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Brookeborough 1957
Brookeborough 1957
Published: 2018/01/01
Channel: Sean McNicholl
Brookeborough Flute Band 2017
Brookeborough Flute Band 2017
Published: 2017/10/14
Channel: Marching Band Videos
Brookeborough FB @ Eniskillien Fusiliers FB Parade 2017
Brookeborough FB @ Eniskillien Fusiliers FB Parade 2017
Published: 2017/08/20
Channel: Loyal Bands Parades NI Videos
Thiepval Memorial Pipe Band Drum Solo @ Brookeborough FB concert 4/2/17
Thiepval Memorial Pipe Band Drum Solo @ Brookeborough FB concert 4/2/17
Published: 2017/02/09
Channel: Fermanagh Band Scene
Brookeborough Flute Band @ South Fermanagh Loyalist Flute Band Parade 2017
Brookeborough Flute Band @ South Fermanagh Loyalist Flute Band Parade 2017
Published: 2017/09/23
Channel: Marching Band Videos
More2explore Brookeborough by Sam Blair
More2explore Brookeborough by Sam Blair
Published: 2010/10/12
Channel: Aislinn Hagan
brookeborough Charity tractor run
brookeborough Charity tractor run
Published: 2014/05/04
Channel: Marc McCusker
Brookeborough FB (2) @ Drum Accordion Band Parade 2017
Brookeborough FB (2) @ Drum Accordion Band Parade 2017
Published: 2017/07/15
Channel: Marching Band Videos
LÉARGAS – The Brookeborough Raid/LÉARGAS - ‘Faoi Ghlas ag Gaelaibh’.
LÉARGAS – The Brookeborough Raid/LÉARGAS - ‘Faoi Ghlas ag Gaelaibh’.
Published: 2015/05/11
Channel: joekilgobinet
Brookeborough FB @ Drum Accordion Band Parade 2017
Brookeborough FB @ Drum Accordion Band Parade 2017
Published: 2017/07/15
Channel: Marching Band Videos
Brookeborough Mass Band
Brookeborough Mass Band
Published: 2010/07/09
Channel: MrBandDVDs
Brookeborough
Brookeborough
Published: 2017/03/25
Channel: On the March Videos
Brookeborough Flute Band
Brookeborough Flute Band
Published: 2011/08/29
Channel: 00rangeman
Brookeborough
Brookeborough
Published: 2017/03/25
Channel: On the March Videos
LORD AND LADY BROOKEBOROUGH HOME  - NO SOUND
LORD AND LADY BROOKEBOROUGH HOME - NO SOUND
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: British Movietone
Brookeborough Flash Jack
Brookeborough Flash Jack
Published: 2011/06/09
Channel: HeartlandHackneyFarm
Brookeborough FB 12th Night 2014 Scotts Bar
Brookeborough FB 12th Night 2014 Scotts Bar
Published: 2014/07/13
Channel: xLouisey1989
Brookeborough 5 @ Lisburn Young Defenders Festival 2017
Brookeborough 5 @ Lisburn Young Defenders Festival 2017
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: On the March Videos
Brookeborough F.B. @ S.F.L. Parade  23/09/16
Brookeborough F.B. @ S.F.L. Parade 23/09/16
Published: 2016/09/25
Channel: relentless03
Brookeborough Step in Time(1)
Brookeborough Step in Time(1)
Published: 2013/10/28
Channel: Karen Greene
Brookeborough 1 @ Lisburn Young Defenders Festival 2017
Brookeborough 1 @ Lisburn Young Defenders Festival 2017
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: On the March Videos
Brookeborough @ South Fermanagh Loyalists Parade
Brookeborough @ South Fermanagh Loyalists Parade
Published: 2012/10/11
Channel: Band Parades - Promoting the Band Scene
Brookeborough Pipe Band - Abide With Me (Enniskillen Flagship Twelfth Parade 2012)
Brookeborough Pipe Band - Abide With Me (Enniskillen Flagship Twelfth Parade 2012)
Published: 2012/07/14
Channel: ULSTERBANDS
Brookeborough 2 @ Lisburn Young Defenders Festival 2017
Brookeborough 2 @ Lisburn Young Defenders Festival 2017
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: On the March Videos
Brookeborough @ ABOD Relief of Londonderry Parade
Brookeborough @ ABOD Relief of Londonderry Parade
Published: 2016/08/19
Channel: Band Parades - Promoting the Band Scene
Brookeborough Flute Band Return @ Brookeborough 28/06/12
Brookeborough Flute Band Return @ Brookeborough 28/06/12
Published: 2012/07/05
Channel: Arclaphane
Brookeborough @ Enniskillen Fusiliers Parade
Brookeborough @ Enniskillen Fusiliers Parade
Published: 2013/04/14
Channel: Band Parades - Promoting the Band Scene
brookeborough
brookeborough
Published: 2013/07/18
