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Fermanagh

(fərmăn`ə), district (1991 pop. 50,250), 656 sq mi (1,699 sq km), SW Northern Ireland. EnniskillenEnniskillen
, town (1991 pop. 10,429), Fermanagh dist., SW Northern Ireland, on Cethlin's Island in the Erne River between Upper and Lower Loughs Erne. Farm produce is traded, and hosiery is manufactured. In 1689 the forces of William III defeated those of James II at Enniskillen.
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 is the major town, but the district council meets at Ardhowen. The Erne River, which widens into the extensive and beautiful Lough Erne, divides Fermanagh into two roughly equal parts. A hilly terrain, rising to more than 2,000 ft (610 m) in the south, is devoted largely to grazing. Farming (potatoes, beef and dairy cattle) is important to the local economy. Pottery (see Belleek wareBelleek ware
, pottery with a highly lustrous and often iridescent glaze. It is made at Belleek, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
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) and linen are made, and some limestone and sandstone are quarried. Fermanagh is a popular tourist area.

Fermanagh

 

a county in Northern Ireland (Great Britain), in the basin of Lough Erne and Upper Lough Erne. Area, 1,700 sq km. Population, 50,300 (1971). The principal city is Enniskillen. Fermanagh is an agricultural region, where meat and dairy cattle are raised.

Fermanagh

a district and historical county of SW Northern Ireland: contains the Upper and Lower Lough Erne. Pop.: 58 705 (2003 est.). Area (excluding water): 1700 sq. km (656 sq. miles)
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