Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh during the Second World War

During the Second World War, British and American troops trained at the Crom Estate and socialised in the nearby village of Newtownbutler.

Newtownbutler

Co. Fermanagh

Northern Ireland

The village of Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh lies in the south-east of the county, on the edge of Upper Lough Erne and close to the border with Co. Monaghan, Ireland. The area was the scene of a defeat of Jacobite forces in 1689.

The village is a typical 18th Century plantation village, first known as Newtown but taking the name of Baron Theophilus Butler in 1715. A railway station in the village operated between 26th June 1858 and 1st October 1957. It would have played an important role in transporting troops to the area in wartime.

During the Second World War, Crom Estate, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh played host to many British and American troops who used the boggy terrain and large demesne as a training ground.

Places of Interest

The following places will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore more of the area's Second World War heritage.

Map showing Crom Castle and Estate, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh

Crom Castle and Estate, Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh

Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh

During the Second World War, British and American troops lived and trained at Crom Castle and Estate near Newtownbutler, Co. Fermanagh.

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