Lisbellaw

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Lisbellaw
  • Irish: Lios Béal Átha
Lisbellaw Parish Church - geograph.org.uk - 167631.jpg
Lisbellaw Parish Church
Lisbellaw is located in Northern Ireland
Lisbellaw
Lisbellaw
Lisbellaw shown within Northern Ireland
Population 1,277 (2008 estimate)
Irish grid reference H301410
• Belfast 78 miles
District
County
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ENNISKILLEN
Postcode district BT94
Dialling code 028, +44 28
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Fermanagh
54°19′01″N 7°32′13″W / 54.317°N 7.537°W / 54.317; -7.537Coordinates: 54°19′01″N 7°32′13″W / 54.317°N 7.537°W / 54.317; -7.537

Lisbellaw (from Irish: Lios Béal Átha, meaning "ringfort at the ford-mouth")[1] is a village in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, about 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Enniskillen. In 2008 it had an estimated population of 1,277 people.

The village is built around the (Church of Ireland) parish church, which was built in the 18th century. The steep main street houses two grocery shop, a hairdressing salon, two pubs, a post office, a dentist's surgery, a beauty salon, a butcher, two mechanics, a pharmacy, a health store distributor, a chip shop, and a hardware store, as well as the (Church of Ireland) parish centre, the Methodist and Presbyterian churches. The Roman Catholic church building and a Plymouth Brethren gospel hall lie just off the main street. Just outside the village is Carrybridge, a marina on Upper Lough Erne.

A Lisbellaw railway station opened on August 16, 1858 and shut down on 1 October 1957.[2]

Population[edit]

Lisbellaw is classified as a village by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. A census performed on April 29, 2001 revealed a population of 1,046 people living in Lisbellaw. Of these:

  • 24.0% were aged under 16 years and 16.7% were aged 60 and over
  • 48.7% of the population were male and 51.3% were female
  • 91.9% were from a Protestant and other Christian background (including Christian related community background) [3]
  • 7.3% of the population were from a Catholic Community Background [4]
  • 5.7% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed

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