Co. Fermanagh

County Fermanagh in the province of Ulster is one of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland. It covers an area of around 1,691 square kilometres.

County Fermanagh

Co. Fermanagh

United Kingdom

County Fermanagh in the province of Ulster is one of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland. It covers an area of 1,691 square kilometres and has a population of around 61,805.

It shares borders with Co. Tyrone to the north-east and borders counties of the Republic of Ireland on all other sides.

RAF Killadeas, Co. Fermanagh

The airfield of RAF Killadeas, Co Fermanagh in January 1945. Royal Air Force personnel walk across the ice from a Sunderland aircraft. Copyright unknown. Photo from Ulster Aviation Society.

Geography

The county is mainly rural, situated in the basin of the River Erne. Two connected lakes, Lower and Upper Lough Erne dominate the landscape. The county town, Enniskillen, lies approximately 120km or 75 miles from Belfast. Enniskillen is the county’s largest town in both area and population.

History

The county takes its name from Fir Manach, the Irish word for men of Manach.

Towns and Cities

Map showing Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh

Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh

Enniskillen , Co. Fermanagh

Lough Erne is a popular resort in Northern Ireland for locals and tourists. In wartime, it provided an important Allied base for the Battle of the Atlantic.

References

Wikipedia

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