carved on its eastern side.

If time permits antiquarians might also visit White Island, with its Romanesque door and curious sculptured figures.

Ballinamallard.
Six miles north of Enniskillen, this little village stands on the banks of a good trout stream. It will no doubt be of interest to many readers to learn that two daughters of the Rev. George McDonald who were born here were respectively the mothers of Earl Baldwin and Rudyard Kipling. Two other daughters married Sir Edward Burne-Jones, the painter, and Sir Edward Poynter .

Lough Eyes.
Five miles from Enniskillen is the village of Lisbellaw, near which on Lough Eyes may be seen a number of crannoges or lake dwellings.

Lisnaskea.
Six miles to the south-west of Lisbellaw is Lisnaskea, which was one of the inauguration places of the Maguire chieftains, and where Sir James Balfour built his castle in 1615.

Crom Castle.
Six miles further south is the Earl of Erne’s demesne and castle of Crom, where will be seen the remains of the charmingly situated old castle which twice withstood the sieges of the army of King James II. Close by is a yew tree of gigantic dimensions. Visitors are usually admitted here on Fridays.

The Marble Arch.
No more delightful excursion can be arranged than one to the Marble Arch, two miles from Florencecourt, for which permits should be obtained from the Estate Office, Middleton Street, Enniskillen. Approached through a glen of great beauty, the Arch is the mouth of an underground river, which after flowing through unknown caverns here returns to the light of day. With the aid of a canvas boat some of these caves were explored by Martel, the French speleologist, accompanied by the late Dr. H. Lyster Jameson.

A short distance from here, at Gortatole, is a splendid mountain road, with magnificent panoramic views of Upper and Lower Lough Macnean, as well as of Cuilcagh Mountain, where the River Shannon rises. Close to this road are three cashels.

Doohat Monument.
On the eastern slopes of Benaughlin Mountain, at a distance of about half a mile from the Enniskillen-Swanlinbar road, is the celebrated star shaped monument of Doohat to the south of which at a distance of a few yards is a horned cairn, the whole suggesting a star and crescent.

Boho.
Among the most accessible of the Fermanagh caves are those at Boho, about six miles from Enniskillen. Colonies of Daubenton’s bat may here be found.

Knockmore.
Several other caves may be explored in this district, while at Knockmore, near the village of Derrygonnelly, are caves on whose walls will be seen scribings or carvings believed to be the work of primitive man.

Knockninny.
No finer view of Upper Lough Erne can be obtained than from Knockninny Hill, ten miles south of Enniskillen. Here also will be found a cave used as a sepulchre by early man, while on the summit are three prehistoric cairns, and at short distance two “Giants’ Graves” of the dolmen type.

Bellisle.
Looking in a north-westerly direction the beautiful island of Bellisle will be seen. In the monastery which once stood on this island Cathal Maguire, who died in 1498, compiled “The Annals of Ulster.”

Garrison.
No Fermanagh holiday should conclude without a visit to Garrison, the haunt of Izaac Walton’s disciples on the beautiful Lough Melvin, and if this is approached through Belcoo very fine views will be obtained of Upper and Lower Lough Macnean.

Belcoo.
The ancient churches of Templenaffrin (the church of the Mass), and Holywell are passed near Belcoo, and in both of these the antiquary will find points of interest.

Colebrook.
About 14 miles from Enniskillen on the road running through the Clogher Valley is the fine old plantation mansion and demesne of Sir Basil S. S. Brooke, Bart., Minister of Agriculture in Northern Ireland. Here in December, 1935, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester spent some days of their honeymoon enjoying the excellent shooting to be obtained over the estate.

Census Ireland, Belleek DED, Co. Fermanagh, 1901

Heads of household extracts

The first part of this page is slightly organised in that there are tables and links to those tables. The second part is not tabulated and no links have been created yet. The intention is to list the heads of households for each townland for the 1901 census of Co. Fermanagh and to include notes on people born in other counties but living in Fermanagh at that time. FOr each person listed as a head of household there is then a separate sheet giving the details on the people who lived in that house. So, while one surname may be listed as head of household, other surnames may be included on the family sheet – those of servants and members of the family or visitors on the night of the census. Only those who come from another county will be noted on this page.

The basic division for electoral purposes is the District Electoral Division – in this case Beleek District. Beleek District is broken down into a number of Electoral Districts.All the extracts currently on this page are from the Beleek Electoral Division. D.E.D. 1. Each townland in a D.E.D. is then given a separate number, so for example the references seen here are D.E.D.1/4 ; D.E.D. 1/5 i.e. Commons is the fourth townland listed in the Beleek Electoral Division and it is numbered 4. Derrynacranog (as per the census) or Derrynacrannog is the fifth listed in the Beleek D.E.D. Derryrone Glebe, is also know as Derryrona Glebe and number 6. Part of Beleek Electoral Division – D.E.D. 1/6.

Also listed on this page are extracts from D.E.D. No. 3. Still in Beleek District, but the third Electoral District of Beleek District. That is Garrison Electoral District. Garrison being D.E.D. 3 and each townland in Garrison being assigned a number. The townlands of Garrison District that are covered here are Slattanagh or Slattinagh D.E.D. 3 – townland No. 9 = D.E.D. 3/9 ; Scribagh 3/8 ; Gorteen 3/6 ; Knocknagashangan 3/7 ; Garrison 3/5 ; Freevagh or Frevagh 3/4 ; Inver Beg (?Tower Beg) 3/10

In time, more extracts will be added to this page.

Commons townland, D.E.D 1 part 4 : written 1 / 4

Surname & Name Surname & Name
Brady SarahBranley MichaelCurneen Mary

Dolan Anne

Dolan Frank

Dolan Mary

Donagher Peter

Gallagher Denis

Gallagher James

Gallagher Patrick

Gilfeather James

Gonigle Peter

Kelly James

Kelm Patrick

Kerrugan Mary

Laughrin JohnMaguire TerenceMcCaffery Hugh

McCaffery James

McGarrigle Mary

McGovern Thomas

McGowley Daniel

McGowley Thomas

McGowley William

McGrath Bridget

McIntyre Ellen

McMahon Michael

Mortimer Thomas

Murray Thomas

Quinn Susan

Strays

Sarah KANE, Mary Kerrigans granddaughter aged 13 born Co. Donegal

Tessy McCANN – McGarrigle house – Commons 1/4 cousin, aged 12 born Co. Donegal

Thomas McGOVERN, Aged 34 Roman Catholic, born Cavan

Sarah BRADY, Roman Catholic, Aged 60 born Co. Mayo

Peter DONAGHER, Roman Catholic, aged 30 Born Co. Donegal

Peter GONICLE, Roman Catholic, aged 40 born Co. Donegal

Derrycranog 1/5

Surname & Name Surname & Name
Carmichael PatrickDoherty EdwardDoherty Edward

Doherty Michael

Flanagan Bridget

Gallagher Denis

Gallagher John

Gallagher John

Gallagher Margaret

Gallagher Willia

Kerrigan DenisKerrigan FrancisLannon William

McGinley Andrew

McGoldrick Bridget

McGowen James

Mulhern Terence

Ruddy James

Shea Pat

Walsh Daniel

Strays:

