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Fermanagh is located in the north of Ireland but it does not touch any of the coastline. Fermanagh is bordered by five counties that include Donegal to the north, Tyrone to the north, Armagh to the east, Cavan to the south and Leitrim to the west. The River Erne flows through the county. Fermanagh has many different lakes flowing through the county such as Lough Erne. Much of Fermanagh’s landscape is contributed to the rivers and lakes that flow through it. Rich combinations of natural and historic sights are littered around Fermanagh and provide a perfect place to drive around enjoying the open doors. Walking, tracking, hill climbing and valley walks can be done throughout Fermanagh. It is a beautiful county with many beautiful features.

Fermanagh was made into a county by statute of Elizabeth I, but it was not until the time of the Plantation of Ulster that it was finally brought under civil government. Fermanagh was a stronghold of the Maguire clan before the confiscation of lands relating to Hugh Maguire. It was divided in like manner with the other five escheated counties among Scottish and English undertakers and native Irish. The baronies of Knockinny and Maghenaboy were allotted to Scottish undertakers, those of Clankelly, Magherastephana and Lurg to English undertakers and those of Clanawley, Coole, and Tyrkennedy, to servitors and natives. The chief families to benefit under the new settlement were the families of Cole, Blennerhasset, Butler, Hume, and Dunbar.

It is one of four counties of Northern Ireland presently to have a majority of the population from a Catholic background, according to the 2001 census.

The Annals of Ulster were written at Belle Isle on Lough Erne.

The waterways are extensively used by cabin cruisers, other small pleasure craft and anglers. The main town of Fermanagh is Enniskillen (Inis Ceithleann, 'Ceithleann's island'). The island town hosts a range of attractions including the Castle Coole Estate and Enniskillen Castle, which is home to the museum of The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards.

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Fermanagh County
Place: Ulster
People: 57,527
Speak: English
Area: 1,691 km˛
GPS: -7.64, 54.345