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Magheracross (Fermanagh)

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Magheracross church, Ballinamallard.
Magheracross church, Ballinamallard.

Magheracross is a townland and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It extends in area from just north of Enniskillen to the Border with County Tyrone. There is also a small enclave in County Tyrone.

Magheracross Townland.
Magheracross Townland.

The Parish has a rich history and the main town in the parish is Ballinamallard.

Landmarks

Notable landmarks in the parish include:

Townlands of the Parish

  • Cooltrain townland
    Cooltrain townland
  • Cooltrain
    Cooltrain
  • Drumsloe
    Drumsloe
  • Cooltrain townland
    Cooltrain townland

Religion

Religion has played a large part in the History of Magheracross. About 450AD the local parish was said to have been founded by St Patrick and about 550AD St Columba passed thorough the area. In the 7th century Laisrén mac Nad Froích founded a community on nearby Devenish Island. Another Monastery was built in the middle ages in the Parish, and other establishments built at nearby Trory. In 1769 John Wesley visited the district bringing Methodism and nearby Coa Chapel was built in 1770.

In the early 20th century further religious movements swept the district.[14][15]

Note

The area should not be confused with Magheracross in Antrim or Maghera Cross in Limerick.

See also

References

  1. ^ cavanalough-glebe.
  2. ^ Cooltrain townland.
  3. ^ Currin Townland Information.
  4. ^ Drumcreen Townland information.
  5. ^ Photo of Drummuray
  6. ^ Drummuray.
  7. ^ Drummuray townlands.
  8. ^ Drummuray townland.
  9. ^ Drumsloe Townland Information.
  10. ^ Drumsloe place name.
  11. ^ Ballinamallard History.
  12. ^ Salloon Town Land.
  13. ^ Salry Townland Information.
  14. ^ "The Pilgrim Tramps. The Rite of Baptism. Immersion of 27 Followers in the Ballinamallard River" The Impartial Reporter and Farmers Journal, Enniskillin, Northern Ireland. 29 September 1904, p. 8.
  15. ^ "Crowds Await Millennium. Cooneyites Hold Prayer Meetings and Baptize Hundreds Daily in Ireland" The New York Times, New York, New York. 4 August 1909, p. 3.
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