Letterbreen

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Letterbreen
Half Way Inn, Trillick - geograph.org.uk - 492444.jpg
Half Way Inn
Letterbreen is located in Northern Ireland
Letterbreen
Letterbreen
Letterbreen shown within Northern Ireland
Population ? (2001 Census)
District
County
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BT
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Fermanagh
54°18′36″N 7°44′06″W / 54.310°N 7.735°W / 54.310; -7.735Coordinates: 54°18′36″N 7°44′06″W / 54.310°N 7.735°W / 54.310; -7.735

Letterbreen (from Irish: Leitir Bhruín, meaning "Bruín's hillside")[1][2] is a hamlet in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It is 5 miles southwest of Enniskillen on the main route to Sligo. It lies in the foothills of Belmore Mountain.

The hamlet has a Methodist church built in 1885[3], a Church of Ireland church hall, a shop, a post office, a pub and several houses. It is served by a primary school at nearby Florencecourt. Letterbreen Court House was located a mile west of Letterbreen crossroads, in one of the wings of Summerhill house.[4]

Transport[edit]

Letterbreen is a request stop on the Bus Éireann Sligo-Manorhamilton-Enniskillen Expressway route 66. [5] The coach stops at Sligo bus station which is beside Sligo railway station. Connecting trains from Sligo run to Dublin Connolly Irish Rail - Official site

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames NI Archived 2012-06-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  3. ^ Rowan, Alistair, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (Comprising the Counties of Londonderry, Donegal, Fermanagh and Tyrone), Penguin, London, 1979 p.340-1
  4. ^ Rowan, Alistair, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster, p.341
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-09-28. Retrieved 2014-07-06.