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  • Lios Béal Átha
Lisbellaw Parish Church - - 167631.jpg
Lisbellaw Parish Church
Lisbellaw is located in Northern Ireland
Location within Northern Ireland
Population1,106 (2011 Census)
• Belfast78 miles
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBT94
Dialling code028, +44 28
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
List of places
Northern Ireland
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.

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


2001 Census[edit]

Lisbellaw is classified as a village by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. A census performed on 29 April 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

2011 Census[edit]

On Census Day (27 March 2011) the usually resident population of Lisbellaw Settlement was 1,106 accounting for 0.06% of the NI total.[5]

  • 99.64% were from the white (including Irish Traveller) ethnic group;
  • 13.47% belong to or were brought up in the Catholic religion and 83.00% belong to or were brought up in a 'Protestant and Other Christian (including Christian related)' religion; and
  • 72.42% indicated that they had a British national identity, 10.85% had an Irish national identity and 26.13% had a Northern Irish national identity. Respondents could indicate more than one national identity.
  • 3.90% had some knowledge of Irish;
  • 7.03% had some knowledge of Ulster-Scots; and
  • 0.38% did not have English as their first language.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ "Lisbellaw station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 28 October 2007.
  3. ^ "NINIS Area Profile of Lisbellaw".
  4. ^ "NINIS Area Profile of Lisbellaw".
  5. ^ "Census 2011 Population Statistics for Lisbellaw Settlement". NINIS. Retrieved 21 December 2019. This article contains OGL licensed text This article incorporates text published under the British Open Government Licence:

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