|Irish: Lios na Scéithe|
Lisnaskea shown within Northern Ireland
|Population||2,739 (2001 Census)|
|Irish grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
|UK Parliament||Fermanagh and South Tyrone|
|NI Assembly||Fermanagh and South Tyrone|
Lisnaskea (from Irish: Lios na Scéithe, meaning "ringfort of the shield") is the second-biggest settlement in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It had a population of 2,739 people in the 2001 Census. The town is built around the long main street, which bends at almost 90 degrees along its course.
Lisnaskea was once the seat of the Maguire Clan. This strategic importance led to the town changing hands many times over the years. Sir Michael Balfour took control of the town during the Plantation of Ulster. In 1618, he oversaw the building of Castle Balfour, just off the village's main street. The castle was inhabited until the early 19th century and is now undergoing restoration. In 1821 the village came under the control of the Earls of Erne. They established the market in the town whilst bolstering and controlling development around the high street.
Throughout the history of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) in Fermanagh, Lisnaskea has consistently been a major force in Gaelic football, ladies football and hurling. The local GAA team is known as Lisnaskea Emmetts and have won a range of honours in the sport including the All Ireland intermediate championship in 2011. and the All Ireland ladies final in 2011Template:20th February  They wear red and green. Lisnaskea Emmetts over the years have had clubmen involved in the Fermanagh GAA and Ulster Railway Cup team.
|Climate data for Lisnaskea 63m asl, 1981-2010|
|Average high °C (°F)||7.8
|Average low °C (°F)||1.6
|Precipitation mm (inches)||102.8
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||44.2||65.1||96.3||135.4||165.1||138.3||124.4||119.7||103.5||80.1||49.9||32.3||1,154.1|
|Source: Met Office|
- St Eugene's Knocks Primary School
- The Moat Primary School
- St. Ronan's Primary School
- Bunscoil an Traonaigh
- Lisnaskea Library
Lisnaskea is classified as an intermediate settlement by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (i.e. with population between 2,250 and 4,500 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 2,739 people living in Lisnaskea. Of these:
- 23.5% were aged under 16 years and 18.9% were aged 60 and over
- 46.8% of the population were male and 53.2% were female
- 74.1% were from a Catholic background and 24.5% were from a Protestant background
- 7.0% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed.
For more details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service
- Placenames Database of Ireland
- Enniskillen.com enniskillen.com
- Culture Northern Ireland culturenorthernireland.org
- Lisnaskea Emmetts Crowned All-Ireland Intermediate Club Champions 2011
- . Met Office http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/climate/lisnaskea#?tab=climateTables. Retrieved 15 April 2013. Missing or empty
- "Lisnaskea station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-10-28.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lisnaskea.|
- Lisnaskea Market Cross
- Photos of Lisnaskea
- Lisnaskea Golf Society
- Lisnaskea Emmett's Gaelic Football
- Lisnaskea Emmett's Hurling
- Lisnaskea Rovers Football Club