Francis KERRIGAN, R.C., aged 43 born Donegal

Anne KERRIGAN, R.C. aged 47 born Donegal

Denis KERRIGAN, R.C. aged 42 born Donegal

Daniel WALSH, R.C. aged 33 born Donegal

James M’GOWN R.C. born Co. Donegal

Patrick CARMICHAEL ; R.C. aged 35; born Co. Donegal

Derryrone Glebe – Beleek 1/6

Surname & Name Surname & Name
Baron JohnCrummer MargaretCrummer Mary

Gallagher Bridget

Gallagher John

Gallagher John

Gormley James

Kane Catherine

Kane Mary

Magee John

Magee Thomas

Maguire James

Maguire John

McArthur James

McGrath Thomas

McKinleyFannieMcKinley John

M’Crea Charles

McShery Michael

M’Garigle Michael

M’Garigle William

M’Grath Ellen

M’Grath James

M’Kervy Elleen

M’Laughlin Anne

Mul?ione Thomas

Mulrone James

O’Hare? James

Tolan Henry

Strays

John BARRON, R.C., aged 30 born Donegal
Bridget FLANAGAN, mother in law John Barron, aged 80 born Co. Donegal
Roze (sic) FLANAGAN, sister in law John Barron, aged 30 born Co. Fermanagh
Margaret CRUMMER, Roman Catholic, aged 50 Widow, born Co. Donegal
Bridget GALLAGHER, R.C., aged 50 widow, born Co. Donegal

Druminiller D.E.D. 1 part 7
Margaret MONTGOMERY, R.C., aged 80 born Co. Leitrim

Michael MAGUIRE, R.C. aged 59 born Donegal

Finner D.E.D. 1 part 8
Gadalough 1 part 9
Graffy 1 part 10

Keenaghan 1 part 11
Annabelle MULHERN, R.C., aged 58, widow born Co. Donegal
John McCARTHY, son Annabelle Mulhern, R.C., aged 30 born Donegal
Mary Anne QUINN granddaughter Annabelle Mulhern, R.C. aged 6 born Co. Donegal

Mary KENNY (Thomas Gallaghers house), R.C. aged 20 born Co. Donegal

Magherameenagh D.E.D. 1 part 12
Connolly George
Giblin John
Quinn Patrick

John GIBLIN, Irish Church, aged 41, born Co. Sligo

Rathmore D.E.D. 1 part 13
Margaret MAGUIRE, R.C., aged 45, born Co. Donegal
James McGOWAN, R.C. aged 40 born Co. Donegal

Tawnyoran D.E.D. 1 part 14
Gallagher Mary
Keenan John
O’Connor John
Quinn Bessy
Quinn James
Shea Owen

Rev. John O’CONNOR, Church of Ireland, aged 33 born Co. Galway.
Johnston MEYLAR – servant in Rev. O’Connors house, Church of Ireland, aged 27 born Co. Donegal

Tievealough D.E.D. 1 part 15 – No occupiers

Tiergannon D.E.D. 1 part 16
Flanagan Andrew
Flanagan William
Kyle Catherine
McBrine James
McCafferty James
McGoldrick Susan
Tracy Catherine

Andrew Flanagan, Head of Household, R.C., Read and write, aged 46 born Co. Fermanagh
Elizabeth, aged 34 wife; Isabella aged 6 daughter, Thomas Jas. Aged 4; Mary Kate aged 2 and Christina aged 3 months

William Flanagan, aged 37 Roman Catholic, Head of Household, Read & write; born Co. Fermanagh, widower. Anne daughter to William, aged 7 born Co. Fermanagh

James McCAFFERTY, Roman Catholic, aged 37 born Co. Donegal

Beleek D.E.D. 1 part 17c

Surname & Name Surname & Name
?MoohanJohn Public HouseAiken James Private dwelling

Aiken James Manufactory

Beacon? John Private dwelling & shop

Burns Daniel

Cleary James Public House

Daly Edward

Dolan James R.I.C. Barracks Sergt

Dolan John Private dwelling

Dolan Michael

Dolan Michael

Dolan Patrick

Donagher Peter

Downey Margaret

Elliott David Warehouse

Finn Edward

Gallagher John

Gallagher William

Gonigle Edward

Gonigle James

Henshall William

Johnston David

Keenaghan James

Keenan Mary

Keenan Michael

Kelm Mary

Knox Isaac Private dwelling

Knox James

KnoxWilliamMAguire Patrick

Maguire William

Martin James

McBride Kate

McCann Patrick

McDermot Margaret

McHugh Arthur

McLoughlin William

Miller Andrew

Milly William

Monaghan Denis

Montgomery Patrick

Montgomery Sarah

Moohan Anne Shop

Mulrone Patrick

Murphy Thomas

Murray Anne

O’Connor Joseph

Rogan Francis

Rogan Mary

Ruddy Edward Private dwelling

Slavin James

Slavin John

Stephens John Private dwelling

Stephens William

Stinson Anne

Thornhill Edward

Thornhill George

James AIKEN, Methodist, aged 70 born Co. Londonderry

James CLEARY, R.C., aged 44 born Co. Donegal
Mary GILLESPIE (?Clearys house) aged 15, servant, born Donegal

Mary ROWAN (Moohan house) aged 50 born Co. Donegal
James McGOWAN (Moohan house ) aged 28 born Co. Leitrim
James MARTIN, Head of Household, Roman Catholic, Read & Write; aged 42 , male; Railway Signalman; married born Co. Fermanagh.
Mary MARTIN ; wife; Roman Catholic ; Read & Write ; aged 28, F ; Housekeeper; Married ; born Co. Leitrim
Catherine Anne MARTIN; daughter ; Roman Catholic ; Read only ; aged 5 ; F; Scholar ; Not married ; Born Co. Donegal
Patrick Joseph MARTIN; son; R.C.; cannot read ; aged 4 ; scholar; born Co. Donegal
Bridget Ellen MARTIN; daughter; R.C. Cannot read ; aged 1 ; F ; Not married, Born Co. Donegal

