Bellanaleck (from Irish: Bealach na Leice, meaning "pass of the flagstone"[1]) is a small village in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It lies just south of Enniskillen on the main A509 (N3) road Enniskillen towards Cavan and Dublin. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 213. It is situated within Fermanagh and Omagh district.

Bellanaleck
Cleenish Church of Ireland, Bellanaleck - geograph.org.uk - 492350.jpg
Cleenish Church of Ireland, Bellanaleck
Bellanaleck is located in Northern Ireland
Bellanaleck
Bellanaleck
Location within Northern Ireland
Population213 (2001 Census)
District
County
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBT
Dialling code028
EU ParliamentNorthern Ireland
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Fermanagh
54°17′42″N 7°38′27″W / 54.2949°N 7.6407°W / 54.2949; -7.6407Coordinates: 54°17′42″N 7°38′27″W / 54.2949°N 7.6407°W / 54.2949; -7.6407

TransportEdit

Bellanaleck is a stop on the Donegal-Enniskillen-Cavan-Dublin Airport-Dublin Bus Éireann Expressway route 30. There is a coach in each direction every two hours during the day as well as an overnight journey.[2] Services operate daily including Sundays. Ulsterbus route 58 from Enniskillen to Belturbet via Kinawley also serves Bellanaleck several times a day, Mondays to Saturdays.[3]

DemographyEdit

According to the 2001 census, Bellanaleck had a population of 213 people, of these:[citation needed]

  • 21% were from a Catholic background
  • 74% were from a Protestant background
  • 5% were stated as other

2011 CensusEdit

On Census day (27 March 2011) there were 532 people living in Bellanaleck.

  • 58.46% belong to or were brought up in the Catholic religion and 33.83% belong to or were brought up in a 'Protestant and Other Christian (including Christian related)' religion;
  • 32.52% indicated that they had a British national identity, 40.60% had an Irish national identity and 28.95% had a Northern Irish national identity*.
   *Respondents could indicate more than one national identity
  • 11.53% had some knowledge of Irish;
  • 2.52% had some knowledge of Ulster-Scots; and
  • 3.14% did not have English as their first language.

PeopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Flanagan, Deirdre & Laurence; Irish Place Names, page 182. Gill & Macmillan, 2002. ISBN 0-7171-3396-6
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 September 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.translink.co.uk/Services/Ulsterbus-Service-Page/Routes--Timetables/All-Timetables1/Ulsterbus-Service-58-Outbound/