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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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Cian McManus' point for Fermanagh in the 45th minute was their final score but they held on for a fourth win.
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Officially opening the new facilities, the First Minister, Arlene Foster said: I am delighted to officially open this wonderful extension to Fermanagh House, right in the heart of Enniskillen, which will create economic benefits throughout Fermanagh.
That score put Cavan six points to the good and Fermanagh had threatened a goal just minutes before when an astute Sean Quigley pass found fellow substitute Martin O'Brien through on goal but Cavan keeper Raymond Galligan did well to smother the shot.
But though Fermanagh went on to take Armagh to a replay in the Ulster final, their defeat in that second game - followed quickly by their 0-11 to 0-5 loss to Kildare in the qualifiers - marked a turning point for the side and they have been in decline ever since, culminating in this spring's relegation to Division Four.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Fermanagh folk who have left the county - including top Enniskillen actor Adrian Dunbar - were expected to jet home for today's big match.
Speaking about todays official opening, Minister Givan stated: I am absolutely delighted to see the Fermanagh Heritage Gateway open to visitors.
Barry Owens and Shane McDermott tightened things up at the back and once Colm Bradley swept over the opening score on 10 minutes Fermanagh believed they could do it.
A GOAL in either half gave Fermanagh the All-Ireland junior ladies crown in Clones in front of a huge Erne support.