John WILSON, (Moohan House ) aged 53 born Co. Leitrim

David ELLIOTT, Irish Church aged 59 born Co. Donegal

Alice CECIL (W. Gallagher House) aged 24 born Co. Sligo

Edward RUDDY, R.C., aged 67 born Co. Donegal

Isaac KNOX, Church of Ireland, aged 50 born Co. Donegal

Edward ENGLISH, R.C. aged 22 born , CO. Dublin (Burns House
Henry FERGUSON, (Burns House) aged 50 born Co. Leitrim

Patrick McCANN, Roman Catholic, aged 34 born Co. Armagh
Mary KANE (Aunt to Patrick McCann) aged 58 born Co. Armagh

Mary F. CARLOW (niece – McBride house) aged 14 born Co. Longford
Kate A. McBRIDE, aged 37 born , Co. Longford

Andrew MILLER, Church of Ireland, aged 33 born Co. Longford

Elizabeth McCANN (Montgomery Niece) aged 17 born Co. Donegal

Edward FINN, R.C. aged 33 born Co. Tyrone

James KEENAGHAN, R.C. aged 50, born Co. Donegal

Peter DONAGHER, aged 56 born Co. Donegal

Francis RAGAN Aged 22, R.C. born Co. Donegal

Thomas MURPHY, R.C. aged 60 born Co. Donegal

William KNOX, R.C. aged 45 born Co. Mayo

Margaret McDERMOT, R.C. aged 47 born Co. Leitrim

Mary ROGAN, R.C. , aged 38 widow, born Co. Donegal

Sarah McCANN, R.C., aged 18 born CO. Donegal – Murray house

Joseph O’CONNOR, Rev., R.C. Read & Write, aged 37 Catholic Curate, born Co. Monaghan
Bridget McCAFFERTY, housekeeper to Rev. O’Connor, aged 24, born Co. Donegal

Mary KEENAN, aged 60, R.C. born Co. Donegal

Slattanagh D.E.D. 3/9

Boyle Edward
Burns John
Cristal Thos.
Irvine Cathreine
Lynne Ellen
Maguire Patrick
McCaffery Peter
McGovern? Mary
Robinson Wm.
Sweeney Andrew
Wilson Ellen

Scribbagh D.E.D. 3/8

Treacy Thomas
Boylan Michl.
Campbell James
Campbell Thomas
Deane Matthew
Dermott Anne
Dermott Michael
Dolan Miles
Duffy Denis
Ferguson Terence
Flannigan Michael
Gallagher Roger
Gallagher Susan
Henry Charles
Keown Francis
MAguire Charles
McClean George
McGeever Francis
McGourn? Anne
McGowan James
McGowan John
McGullion James
McLoughlin (mcGloughlin) Patrick
McMorrow Bernard
Reynolds James
Robinson James
Scott Patrick

James McGowan, Roman Catholic, Head of Household, aged 67, born Co. Leitrim
McGeever, Francis. Roman Catholic, Head of household, aged 64, born Co. Leitrim
McGowan, John, Roman Catholic, Head of Household, aged 55, born Co. Leitrim
Henry, Charles. Church of Ireland, Head of Household, aged 47 born Co. Sligo

Gorteen D.E.D. 3/6

Atcheson James
Atcheson John
Atcheson Mary
Atecheson? James
Carty John
Cassidy? Felix
Dolan Elizabeth
Duffy Patrick
Feely James
Ferguson James
Hamilton James
Johnston George
Keon John
Maguire John
Maguire Peter
Maye John
Miller John
Ovens Margaret
Robinson Francis
Robinson James
Scott Barbara
Treacey James
Ward Anne
Ward Daniel

Elizabeth Dolan, Head of Household, Roman Catholic, aged 60 born Co. Leitrim, Widow
Patrick Molan, servt in Robinson house, Roman Catholic, aged 30 born Co. Leitrim
Dorothy Carson, ?niece, Robinson houe, Methodist, aged 12. Born CO. Leitrim

Knocknashangan D.E.D. 3/7

Birney Mary Jane
Carson ??
Carson Mary Jane
Carson Robert
Cassidy Robert
Clarke Eliza
Feely Thomas
Lynne David
McGrath Catherine
McGrath James
McIntyre James
Nixon George
O’Brien Denis
Robinson Johnston

Garrison D.E.D. 3/5

Blair Edward
Casey Stephen
Cathcarth Archibald
Coulter R., Sergt.
Duffy Margaret
Gallagher Bernard
Gallagher William
Hammond Michael
McBrien Thomas
McGurran Elizabeth
Robinson William
Scott Archibald
Scott Jane

Harold Walker, Church of Ireland, Aged 40 – Scott house, born Co. Antrim
Stephen Casey, Head of Household, Roman Catholic, aged 38. Shopkeeper, married, born Queen’s County (Laois)
Elizabeth, wife, aged 30 born Co. Donegal
Martha A. aged 10 born Co. Monaghan
Mary 9. Born Co. Monaghan
?Alfred aged 7 born Co. Monaghan
Patrick J. age?? Born Co. Monaghan
Eva L. aged 3 born Co. Monaghan
Martha Wright – friend of Stephen Casey, aged 36, born CO. Monaghan
William Quigley, boarder Casey house, Roman Catholic, aged 53 born Co. Londonderry
Henry Donaghy, boarder Casey house, Roman Catholic, aged 29 born Co. Armagh

Hammond, Michael, Head of Household. Wesleyan Methodist, aged 31, born Co. Donegal
Gallagher, William. Head of Household, Church of Ireland, aged 63, born CO. Donegal
F. Hopkins, (?Frances), grandau to W. Gallagher – aged 6 born Co. Tipperary

Duffy, Margaret, Head of Household, Irish Church, aged 50 Widow. Born Co. Roscommon

Coulter, Sergeant R. Presbyterian, aged 38, not married, born CO. Down

Freevagh D.E.D. 3 / 4

Bustard Andrew
Bustard Robert
Carson William
Fox James
Gilmartin Laurence
Hamilton John
Leith Gabriel
McGuinness Dan
Ovens James

Bridget Rogers (Ovens house), servant, Roman Catholic, aged 42, born Co. Leitrim
Gilmartin, Laurence, Head of Household, Roman Catholic, aged 58, born Co. Leitrim
Catherine McLoughlin, servt Gilmartin house, aged 19, Roman Catholic, born CO. Leitrim
Fox, James. Head of Household, aged 45, born Co. Leitrim
Fox, Mary, sister to James, aged 47 born Co. Leitrim

