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Fermanagh is part of the Fermanagh and South Tyrone Parliamentary Constituency, renowned for high levels of voting and for electing Provisional IRA hunger-striker Bobby Sands as a Member of Parliament in the Fermanagh and South Tyrone by-election, April 1981, shortly before his death.
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County Fermanagh () ( or " men of the monks ") is the only one of six counties that form Northern Ireland to not adjoin Lough Neagh.
Fermanagh District Council is the only one of the 26 district councils in Northern Ireland that contains all of the county it is named after.
It is the seat of local government for Fermanagh District Council, and is also the county town of Fermanagh as well as its largest town.
For the purposes of the Act, "... Northern Ireland shall consist of the parliamentary counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone, and the parliamentary boroughs of Belfast and Londonderry, and Southern Ireland shall consist of so much of Ireland as is not comprised within the said parliamentary counties and boroughs.
The greater part of its land border is shared with three counties of Northern Ireland: County Londonderry, County Tyrone and County Fermanagh.
Leitrim is bordered by the counties of Donegal to the north, Fermanagh to the north-east, Cavan to the east, Longford to the south, Roscommon to the south-west and Sligo to the west.
The town of Enniskillen ( Irish inis Cethlinn, " Cethlenn's island ") in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland is named after her.
In elections for the Westminster Parliament it is split between the Mid-Ulster and Fermanagh & South Tyrone constituencies.
Fayette Township is bordered by Mifflin and Snyder Counties to the north, Monroe Township to the east, Delaware and Walker Townships to the south and Fermanagh Township to the west.
Fermanagh Township is bordered by Mifflin County to the north, Fayette Township to the east and Walker Township to the south.
Milford Township is bordered by Mifflin County to the north, Fermanagh Township to the north and east, Walker Township to the east, Port Royal to the south and east, Turbett and Spruce Hill Townships to the south, and Beale Township to the west and south.
Walker Township is bordered by Fermanagh and Fayette Townships to the north, Delaware Township to the east, Perry County to the south and Turbett Township to the west and south.
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The current site of Fermanagh College ( now part of the South West College ) was the former Enniskillen Gaol, many people were tried and hanged here in the square during the times of public execution.
Even after the election of Bobby Sands as MP for Fermanagh / South Tyrone, a part of the mass mobilization associated with the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike by republican prisoners in the H blocks of the Maze prison ( known as Long Kesh by Republicans ), Adams was cautious about the level of political involvement by Sinn Féin.
Leaks to the press generated shock among some nationalists: instead of ceding large areas of the North to the Free State, the latter would receive only a small part of south Armagh and Fermanagh, and would actually lose part of eastern Donegal.
* The six Ulster counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone, are known together as Northern Ireland, and are part of the United Kingdom.
The constituency was created in 1950 when the old two-seat constituency of Fermanagh and Tyrone was abolished as part of the final move to single member seats.
The seat was created in 1950 when the old Fermanagh and Tyrone two-member constituency was abolished as part of the final move to single-member seats.
As the name implies, the seat includes all of County Fermanagh and the southern part of County Tyrone.
As part of the nation-wide Sixth Periodic Review of Westminster constituencies, the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland proposes expanding the existing Fermanagh and South Tyrone seat with the addition of Drumquin, Newtownsaville, and Sixmilecross amongst others
Frederick McIvor, a Methodist clergyman, McIvor was born in the Tullyhommon, County Fermanagh part of the village of Pettigo, which straddles the Northern Ireland border.
But it also included areas outside Donegal, such as the baronies of Carbury in County Sligo, Rosclogher in County Leitrim, and Magheraboy and Firlurg in County Fermanagh, and part of southern County Londonderry, hence it straddled the modern Republic of Ireland and also part of Northern Ireland in the UK.
While the greater part of the village lies within County Fermanagh, part of it crosses the border into County Donegal, a part of Ulster that lies in the Republic of Ireland.
* Belleek, County Fermanagh ( part of Belleek is actually in County Donegal, as the border passes through the town but most of it is on the ' northern ' side )
* a territory in Ireland, now more commonly referred to as County Donegal, although the Kingdom and later Principality of Tyrconnell was broader than that, including parts of Sligo, Leitrim ( present day Republic of Ireland ), Tyrone, Fermanagh and a southern part of Derry ( currently Northern Ireland ).
The Battle of Newtownbutler took place near Enniskillen in County Fermanagh, Ireland, in 1689 and was part of the Williamite War in Ireland between the forces of William and Mary and those of King James II.
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Outside the prison in a major publicity coup, Sands was nominated for Parliament and won the Fermanagh and South Tyrone by-election.
On one occasion where he met with relatives of the hunger strike, he refused to meet the family of Bobby Sands, a MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone and O / C of the Provisional IRA hunger strikers, and the first to die on this strike, along with the sister of Raymond McCreesh, who had died on 21 May.
He represented Fermanagh & South Tyrone in the short-lived Northern Ireland Assembly elected in 1973 and dissolved in 1974, following the collapse of the power-sharing Executive.
He narrowly lost the seat at the 1984 election but was returned to serve as an MEP in 1989 election where he sat with the regionalist Rainbow Group He also canvassed for IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands in the Fermanagh and South Tyrone by-election, in which Sands was elected to Westminster.
He contested the 1979 UK General Election and 1986 by-election in the Fermanagh and South Tyrone seat.
He was succeeded as the Baby of the House on 9 April 1981 when Bobby Sands was elected at the April 1981 Fermanagh and South Tyrone by-election, however Sands died on 5 May 1981 whilst on hunger strike in Long Kesh Prison.
Dorrell again became the Baby of the House until 20 August 1981, when Sands ' successor Owen Carron was elected at the August 1981 Fermanagh and South Tyrone by-election.
Gildernew has been the Member of Parliament for the Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency since 2001 and has been a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly ( MLA ) for the Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency since 25 June 1998.
On her return in 1996 she was the second placed candidate for Sinn Féin in the Forum elections for Fermanagh and South Tyrone but was unsuccessful.
She was elected MLA for Fermanagh and South Tyrone in the 1998 Assembly elections and retained her seat in the 2003 and 2007 elections.
Maginnis was the Ulster Unionist candidate for Fermanagh and South Tyrone in the second by-election in 1981, coming second.