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Brookeborough

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Brookeborough is a village in Aghaveagh civil parish, County Fermanagh. It lies about eleven miles to the east of the town of Enniskillen, on the main road to Fivemiletown.

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BROOKBOROUGH, a post-town, in the parish of AUGHAVEA, barony of MAGHERASTEPHENA, county of FERMANAGH, and province of ULSTER, 13 miles (E.) from Enniskillen, and 75¼ miles (N. W.) from Dublin; containing 83 houses and 480 inhabitants. This town is situated on the road from Lisnaskea to Five-miletown, and is a chief constabulary police station. Fairs are held on the third Tuesday in every month, for the sale of cattle, sheep, and pigs, and of butter, cloth, and arn; premiums are given every fair day to the largest purchasers and sellers, by a committee who have the management of the fairs. A manorial court is held occasionally, at which small debts are recoverable; and petty sessions are held every alternate Tuesday. Divine service, according to the form of the Established Church, is performed in a parochial school-house every Sunday evening and there is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. Here is also a dispensary.

from Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837.

 

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