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.

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    Devenish, Inishmacsaint
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    DERRYGONNELLY, a market-town, partly in the parish of DEVENISH, and partly in that of INNISHMACSAINT, barony of MAGHERABOY, county of FERMANAGH and province of ULSTER, 1 mile (N. W.) from Enniskillen, on the road to Sligo ; the population Is returned with the respective parishes.

    This town, which is the property of Gen. Archdall, consists of one main street of newly built houses, and a market-house : it has a penny post to Enniskillen. The market is on Saturday ; and fairs are held on the 24th of each month for general farming stock. A constabulary police force in stationed here, and petty sessions are held every alternate week : a manorial court also is occasionally held.

    It contains a Roman Catholic chapel dependent on that of Devenish, which union or district is also called Derrygonnelly and a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. Near the town are the ruins of an old church, originally a chapel of ease to the parochial church, built by the Dunbar family.