County Fermanagh


"Fermanagh, a county of Ireland in Ulster, 43 m. long and 33 broad, containing 694 square miles, bounded N by Donegal and Tyrone, E by Tyrone and Monaghan, S by Cavan and Leitrim; divided into 18 parishes, and sends 2 members to parliament. It contains rich iron ore and coal, and some marble quarries; but is chiefly noted for the breeding of black cattle, and the manufacture of linen. It is navigable throughout, by means of lough Erne, but is so uneven and boggy, as to render it difficult for travelling. Pop.130,399. Capital, Eniskillen." [From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]

"FERMANAGH, an inland county in the province of Ulster, N.W. of Ireland. It lies between 54° 7' to 54° 40' N. lat., and 7° 1' to 8° 5' W. long., and is bounded by Tyrone and Donegal on the N., Monaghan on the E., Cavan on the S., and Leitrim and Donegal on the W., the S. end of the latter county separating it from Donegal Bay. The ancient inhabitants are supposed by some to have been the Erdini of Ptolemy, by others the Nagnatæ. In later times it was called Feor-magh-eanagh, i.e. the "country of the lakes," and was divided into two districts, Targoll and Rosgoll, the first occupied by the Macmanii, the last by the Guard, from which races descend the MacManuses and MacGuires. It was made shire ground in the time of Elizabeth, and was reduced by James I. at the "plantation of Ulster.".........More.  [1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland.Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2018 ]

"FERMANAGH, a county, of the province of ULSTER, bounded on the east by Mouaghan and Tyrone, on the north by Tyrone and Donegal, on the west by Donegal and Leitrim, and on the south by Cavan. It extends from 54° 7' to 54° 40' (N. Lat.),and from 7° 1' to 8° 5' (W. Lon,); and comprises an area, according to the Ordnance survey, of 456,538½ acres, of which 320,599 arc cultivated land, 46,755 are under water, and the remainder are: unprofitable bog and mountain. The population, in 1821, amounted to 130,997; and in 1831, to 149,555......More" [Description from 1837 Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland Mel Lockie ©2013]


Archives & Libraries



Fermanagh Cemetery Records - on IGP

Fermanagh Headstone Photographs - on IGP

Memorial Inscriptions, list - on fianna

Fermanagh County Cemetery Records - on interment.net



Fermanagh Censuses, various - on IGP

Fermanagh Census Substitutes - on IGP

National Census Substitutions - on fianna

1911 Census Fermanagh, FHLC references - on fianna


Church History

Photographs of churches - on IGP


Church Records

Listing of Roman Catholic Parish Records with LDS Family History Library Catalogue microfilm numbers.

Fermanagh Church Records  - on IGP

Fermanagh Roman Catholic Records - on Irish Ancestors

Fermanagh Roman Catholic Recors; parishes,dates - on fianna


Civil Registration

Fermanagh Birth Records - on IGP

Fermanagh Marriage Records - on IGP

Fermanagh Death Records - on IGP


Description & Travel

NI Tourist Board's County Fermanagh page.

Fermanagh Civil parishes - on Irish Ancestors

County Fermanagh on wikipedia

“This county contains the baronies of Clanawley, Clankelly, Coole, Knockninny, Lurg, Magheraboy, Magherastephena, and Tyrkennedy, which include 11 whole and 9 parts of parishes, 8 market towns, 3 Poor-law Unions, 3 police-districts, with 25 stations, and 190 men of all ranks. It is within the Dublin Military District, of which there are two stations, one in the county town, and another at Beleek. The fair towns are Callowhill, Churchhill, Donagh, Ederney, and Macguire's Bridge. “ [Description from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2018]



Fermanagh Directories - on IGP

Directories, list of  on fianna


Emigration & Immigration

County Fermanagh Immigration Records - on IGP



The transcription for this county from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.

The transcription for this county from the 1837 Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland [ Mel Lockie ©2013]



The Ireland Genealogy Project's County Fermanagh page, and its listing of the Project's available Fermanagh Records.

The Irish Ancestors website (subscription) has the following types of records: State Registration of Births, Marriages & Deaths, Census returns, Land records, Church records, Genealogical Office records, Gravestone inscriptions, Directories, Newspapers, Wills, Deeds, and Occupations.

Irish Ancestors' extensive County Fermanagh website.

The LDS FamilySearch Wiki's Ireland Online Genealogy Records .

The Fianna website's pages for County Fermanagh provide important addresses and extensive information about online and other genealogy resources.

Roots Ireland (subscription) "offers access to a unique database of more than 20 million Irish records". Its Fermanagh coverage includes Baptismal/Birth Records, Marriage Records, Burial/Death Records, Census Records and Griffith's Valuation (Free Access).


Historical Geography

List of townlands in county Fermanagh - on wikipedia

See the Fermanagh page on logainm.ie

  • "The Placenames Database of Ireland was created by Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge in collaboration with The Placenames Branch (Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht). This is a comprehensive management system for data, archival records and placenames research conducted by the State. It is a public resource for Irish people at home and abroad, and for all those who appreciate the rich heritage of Irish placenames."

Land & Property


The Tithe Applotment Books were compiled between 1823 and 1838 as a survey of land in each civil parish to determine the payment of tithes (a religious tax). Unlike Griffith's Valuation they do not cover cities or towns. The Tithe Applotment Books  or county Fermanagh and its  parishes are available online on the National Archives of Ireland website (free).



  • Fermanagh Land Records - on IGP
  • Freeholders Registered to Vote 1747-1768 on IGP
  • FERMANAGH, Tenants from Mullynaskea and Cavancarragh - on IGP
  • Various land related records, list - on fianna
  • Griffiths Valuation 1847/64 on the Ask about Ireland site. Use the search box to bring up entries showing Barony/Parish/Townlands and lists of Occupants


Diagrams of various civil parishes in the county - on IGP


Military Records

Fermanagh Military and Constabulary Records - on IGP


Monumental Inscriptions

Fermanagh Headstone Photographs - on IGP

Memorial Inscriptions, list - on fianna


Names, Personal

Fermanagh Surnames found in Ireland 1100 thru 1600 - on IGP



Excerpt from the Freeman's Journal April 1, 1817 on IGP



Fermanagh Obituaries and Death Notices - on IGP



“A very handsome brown marble is quarried at Killaston and Florence Court. Iron ore is found at Mount Cuilcagh, and the presence of coal has been detected at Tosset. Goats and young cattle are extensively reared on the mountains. Butter is the principal article sent to the English markets. The chief crops raised are-oats, potatoes, wheat, barley, rye, turnips, flax, &c. Enniskillen, the county town, is famous for its cutlery. Flax and linen are spun, and woollen goods are woven for home use.”  [Description from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2018]


Politics & Government

History of the Irish Parliament - County Fermanagh- on the Ulster Historical Foundation site


Probate Records

Fermanagh Wills - on IGP



Fermanagh Education Records - on IGP


Social Life & Customs

Photographs of people - on IGP


Voting Records

Freeholders Registered to Vote 1747-1768 - on IGP