Inver Beg. D.E.D. 3 part 10
Carson Anne
Carson Elizabeth
Carson James
Carson Joseph
Carson Mary A.
Carson William
Cox James
Duffy Christopher
McGullion Philip
McIntyre Mary
Shannon Patrick
Stinson Richard

Books About Co. Fermanagh

The following are a list of book titles relating to Co. Fermanagh. The topics are varied: history, heritage, geology, language and some tourist guides. Some of these may be easily obtainable, some are rare and out of print. Some are books and some pamphlets

You can never find a book if you do not have a title to work with, once you have a title then you can search through on-line library catalogues or make an enquiry of your local library as to whether they partake in inter-library loan and if they can obtain a copy of a book for you from some other library. You can watch the item lists of auction houses, or those on inter-net auction sites. You can also contact book-sellers to find if they have a copy of the book should you be interested in purchasing it.

This list is arranged alphabetically by author. For the most part the publisher and year of publication are also included. You can use your browser to search for a particular word or you can read through the list. It is hoped to add to this list of books from time to time.

For these entries the highlighted name is usually the author, then, the name of the book. Followed by theh place of publication and sometimes the publisher, then the year of publication.

Belmore, Somerset Richard Lowry-Corry, Earl of, 1835-1913. – Parliamentary memoirs of Fermanagh and Tyrone, from 1613 to 1885 / by the Ea. – Dublin : Alex. Thom & Co, 1887.
Bradshaw, W.H. Enniskillen long ago: An Historic Sketch of the Parish. 1878

Canning, W. J. – Ballyshannon, Belcoo, Bertincourt : the history of the 11th Bn. The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (Donegal and Fermanagh Volunteers) in the First World War. . – Dunsilly Lodge : W. Canning, 1996
Carney, James, 1914-. – The Irish bardic poet :a study in the relationship of poet and patron as exemplified in the persons of the poet, Eochaidh O hEoghusa (O’Husseg) and his various patrons, mainly members of the Maguire family of Fermanagh – Dublin : Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1985.

Duanaire Mhéig Uidhir :the poembook of Cú Chonnacht Mág Uidhir, Lord of Fermanagh 1566-1589 /edited from the Copenhagen manuscript by David Greene . – Dublin : Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (School of Celtic Studies), 1972.
Duffy, J. (Ed.)A Clogher Record Album: a diocescan history
Dundas, W.H. Enniskillen Parish and Town. Dundalk, 1913

Fermanagh : its special landscapes : :a study of the Fermanagh countryside and its heritage /Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland. – Belfast : HMSO, 1991

Friel, Charles P.. – Fermanagh’s railways : a photographic tribute / Charles P. Friel, Norman Joh. – Newtownards, Co. Down : Colourpoint Press, 1998.

Hanna, Denis O’D. – The face of Ulster : Antrim, Londonderry, Fermanagh, Tyrone, Armagh, Monagha. – London; New York : Batsford, 1952. – (The Face of Britain).

Irish folk history : folktales from the north / (selected by) Henry Glassie/drawings by the author. – Dublin : O’Brien Press, 1982

King, Charles Sir. (Ed.)Henry’s Upper Lough Erne in 1739. Dublin, 1892

Livingstone, Peadar. – The Fermanagh story :a documented history of the County Fermanagh from the earliest times to the present day – Enniskillen : Cumann Seanchais Chlochair, 1969.

Lowe, Henry N. – County Fermanagh 100 years ago : a guide and directory 1880. – Belfast : Friar’s Bush Press, 1990.

Mac Annaidh, Séamus. – Fermanagh books, writers and newspapers of the nineteenth century : [a bibli. - Marmara Denizi : Enniskillen and Belfast, 1999.
Fermanagh books, writers and newspapers of the nineteenth century :[a bibliographical and biographical dictionary] /Séamus Mac Annaidh
McCabe, Eugene, 1930-. – Christ in the fields : a Fermanagh trilogy / Eugene McCabe. – London : Minerva, 1993
McCabe, Eugene, 1930-. – Victims : a tale from Fermanagh / by Eugene McCabe. – London : Gollancz, 1976.
Maguire, John, 1902-. – Come day, go day, God send Sunday :the songs and life story, told in his own words, of John Maguire, traditional singer and farmer from Co. Fermanagh /collated by Robin Morton. – London : Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1973
Maguire of Fermanagh family. -: The Maguires of Fermanagh- Baile Atha Cliath : M. H. Gill, 1917
Maguire, W. A. (William Alexander), 1932-. Heydays, fair-days and not-so-good old days : a Fermanagh estate and village in the photographs of the Langham family, 1890-1918 m family, 1890-1918. Belfast : Friar’s Bush, 1986.

McKenna, J. E (James Edward), d. 1931. – Fermanagh and its princes / by J. E. McKenna. – Dublin : Catholic Truth Society of Ireland, 1910
McKenna, J. E, Canon. – Devenish (Lough Erne) : its history, antiquities, and traditions. – Dublin : Gill, 1897

O’Connell, Philip. The Diocese of Kilmore:: it’s history and antiquities. Dublin, 1937
O’Donovan, John, 1809-1861. – John O’Donovan’s letters from County Fermanagh (1834) :Letters containing information relative to the antiquities and families and places of County Fermanagh collected during the Ordnance Survey in 1834 /edited by John B. Cunningham- Belleek : St. Davog’s Press, 1993

Ordnance survey memoirs of Ireland / edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McW. – Vol.14 : Parishes of County Fermanagh. – II : 1834-5 Lower Lough Erne. – Belfast : Institute of Irish Studie
Ordnance survey memoirs of Ireland / edited by Angélique Day and Patrick McW. – Vol.4, I,Parishes of County Fermanagh 1834-5, Enniskillen & Upper Lough Erne: Institute of Irish Studies in association with the Royal Irish Academy

Ó Mórdha, Séamus P.. – Some aspects of the literary tradition of the Bréifne-Fermanagh area / by Sé. – [Cavan] : [Cumann Seanchais Bhreifne], 1984

Parke, William K., 1926-. – A Fermanagh childhood. – Belfast : Friar’sBush, 1988

Rogers, Richard. – The North East : Down, Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Tyrone, Fermanagh. – Dublin : Gill and Macmillan, 1980. – (Irish walk guides ; 4).
Rowan, Alistair, 1938-. – North west Ulster : the counties of Londonderry, Donegal, Fermanagh, and Tyrone. – Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1979. – (Thebuildings of Ireland ; 1).

