Florencecourt

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For the adjacent stately home, see Florence Court.
Florencecourt
Irish: Mullach na Seangán
Florencecourt is located in Northern Ireland
Florencecourt
Florencecourt
 Florencecourt shown within Northern Ireland
Population 135 with Drumlaghy
(2001 Census)
District Fermanagh
County County Fermanagh
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BT
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Fermanagh and South Tyrone
NI Assembly Fermanagh and South Tyrone
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Fermanagh

Coordinates: 54°15′48″N 7°43′48″W / 54.263282°N 7.730105°W / 54.263282; -7.730105

Florencecourt is a small village in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. In the 2001 Census it had a population (with Drumlaghy) of 135 people. It lies within the Fermanagh District Council area. Historically the area was called Mullanashangan (from Irish Mullach na Seangán, meaning "summit of the ants").[1]

The village itself is extremely small containing only 39 houses, an Orange Lodge Hall and a Doctors surgery. The local shop and Post Office closed on 4 November 2006. The Tully Mill Complex is a group of new buildings built around a renovated corn mill, this complex consists of the Larganess Centre, Tully Mill Bar and Restaurant and the Benaughlin Holiday Cottages.

The first recorded Florencecourt Yew, also known as the Irish Yew was discovered on the slopes of Cuilcagh mountain near Florencecourt before it was transplanted into the grounds of Florence Court House. This tree is still alive today, but it has been severely damaged over the years as cuttings have repeatedly been taken for propagation.

The Gortatole Outdoor Education Centre in Florencecourt situated on the shore of Lower Lough MacNean beneath the imposing cliffs of the Hanging Rock. It has had a series of refurbishments in the last year including a new climbing wall and archery range.

Places of interest[edit]

Close by are two of Fermanagh's major tourist attractions, Marble Arch Caves and the National Trust property, Florence Court House. Florence Court Forest Park is situated on the north east shoulder of Cuilcagh mountain the forest covers an area of 12 square kilometres. Killykeeghen Nature Reserve, Cladagh Glen Nature Reserve and the Hanging Rock Nature Reserve are all in the surrounding area.

Transport[edit]

  • Florencecourt railway station opened on 18 March 1879 and finally closed on 1 October 1957.[2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Florence Court" A Dictionary of British Place-Names. A. D. Mills. Oxford University Press, 2003.
  2. ^ "Florencecourt station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-10-14. 

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