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More2explore Brookeborough by Sam Blair
More2explore Brookeborough by Sam Blair
Published: 2010/10/12
Channel: Aislinn Hagan
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 Charity tractor run
brookeborough Charity tractor run
Published: 2014/05/04
Channel: Marc McCusker
Brookeborough Step in Time(1)
Brookeborough Step in Time(1)
Published: 2013/10/28
Channel: Karen Greene
Brookeborough
Brookeborough
Published: 2017/03/25
Channel: On the March Videos
Brookeborough Pipe Band @ Brookeborough District Parade 2015
Brookeborough Pipe Band @ Brookeborough District Parade 2015
Published: 2015/07/10
Channel: Loyal Star 98
Brookeborough
Brookeborough
Published: 2017/03/25
Channel: On the March Videos
Brookeborough Mass Band
Brookeborough Mass Band
Published: 2010/07/09
Channel: MrBandDVDs
Brookeborough Flute Band @ County Fermanaghs Black Saturday 2015
Brookeborough Flute Band @ County Fermanaghs Black Saturday 2015
Published: 2016/08/07
Channel: Loyal Star 98
Brookeborough F.B. (No.1) @ The Luther 500 Parade 06/05/17
Brookeborough F.B. (No.1) @ The Luther 500 Parade 06/05/17
Published: 2017/05/09
Channel: relentless03
Brookeborough FB (2) @ Drum Accordion Band Parade 2017
Brookeborough FB (2) @ Drum Accordion Band Parade 2017
Published: 2017/07/15
Channel: James Johnston
Brookeborough F.B. (No.2) @ The Luther 500 Parade 06/05/17
Brookeborough F.B. (No.2) @ The Luther 500 Parade 06/05/17
Published: 2017/05/11
Channel: relentless03
Brookeborough Twelfth Morning
Brookeborough Twelfth Morning
Published: 2012/07/12
Channel: gmc1981
2016 - Lodges from Brookeborough at the Twelfth
2016 - Lodges from Brookeborough at the Twelfth
Published: 2016/08/07
Channel: breffni276
Brookeborough FB @ Eniskillien Fusiliers FB Parade 2017
Brookeborough FB @ Eniskillien Fusiliers FB Parade 2017
Published: 2017/08/20
Channel: Loyal Bands Parades NI Videos
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 FB @ Drum Accordion Band Parade 2017
Brookeborough FB @ Drum Accordion Band Parade 2017
Published: 2017/07/15
Channel: James Johnston
Brookeborough Twelfth 2010, Lisnaskea Accordion Band
Brookeborough Twelfth 2010, Lisnaskea Accordion Band
Published: 2010/07/13
Channel: MyWjw
Brookeborough Flute Band
Brookeborough Flute Band
Published: 2015/02/08
Channel: 18coolbuck
Co.Fermanagh 12th July Brookeborough
Co.Fermanagh 12th July Brookeborough
Published: 2010/07/15
Channel: southfermanaghlfb
Brookeborough FB @ South Fermangh Loyalists FB Parade 2017
Brookeborough FB @ South Fermangh Loyalists FB Parade 2017
Published: 2017/09/23
Channel: Loyal Bands Parades NI Videos
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 Flash Jack
Brookeborough Flash Jack
Published: 2011/06/09
Channel: HeartlandHackneyFarm
LORD AND LADY BROOKEBOROUGH HOME  - NO SOUND
LORD AND LADY BROOKEBOROUGH HOME - NO SOUND
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: British Movietone
Brookeborough FB 12th Night 2014 Scotts Bar
Brookeborough FB 12th Night 2014 Scotts Bar
Published: 2014/07/13
Channel: xLouisey1989
Brookeborough Flute Band @ Defenders Of The Rock 25th Anniversary Parade 2013 (HD)
Brookeborough Flute Band @ Defenders Of The Rock 25th Anniversary Parade 2013 (HD)
Published: 2013/07/28
Channel: ULSTERBANDS
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: James Johnston
Brookeborough Flute
Brookeborough Flute
Published: 2016/06/12
Channel: Ballinamallard Accordion
Melody Mass Band at Brookeborough 2010 (Part 1)
Melody Mass Band at Brookeborough 2010 (Part 1)
Published: 2010/07/09
Channel: Jason Marshall
Brookeborough Flute Band @ Brookeborough District Parade 2015 (2)
Brookeborough Flute Band @ Brookeborough District Parade 2015 (2)