Steele,W.B. The Parish of Devinish, 1937

Trimble, William Copeland, 1851-. – The history of Enniskillen with reference to some manors in co. Fermanagh :. – Enniskillen : W. Trimble, 1919.

Walsh, Paul, 1885-1941. – The earliest records of Fermanagh

Yesterday once more : a stroll down memory lane : Fermanagh – Donegal – Germany. – (Enniskillen?) : (Fermanagh District Council?), 1994.

Emigration and Education Statistics, 1931, Co. Fermanagh

County Fermanagh, an inland county in the province of Ulster, is bounded on the north by counties Donegal and Tyrone, on the east by counties Tyrone and Monaghan, on the south by county Cavan and on the west by Cavan and Leitrim. It’s length from near Rosslea to the north-west boundary near Beleek is 45 miles, and its breadth from north-east to south-west is 29 miles.

NAME AND FORMER DIVISIONS

The name of the county is derived from the tribe called Fir-Monach. Monach who was fifth in descent from Cahirmore, King of Ireland from A.D. 120 to 123, settled on the coast of Lough Erne towards the end of the third century, and his descendants eventually spread themselves over the entire county. For several centuries the county belonged to the family of Maguire, and hence was known as the “”Maguire’s Country.”” The ancient name of Enniskillen was “”Inis-Cethlenn,”” called after Kethlenda, who was the wife of the famous mythical hero “”Balor of the Mighty Blows,”” chief of the sea robbers called Formorians. Bellisle was formerly called Ballymacmanus or Senat Macmanus, after the family of Macmanus, its owners. Cahal Maguire, Dean of Clogher lived there in the 15th century, one of the greatest of Irish Scholars and Historians: his “”Annals of Ulster”” is one of the most valuable works dealing with Irish history. “”Tooraw”” was the ancient name of that part of the county which lies between Lough Melvin and Lough Erne. The Baronies of Clankelly and Clanawley are named after the tribes which inhabited these districts.

PHYSICAL FEATURES

The chain of lakes formed by the two Loughs Erne practically divides the county into two halves. On either side of the lakes the ground is level for one or two miles, but the greater part of the remainder of the county is hilly. The Upper Lough Erne and the Lower Lough Erne are connected by the river Erne, the distance between the two being about eight miles. The Upper lake is about 10 miles long and has an average breadth of about two miles; its coast-line is very much broken and it contains many small islands. The lower lake is about 18 miles in length, and is about five and a half miles wide at its greatest breadth. The other larger lakes are Lower Lough Macnean or Lough Nilly, a small portion of which is in Co. Cavan, and Upper Lough Macnean which is four and a half miles long. Only a small portion of Lough Melvin lies in the county. Drumgay Lake, two miles north of Enniskillen is remarkable for a number of “”crannoges”” a name given to old island habitations. There are many smaller lakes scattered throughout the county.

The two highest Mountain summits with their heights expressed in feet, are Cullcagh(2,188) and Tiltinbane (1,949), they stand on the south-west boundary, and run into county Cavan. Six miles west of Enniskillen stands Belmore Mountain (1,312) remarkable for some ancient sepulchral monuments, and near by is Ora More (854). Knockmore Cliff (919), near Derrygonnelly, is remarkable for its caves and the ancient inscriptions which they contain. Close by stands Trustia (989). Shean North (1,135) rises precipitously from Lough Erne, and near by is Drumbad(1,009). In the south of the county is Slieve Rushen (1,269) and Knockninny (628). On the eastern side of the lakes, starting from the south-east are Slieve Beagh which belongs partly to counties Fermanagh, Tyrone and Monaghan, the principle summit of this range is Dooharn (1,255) entirely in Fermanagh. Carnmore (1,034) lies east of Lisnaskea, Brocker (1,056) and Topped (909) near Tempo. Tappaghan (1,122) is the principle summit in the north.

The principle river in the county is the Erne which forms a fine cascade near the town of Beleek: it has several small tributaries running into it from the hills on either side. The Woodford River forms part of the boundary, between Fermanagh and Cavan before it falls into Upper Lough Erne. The Clodagh or Swanlinbar River and the Arney also flow into Upper Lough Erne. The Sillees joins the Erne above Enniskillen, and the Roogagh flows west into Lough Melvin. On the north-east side of the county the Colebrooke River flows by Maguiresbridge into Lough Erne, and the Tempo River joins it a mile below the town. The Ballinamard River flows by the town of that name into Lower Lough Erne, and into the same lake flow the Kesh, past Ederney and Kesh, the Bannagh and the Termon River flowing by Pettigo.

The islands of the two Loughs Erne are very numerous and of various sizes. In the Upper Lake the chief islands are Innismore Cleanish, Traunish, Inishcorkish, Naan and Belleisle. In the Lower Lake, Boa Island is four and a half miles long, and the other islands are Lustymore, Lustybeg, Cruninish, Hare, Crevinshaughy, Inishmakill and Inishmacsaint which contains an ancient church ruin. Two miles below Enniskillen stands the island of Devinish.

FAMILIES AND HOUSES, 1911

There were 12,984 families in the county according to the 1911 Census for Ireland, the average number in each family being 4.4. The number of ‘inhabited houses’ was 12,924, with an average of 4.4 persons to each house. The Special Inmates of Public institutions are omitted from these figures.

There were in the county 8,648 ‘Occupiers’ or ‘Heads of Families’ who were in occupation of less than five rooms, this was 66.6% of the total for the whole county. Of these 318, or 2.5% occupied one room; 1,785 or 13.7% occupied two rooms; 3,802 or 29.3%, occupied three rooms; and 2,743 or 21.1% were in occupation of four rooms.

There were 187 tenements in the county, in which the room had only one occupant at that time; 111 cases where the room had two, three or four occupants; 17 cases in which there were five, six or seven occupants and three cases where the occupants of one room exceeded 7 in number, including one case where nine persons occupied the same room.

