|Irish: Bealach na Leice|
Cleenish Church of Ireland, Bellanaleck
Bellanaleck shown within Northern Ireland
|Population||213 (2001 Census)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
|UK Parliament||Fermanagh and South Tyrone|
|NI Assembly||Fermanagh and South Tyrone|
Bellanaleck (from Irish: Bealach na Leice, meaning "pass of the flagstone") is a small village in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It lies just south of Enniskillen on the main A509 (N3) road from Ballyshannon to Dublin. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 213.
Bellanaleck is a stop on the Donegal-Enniskillen-Cavan-Dublin Airport-Dublin Bus Éireann Expressway route 30. There is a coach in each direction every two hours during the day as well as an overnight journey. Services operate daily including Sundays. Ulsterbus route 58 from Enniskillen to Belturbet via Kinawley also serves Bellanaleck several times a day, Mondays to Saturdays.
According to the 2001 census, Bellanaleck had a population of 213 people, of these:
- 21% were from a Catholic background
- 74% were from a Protestant background
- 5% were stated as other
- Cathal McConnell, traditional flute player and singer, is from Bellanaleck. He is also a founding member of the famed international group The Boys of the Lough.
- Father Brian D'Arcy, Passionist priest and newspaper columnist, grew up in Bellanaleck.
- Mickey MacConnell, musician and writer of the song Only Our Rivers Run Free
- Andrew McKibbin, Former surgeon at the Erne Hospital, Enniskillen.
- Flanagan, Deirdre & Laurence; Irish Place Names, page 182. Gill & Macmillan, 2002. ISBN 0-7171-3396-6
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