Channel: Thomas Blakely
South Fermanagh Loyalist Flute Band @ Brookeborough 2013.
South Fermanagh Loyalist Flute Band @ Brookeborough 2013.
Published: 2013/07/05
Channel: rossleaman1
Pride of Ballinran & Brookeborough - Colonel Bogey
Pride of Ballinran & Brookeborough - Colonel Bogey
Published: 2013/09/29
Channel: dede mcd
Brookeborough flute band @ 12th August 2017
Brookeborough flute band @ 12th August 2017
Published: 2017/08/10
Channel: Fermanagh Silver
Interview: Sir Basil Brooke
Interview: Sir Basil Brooke
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: British Movietone
Brookeborough Flute
Brookeborough Flute
Published: 2016/06/12
Channel: Ballinamallard Accordion
Brookeborough Flute Band @ County Fermanaghs Black Saturday 2015 (2)
Brookeborough Flute Band @ County Fermanaghs Black Saturday 2015 (2)
Published: 2016/08/10
Channel: Loyal Star 98
Brookeborough @ North Fermanagh Young Defenders 2014
Brookeborough @ North Fermanagh Young Defenders 2014
Published: 2014/08/23
Channel: AdiProd256
Brookeborough Flute Band
Brookeborough Flute Band
Published: 2015/02/08
Channel: 18coolbuck
Brookeborough F.B. @ ABOD 327th Ann. Parade 13/08/16
Brookeborough F.B. @ ABOD 327th Ann. Parade 13/08/16
Published: 2016/08/14
Channel: relentless03
Brookeborough FB - London 16.04.12
Brookeborough FB - London 16.04.12
Published: 2012/06/22
Channel: lissarleygirl
Brookeborough Flute Band at Ballinamallard Accordion Band 55th Anniversary Band parade 2016. 😊
Brookeborough Flute Band at Ballinamallard Accordion Band 55th Anniversary Band parade 2016. 😊
Published: 2016/06/11
Channel: Ballinamallard Accordion
Brookeborough Flute Band (2)
Brookeborough Flute Band (2)
Published: 2012/02/06
Channel: xLouisey1989
Brookeborough Flute Band @ S.F.L. Parade 25/09/15
Brookeborough Flute Band @ S.F.L. Parade 25/09/15
Published: 2015/09/28
Channel: relentless03
Brookeborough Flute London 2012
Brookeborough Flute London 2012
Published: 2012/06/21
Channel: johnnydeere1976
Brookeborough Flute Band @ South Fermanagh Annual 2012
Brookeborough Flute Band @ South Fermanagh Annual 2012
Published: 2012/10/06
Channel: TheSplash55
Brookeborough Elim Church Testimoney Night Sun 29th Dec 2013 - Lisa Curry
Brookeborough Elim Church Testimoney Night Sun 29th Dec 2013 - Lisa Curry
Published: 2013/12/30
Channel: Ashley Arnold
Brookeborough Flute Band
Brookeborough Flute Band
Published: 2011/05/13
Channel: 18coolbuck
Young at Heart Brookeborough Elim October - December 2014
Young at Heart Brookeborough Elim October - December 2014
Published: 2014/12/16
Channel: Ashley Arnold
Brookeborough Flute Band @ Belfast Tattoo 2015
Brookeborough Flute Band @ Belfast Tattoo 2015
Published: 2015/09/06
Channel: On the March Videos
Brookeborough F.B. @ Defenders Of The Rock
Brookeborough F.B. @ Defenders Of The Rock's Parade 26/07/14
Published: 2015/01/25
Channel: relentless03
Grass silage class 870 in Brookeborough 2008
Grass silage class 870 in Brookeborough 2008
Published: 2008/10/14
Channel: johnnydeere1976
Brookeborough Flute London 2012 4
Brookeborough Flute London 2012 4
Published: 2012/06/20
Channel: johnnydeere1976
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Brookeborough
The Lady Brook Memorial Hall, Brookeborough - geograph.org.uk - 912428.jpg
Lady Brooke Memorial Hall, Brookeborough
Brookeborough is located in Northern Ireland
Brookeborough
Brookeborough
Brookeborough shown within Northern Ireland
Population 517 (2001 Census)
Irish grid reference H380410
• Belfast 69 miles (111 km)
District
County
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Enniskillen
Postcode district BT94
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament
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Website https://web.archive.org/web/20070202072226/http://www.bdcda.org/
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Fermanagh
54°18′54″N 7°24′22″W / 54.315°N 7.406°W / 54.315; -7.406Coordinates: 54°18′54″N 7°24′22″W / 54.315°N 7.406°W / 54.315; -7.406

