Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Fermanagh

Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary comprises of several cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland. Here are From-Ireland.net’s records for Co. Fermanagh.


  • Place
    Bohoe
  • County
    Fermanagh
  • Parish
    Bohoe
  • Content
    BOHOE, a parish partly in the barony of MAGHERABOY, but chiefly in that of CLANAWLEY, county of FERMANAGH, and province of ULSTER, 5.50 miles (W.) from Enniskillen, containing 2581 inhabitants.

    It is situated on the road from Enniskillen to Sligo, and comprises according to the Ordnance Survey, 15,058.50 statute acres, of which 6151.25 are in the barony of Magheraboy and 8907.25 in that of Clanawley.

    The living is a rectory and vicarage in the diocese of Clogher, and in the patronage of the Bishop : the tithes amount to £120. The church, a plain edifice, was erected by aid of a gift of £200 from the late Board of First Fruits, in 1777, and the Ecclesiastical Commissioners have recently granted £157 10s., for its repair. There is no glebe house; the glebe comprises 142 acres.

    In the R.C. divisions the parish forms part of the union or district of Devenish or Derrygonelly, and also part of that of Innishmacsaint ; the chapel, an indifferent building, belongs to the union of Devenish.

    The parochial school is supported by an annual donation from the incumbent, aided by subscription ; and affords instruction to about 50 boys and 30 girls ; and there are four pay schools, in which are about 150 boys and 70 girls.

    The mountain of Belmore, in this parish has an elevation of 1312, and that of Glenkeel 1223 feet above the level of the sea.