ANALYSIS OF THE CENSUS FOR COUNTY FERMANAGH, 1821-1926

Year
Males

Females

Total Pop.
1821 63,627 67,370 130,997
1831 73,117 76,646 149,763
1841 76,982 79,499 156,481
1851 56,829 59,218 116,047
1861 51,835 53,933 105,768
1871 45,430 47,364 92,794
1881 42,460 42,819 84,879
1891 37,344 36,826 74,170
1901 33,321 32,199 65,430
1911 31,690 30,146 61,836
1926 30,102 27,882 57,984

EDUCATION

In 1911, there were in the county 51,156 people aged 9 years and upwards; of these 43,466 or 85% could read and write; 2,468 or 4.8% could read only; and 5,222 or 10.2% were illiterate. As that census was the first for which the age for consideration had been raised from 5 years to 9 years, no comparison can be made with figures from earlier censuses. But – the percentage of those of five years and upwards who were unable to read and write in 1891 was 15.4%. By 1901 this figure was listed as 13.1% and in 1911 had fallen to 13%.

IRISH SPEAKING (1861-1911)

No.
of people
1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911

Irish only
15 10 - - - -

Irish & English
1,663 349 1,270 561 1,005 1,563

Irish Total
1,678 359 1,270 561 1,005 1,563
% of
population
1.6 0.4 1.5 0.8 1.5 2.5

RELIGIONS, 1871-1926(% of population)


Religion
1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1926

Presbyterian
1.9 2.0 1.8 1.96 2.05 2.5

Church of Ireland
37.1 36.4 36.2 35.3 34.16 33.6

Roman Catholic
55.9 55.8 55.4 55.32 56.18 56.0

Methodist
4.1 5.7 6.4 7.25 6.51 6.3

Others
0.3 0.1 0.2 0.17 1.1 1.6

EMIGRATION (1861-1911)

1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911
17,372 10,864 10,514 10,158 5,403 3,562

Latter Days Saints Library Film-Fiche Reference Numbers

These reference numbers are sorted alphabetically by ‘Subject/Item’ For the most part they pertain to Co. Fermanagh records held by the LDS Library and available through local Family History Centres in any country. Subject/Item may be the name of a townland, a religious parish, a civil parish, or simply Ireland. It may also be the name of another country in which case it is assumed that the film carries information on people from a number of counties in Ireland. The following has been donated to this web site by William J. Flanagan. Ireland 1 and Ireland 2 are a miscellany of items categorised as Ireland, including Griffiths references, references to books on counties.