Published: 2015/07/10
Channel: Loyal Star 98
2017 - Brookeborough Flute Band at Rossnowlagh Orange Walk
2017 - Brookeborough Flute Band at Rossnowlagh Orange Walk
Published: 2017/07/15
Channel: breffni276
Pride of Ballinran & Brookeborough - Colonel Bogey
Pride of Ballinran & Brookeborough - Colonel Bogey
Published: 2013/09/29
Channel: dede mcd
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 1 @ Lisburn Young Defenders Festival 2017
Brookeborough 1 @ Lisburn Young Defenders Festival 2017
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: On the March Videos
Brookeborough 5 @ Lisburn Young Defenders Festival 2017
Brookeborough 5 @ Lisburn Young Defenders Festival 2017
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: On the March Videos
Brookeborough Flute Band 5 @ LYD Festival of Melody Flute Bands
Brookeborough Flute Band 5 @ LYD Festival of Melody Flute Bands
Published: 2016/03/21
Channel: Lisburn Young Defenders
Brookeborough FB 12th Night 2014- The Sash-
Brookeborough FB 12th Night 2014- The Sash-
Published: 2014/07/13
Channel: xLouisey1989
Brookeborough Elim Church - 7th July 2013. Stewart Watson sings I Will Serve
Brookeborough Elim Church - 7th July 2013. Stewart Watson sings I Will Serve
Published: 2013/07/08
Channel: Ashley Arnold
Brookeborough Flute Band @ 36th Ulster Division Review Parade 09/05/15
Brookeborough Flute Band @ 36th Ulster Division Review Parade 09/05/15
Published: 2015/05/21
Channel: relentless03
ARRIVAL OF LORD BROOKEBOROUGH - NO SOUND
ARRIVAL OF LORD BROOKEBOROUGH - NO SOUND
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: British Movietone
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 @ North Fermanagh Young Defenders 2014
Brookeborough @ North Fermanagh Young Defenders 2014
Published: 2014/08/23
Channel: AdiProd256
Brookeborough 2 @ Lisburn Young Defenders Festival 2017
Brookeborough 2 @ Lisburn Young Defenders Festival 2017
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: On the March Videos
Brookeborough Flute Band @ Brookeborough District Parade 2015
Brookeborough Flute Band @ Brookeborough District Parade 2015
Published: 2015/07/10
Channel: Loyal Star 98
2011-07-06 teapot collection brookeborough
2011-07-06 teapot collection brookeborough
Published: 2011/07/08
Channel: bogoff99
Grass silage class 870 in Brookeborough 2008
Grass silage class 870 in Brookeborough 2008
Published: 2008/10/14
Channel: johnnydeere1976
South Fermanagh Loyalist Flute Band @ Brookeborough 2013.
South Fermanagh Loyalist Flute Band @ Brookeborough 2013.
Published: 2013/07/05
Channel: rossleaman1
Brookeborough @ South Fermanagh Loyalists Parade
Brookeborough @ South Fermanagh Loyalists Parade
Published: 2015/09/26
Channel: Band Parades - Promoting the Band Scene
Brookeborough Flute Band 2017
Brookeborough Flute Band 2017
Published: 2017/10/14
Channel: James Johnston
Brookeborough 3 @ Lisburn Young Defenders Festival 2017
Brookeborough 3 @ Lisburn Young Defenders Festival 2017
Published: 2017/03/27
Channel: On the March Videos
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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 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
NI Assembly
Website https://web.archive.org/web/20070202072226/http://www.bdcda.org/
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
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 a well-known attack on Brookeborough R.U.C. Barracks by the I.R.A. during its 1950s Border Campaign. This attack was led by Seán Garland, and included Seán South and Fergal O'Hanlon, both the subjects of well-known Irish republican ballads, 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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