Brookeborough (/brʊkˈbʌrə/) is a village in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, at the westerly foot of Slieve Beagh. It lies about eleven miles east of Enniskillen, just off the A4 trunk road, and about five miles west of the County Tyrone boundary. It is situated in the civil parish of Aghavea and the historic barony of Magherastephana.[2] It is situated within Fermanagh and Omagh district.

According to the 2001 Census, Brookeborough had a population of 517. The economy is heavily dependent on cattle and sheep farming. There are five places of Christian worship; a Catholic church, a Methodist church (built in 1839), an Elim Pentecostal church, a Church of Ireland church and a Baptist church; three public houses; and two primary (elementary) schools.

The Boer War memorial at the head of the town was carved by a local man named Harte in 1901. Behind it is the Lady Brooke Memorial Hall of the same date, a period building preserving all its original features including a clocktower and transverse stained glass window panels.

History[edit]

Before the Plantation of Ulster the area of Brookeborough was known as Achadh Lon (anglicised as Aghalun), the townland in which it lies. It is believed that the Irish name refers to a "field of blackbirds". Aghalun was in the hands of the Maguire Clan until the 1641 rebellion when it was given to the Brooke family. The village was then named after Sir Henry Brooke, who was granted the village in 1666 and settled at Colebrooke Park nearby.

On 1 January 1957, there was an attack on Brookeborough Royal Ulster Constabulary Barracks by the Irish Republican Army during its 1950s Border Campaign. This attack was led by Seán Garland, and included Seán South and Fergal O'Hanlon, who were shot dead during the attack.

In 2002, the Brookeborough Community Development Association, in conjunction with a similar organisation in Riverstown, County Sligo, Republic of Ireland, launched the Riverbrooke Cross-Border Initiative linking the two villages in a programme of cross-community/cross-border working.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Colebrooke House a B+ listed neo-classical country house, built in 1820, and situated in an estate of 1,000 acres. Colebrooke Park was recently renovated and refurbished by the present Viscount Brookeborough and his wife, Viscountess Brookeborough. This renovation of Colebrooke included the installation of the new Colebrooke spa [3] which was featured on the television show Country House Rescue in June 2012 [4] Part of this renovation also includes additional accommodation in the form of The Triumphal Arch Lodge [5] Today Colebrooke Park, and the buildings around it, provide a tranquil getaway from the rush of the main A4 road between Brookeborough and Fivemiletown, which eventually becomes a section of motorway between Ballygawley and Dungannon, on the way to Belfast. This homely and historic rural retreat has also featured in a number of programmes and publications on the culture of Northern Ireland [6] and also includes holiday cottages [7]and The Ashbrooke Riding School. Equestrianism has long been a part of the history of this area.
  • Memorial to Seán South and Fergal O'Hanlon at Altawalk Cross.
  • Brookeborough Railway Station House (Formerly on the Clogher Valley railway which ran through the village from May 1887 to January 1942) - This small redbrick building now hosts a playgroup and community centre, and pays homage to its railway tradition through the artwork of Amanda Montgomery, who produced a specially commissioned piece of artwork based around themes of travel and railway history. Also in 1998 President Mary McAleese visited the station house as part of a celebration of its opening and as a testament to the cross community work taking place in the area at this time. [8]
  • Brookeborough Heber McMahons GAA grounds and complex - Located on the Carrickaheenan Road this facility includes two football pitches, changing rooms, and clubhouse.
  • Aghavea Parish Church [9]

People[edit]

Others who were born in the village and have achieved success of note include the Breen brothers - Paul, academic and author of such works as The Charlton Men [10] and Martin, editor of the Sunday Life newspaper;[11] Amanda Montgomery, artist,[12] and Kieran Donnelly former Fermanagh GAA Senior Team Assistant manager.

Transport[edit]

2001 Census[edit]

Brookeborough is classified as a small village or hamlet by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (i.e. with a population of between 500 and 1,000 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 517 people living in Brookeborough. Of these:

  • 25.5% were aged under 16 years
  • 16.8% were aged 60 and over
  • the average age was 34.7 years (NI average age 35.8 years)
  • 50.3% of the population were male and 49.7% were female
  • 50.2% were from a Catholic community background
  • 48.1% were from a Protestant and other Christian
  • 8.2% were born outside Northern Ireland

For further details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service

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