Subject/Item Subject/Item Name
Aghalurcher
Aghalurcher
Aghalurcher
Aghalurcher
Aghavea
Aghavea
America
Argentina
Armagh
Aughakillymaude
Australia
Ballyshannon
Belleek
Belleek
Belleek
Belleek
Boho
Boho
Boho
Canada
Canada
Canada
Canada
Cavan
Cavan
Cavan
Census, Religious
Churchill
Churchill
Clare
Cleenish
Cleenish
Cleenish
Cleenish
Cleenish
Cleenish
Cleenish
Cleenish
Cleenish
Clogher
Clogher
Clogher
Clogher
Clogher
Clonelly
Clones
Connaught
Cornaleck
Derrybrusk
Derrybrusk
Derrygonnelly
Derryvullan
Derryvullan
Derryvullan
Derryvullan
Derryvullan
Devenish
Devenish
Devenish
Devenish
Devenish
Devenish
Donegal
Donegal
Donegal
Drumkeeran
Drumkeeran
Drumkeeran
Drumkeeran
Drumkeeran
Drummully
Drummully
Emigration
England
England
Enniskillem
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen Union
Enniskillen Union
Enniskillen Union
Enniskillen Union
Enniskillen Union
Enniskillen Union
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
Fermanagh
France
Galloon
Galloon
Galloon
Galloon
Galloon
Garison
Garrison
Griffiths Val
Griffiths Val
Griffiths Val
Griffiths Val.
Griffiths Val.
Immigration
Immigration
Immigration
Immigration
Immigration
Inishmacsaint
Inishmacsaint
Inishmacsaint
Inishmacsaint
Inishmacsaint
Inishmacsaint
Inishmacsaint
Inishmacsaint
Inishmacsaint
Inishmacsaint,
Irvinestown
Irvinestown Union
Irvinestown Union
Irvinestown Union
Irvinestown Union
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
Ireland & UK
Ireland & UK
Ireland & UK
Ireland & UK
Ireland & UK
Ireland & UK
Ireland & UK
Kildare
Killesher
Killesher
Killesher
Killesher
Kilmore
Kilmore
Kilmore
Kilmore
Kinawley
Kinawley
Kinawley
Kinawley
Kinawley
kinawley
Kinawley
Kinawley
Language
Language
Language
Leinster
Magheracross
Magheracross
Magheracross
Magheracross
Magheraculmoney
Magheraculmoney
Magheraculmoney
Magheraculmoney
Magheraculmoney
Magheraculmoney
Monaghan
N Ireland
N. Ireland
N. Ireland
N. Ireland
N. Ireland
N. Ireland
N. Ireland
N.Ireland
N.Ireland
N.Ireland
New Brunswick
New England
New England
New York
New York
New York State
North America
Nova Scotia
Pedigree
Pedigree
Pedigree
Pedigree
Pedigree
Pedigree
Pedigrees
Pedigrees
Pedigrees
Pennsylvania
People
Philadelphia,Pa
Property
Rhode Island
Roscommon
Rossory
Rossory
Rossory
Rossory
Scotland
Texas
Tomregan
Trory
Trory
Trory
Trory
Tyrone
Ulster
Ulster
Ulster
Ulster
Ulster
Ulster
Wales
Wales
Wisconsin
Baptisms, 1835-1880
Census, 1821, partial
Census, 1901, to film number 0836128 (7)
Lisnaskea, sickness & Mortality, 1870-1910
Census, 1901(also films to 0836128)
Church records, Catholic, 1835-1880
Imigration,Land records,births,marraiges,burials, 18th C.
The Irish in Argentina
Townland maps
Register; Aughakillymaude National School, 1864-1888
Convict ships to Sydny, 1791 to 1816
City Directory, 1839
Baptisms & Marriages, 1877-1880
Baptisms, 1847-1881, Marriages 1836-1885
Census, 1901, part 1
Census, 1901, part 2
Census, 1901, part 1
Census, 1901, part 2
Census, 1901, part 3
Irish in Ontario Canada prior to 1820′s
Irish in Quebec, Canada
Irish in Quebec, Canada
The Irish in Canada
Census, 1821
Griffiths Valuation, 1856-1857
Townland maps
Boho, DerryVullan, Devenish, Kinawley & Rossorry, 1766
Baptism, 1815-1850
Parish Registers
Townland maps
Census, 1901, part 1`
Census, 1901, part 2
Census, 1901, part 3
Census, 1901, part 4
Census, 1901, part 5
Census, 1901, part 6
Census, 1901, part 7
Census, 1901, part 8
Church Records, RC, 1835-1881
C.O.I., Clergy 7 Parishes
Church records, COI, 1882-1887, Monument Inscriptions
Index to Admons., 1660-1858
Index to Wills, 1661-1858
Records
Page 160, ref 3488
Census Extracts, 1851
Location of Churches by Parish w/maps
Register of National Schools, 1865-1886
Census, 1901, 3 films, 836118, 836126
Griffiths,Valuation , map 27, 1862.
Land/Property records,1844-1895, 9 films to # 248311
Census, 1821, partial
Census, 1901, 6 films, 8036604,117,118,121,122
Census, 1901, part 3
Church Records, RC,
Register of Cules & Killadeas National Schools, 1870-1923
Baptisms, RC, 1853-1879; 35MM film
Census, 1901, 5 films, 836598, 601,603,604
Church records
Land/Property records,1844-1895, 9 films to # 248311
Parish records
Tithes
Inishmacsaint, Census, 1901, part 1
Inishmacsaint, Census, 1901, part 2
Parish maps with townlands
Births, marriages, ect
Census extracts, 1851
Census, 1901, 3 films, 836120, 121
Church records, RC,
Church Records, RC.
Census, 1901, part 1
Census, 1901, part 2
Irish Immigration to USA & Canada
Inventory of LDS sources, 89 michrofisches
Irish Graves in England, 1888
Muster Rolls, Officers 1698, Men 1630′s
Attainders of Parliament 1680; Liquor Licenses 1692
Census, 1901, part 1
Census, 1901, part 2
Census, 1901, part 3
Census, 1901, part 4`
Census, 1901, part 5
Census, 1901, part 6
Church History
Church History, C of I, 1666-1826
City Directory, 1839
Clogher Administrative Bonds, 1661-1854
Clogher Dioces, Proven Wills, 1666-1855
Commanding Officers, Militia, 1798
Crown Tenants, 1678
First Militia Officers, 1698-1756
History to 1878
Inhabitants listings, losses by fire, 1678
Inquisitions of Fermanagh, 1621-1662
Land & Property, 1618 to 1859
Manor Burgesses, 1612, pp 181-182
Manor Hamilton Rebellion, Persons Hung; 1641
Ministers, Scots & Methodist church, 1769-1920
Portora School, 1641-1920
Provosts, 1618-1834
Union Poor Law workhouse register,1848
Wills in Perogative Court, 1635-1807
Indoor Relief Register, 1847-1874
Indoor Relief register, 1895-1901
Indoor Relief registers, 1845-1880
Outdoor Relief Register, 1848-1898
Temporary Vaccination register, 1864-1913
Temporary Vaccination Register,Holywell Dist, 1889-1899
Archdales, Humphrys, Squires, 1700 to 1800′s
Census, 1821,Aghalurcher & Derryvullan.
Enniskillen Poor Law Union, 1845-1913
Extracts from Genealogy collections
General
Griffiths Valuation, 1862
Griffiths Valuaton and Title Applotment lists
History, Gleanings & descriptions
History, Manor Atkinson & Earl of Belmore
History,Manor Atkinson, & Earl of Belmore
Inishmacsaint, Census, 1901, part 1
Inishmacsaint, Census, 1901, part 2
Inishmacsaint, Census, 1901, part 3
Land & Property, rentals in Encumbered Estates, pre 1860
Militia Lists, 1700′s; Freeholders 1780-1799; Electors 1788
Muster rools,Freeholders,Wills, Deeds, Parish reg’s
Parish maps with townlands shown.
Probate records, many reels, each seperate numbers to 1900.
Probate records: Humphrys, Squires.
Tithe Applotment books, 1833
Irish in the French Revolution
Census, 1901, part 1`
Census, 1901, part 2
Census, 1901, part 3
Census, 1901, part 4
Census, 1901, part 5
Land/Property records,1844-1895, 9 films to # 248311
Parish Registers, RC, 1860-1874
county Kildare,Carlow,Offaly,Limerick,Kilkenny
County Leix, Waterford
County Mayo
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List of Immigrant,Naturalization,Allegheny Co, Pa.
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Census, 1901, part 2
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Census 1901, Townland Index of Electorial Divisions
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Census, 1871, 14 films
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Genealogy collection,Housholders,muster rools, 54 reels
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Index to names on Census 0f 1821, 1841, 1851
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Index, Wills/Deeds,1661-1885
Inventory of LDS sources, 19 michrofisches
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Presbyterian (Seceders) Synod, 1833: Congregation Index

Presbyterian (Seceders) Synod, 1833: Name Index

Aghavea Gravestone Records, Co. Fermanagh

The information on the stones in this graveyard were transcribed by Noel Maguire and published in the ‘Clogher Record.’ This is the reference: Inscriptions from Aghavea cemetery, Co. Fermanagh Clogher Record, Vol. IV, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 95-102.

With this reference, you can go to your local library and enquire as to whether or not they take part in an inter-libary loan scheme and apply for this paper should you see a name that is of interest to you on these tables. The dates on the gravestones range early 1700′s to the 1930′s.

While I have links on this page to the various name groups, maiden names are also indicated but not indexed separately. For the most part, the names listed here are only those for whom the stones are dedicated, other family members mentioned on stones have not been included.

Roman Catholic Parishes, 1836: Parish Index

This page features a list of over 1,300 record parishes from the Roman Catholic Parishes index of 1836.

Official Authorities, 1834, Co. Fermanagh

Population
1821 : 130,997
1831 : 149,555

Constituency : 1,429

REPRESENTATIVES
Mervyn Archdall, Esq., a General in the Army, and Lieutenant-Governor of the Isle of Wight. St. Jame’s Hotel, Jermyn street, London ; 1, Kildare Place, Dublin ; and Castle Archdall, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Honorable William Willoughby (Cole), Viscount Cole, eldest son of the Earl of Enniskillen, 119 Jermyn street, London ; and Florence Court, Co. Fermanagh

LORD LIEUTENANT
Right Honorable Earl of Enniskillen, Florence Court, Co. Fermanagh

HIGH SHERIFF : Henry Richardson, Esq., Rossfad, Enniskillen

CUSTOS ROTULORUM : Right Honorable Earl of Enniskillen

DEPUTY LIEUTENANTS
Viscount Corry, Castlecoole
Viscount Cole, M.P., Florence Court
John Creighton, Esq., Crum Castle
Edward Archdall, Esq., Riversdale
William D’Arcy, Esq., Nearn Castle
John Irvine, Esq., Rockfield
Folliott Barton, Esq., Clonelly
W. H. Barton, Esq., Waterfoot
Hamilton Irvine, Esq., Greenhill
George Lendrum, Esq., Jamestown
James Denham, Esq., Fairwood Park
Alexander Nixon, Esq.
Alexander Fitzgerald Crawford, Esq.
Michael Jones, Esq.
John Brien, Esq., Castletown
George Willis, Esq., Hall Craig
William Gabbett, Esq., Enniskillen
Richard Dane, Esq., Killyhuolin
Emerson Tenant, Esq., M.P., Tempo House
Edward Denny, Esq., Derryvoland

Assistant Barrister : Edward William Scott, Esq., K.C., 9, Fitzwilliam Square, North

MAGISTRATES

Surname & Name Title Address
Archdall Charles
Archdall Edward
Archdall Mervyn
Armstrong Simon
Auchinleck John
Bailey Thomas
Barton Folliott Warren
Barton William
Barton William Hugh
Bennison Joseph
Bloomfield John Colpoys
Brien John
Brooke Arthur
Brooke Henry
Carter Sampson
Chartres William
Cole John Willoughby
Creighton John
Crowe Charles
Crozier John
Dane Richard
D’Arcy William
Deering John
Denham James
Enery William Hamilton
Fausset Charles
Gabbett William
Galbraith John Thomas
Gledstanes Ambrose Upton
Gumley David
Gumley John
Hamilton Dacre
Hamilton Hugh
Hassard George
Hudson Alexander
Irvine Arthur
Irvine Charles Christopher
Irvine George D’Arcy
Irvine Hamilton
Irvine Henry
Irvine John
Johnston Douglas
Jones Charles
Joyce John
Knipe Geo. Marshall
Lendrum George
Madden John
Maguire Alexander
M’Guire Joseph
Montgomery Hugh
O’Donnell Con.
Percival Alexander
Porter John Grey
Prior Thomas
Richardson John
Saunderson Alexander
Scott William
Spear George
Stack Edward
Storey John Hamilton
Taylor J. Edward
Taylor James
Tredennick John
Tuthill James Benson
Warburton Barth.
Warburton John
Willis George
Wright John
Armar
Somerset Lowry
William
Esq.
Esq.
Gen., M.P.
Esq.
Rev.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Major
Esq.
Esq.
Sir, Bart.
Major (Police Mag.)
Esq.
Earl of Enniskillen
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Captain
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Rev.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq., (Sub-Insp. of Police)
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Lieut.-Col.
Esq.
Lieut.-Col., M.P.
Rev.
Esq.
Rev.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Rev.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Esq.
Rev.
Esq., (Police Magistrate)
Major, (Inspector Gen. of Police)
Captain
Rev.
Viscount Corry
Earl of Belmore
Viscount Cole
Riverstown, Irvinestown
Riversdale, Enniskillen
Castle Archdall, Kesh
Hollymount, Manorhamilton
Dunboyne Glebe, Clonee
Mulladuff, Clones
Clonelly, Kesh
Clonelly, Kesh
Waterfoot, Kesh
Mountpleasant, Ballyconnell
Castlecaldwell, Ballyshannon
Castletown, Enniskillen
Colebrooke, Brookeborough
Colebrooke, Brookeborough
Not given
Curragh, Lisnaskea
Florence Court, Enniskillen
Crum Castle, Belturbet
Farm Hill, Clones
Gortra, Clones
Killyhevlin, Enniskillen
Nicarin Castle, Irvinestown
Derrybrusk, Enniskillen
Fairwood Park, Enniskillen
Ballyconnell House, Ballyconnell
Lisbofin, Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Dollanstown, Kilcock
Belturbet
Belturbet
Cornakessa, Monaghan
Binmore Glebe, Church-hill
Skea, Enniskillen
Enniskillen
Corkhill, Irvinestown
Johnstown, Clones
Castle Irvine, Enniskillen
Greenhill, Brookeborough
Doraville, Irvinestown
Rockfield, Enniskillen
Snowhill, Enniskillen
Rushin, Enniskillen
Arney Bridge, Enniskillen
Erneview, Belturbet
Jamestown, Irvinestown
Clones
Prospect, Swanlinbar
Cavan
Blessingburn Cottage, Fivemiletown
Larkfield, Manorhamilton
Temple House, Collooney
Kilskery, Irvinestown
59th Regt.
Kesh
Castle Saunderson
Scottsborough, Clones
Enniskillen
Charter School, Kesh
Relagh Cottage, Trellick
Cranbrook, Brookeborough
Cranbrooke, Fivemiletown
Camlin, Ballyshannon
Derryrona Glebe, Ballyshannon
Not given
Not given
Hallcraig, Enniskillen
Killeevan Glebe, Clones
Castlecoole, Enniskillen
Castlecoole, Enniskillen
Florence Court, Enniskillen

Militia Staff stationed at Enniskillen
Colonel : Earl of Enniskillen
Adjutant : William Corry, Esq.
Agent : Armit & Co.

Clerk of the Crown: William Irvine, Esq., Enniskillen, & 19, Lower Ormond quay
Clerk of the Peace : Adam Nixon, Esq.
Treasurer : William Hassard, Esq., Gardenhill, Enniskillen
Secretary to the Grand Jury : William Irvine, Esq., Prospect Hill, Enniskillen
Sub-Sheriff : Paul Dane, Esq., Enniskillen
Returning Officer : Alexander Auchinleck, Esq., 39, Old Dominick street
Coroners: Thomas Bell, Esq., Belview ; William Trotter, Esq., Irvinestown ; Lowther Brien, Esq., 9, Lower Rutland Street

County Gaol Enniskillen
Inspector : Paul Dane, Esq.
Chaplain : Hon. & Rev. John Charles Maude
Roman Catholic Chaplain : Rev. James Shiel
Presbyterian Chaplain : Rev. Ephraim Stevenson
Surgeon : Charles Ovenden, Esq.
Apothecary : Mr. Hugh Collum
Governor : Mr. John Gallogly

Distributer of Stamps : S. Whitaker, Enniskillen

COMMISSIONERS OF AFFADAVITS
J. Armstrong, Ch., C.E.
Hugh Collum, Ch., K.C.E., Enniskillen
G. Crook, K.C.E., Enniskillen
Robert Hall, K.
A. Montgomery, Ch., K.C.E.
W. Noble, C.E., Lisnaskea
Arthur Thompson, Ch., K.C.E., and special bail, Enniskillen