Lisbellaw (from Irish: Lios Béal Átha, meaning 'ringfort at the ford-mouth')[1] is a village in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, about 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Enniskillen. In 2008 it had an estimated population of 1,277 people.

  • Lios Béal Átha
Lisbellaw Parish Church - - 167631.jpg
Lisbellaw Parish Church
Lisbellaw is located in Northern Ireland
Location within Northern Ireland
Population1,106 (2011 Census)
• Belfast78 miles
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBT94
Dialling code028, +44 28
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
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Northern Ireland
54°19′01″N 7°32′13″W / 54.317°N 7.537°W / 54.317; -7.537Coordinates: 54°19′01″N 7°32′13″W / 54.317°N 7.537°W / 54.317; -7.537

The village is built around the Church of Ireland parish church, which was built in the 18th century. The steep main street houses two grocery shop, a hairdressing salon, two pubs, a post office, a dentist's surgery, a beauty salon, a butcher, two mechanics, a pharmacy, a health store distributor, a chip shop, and a hardware store, as well as the Church of Ireland parish centre, the Methodist and Presbyterian churches. The Roman Catholic church building and a Plymouth Brethren gospel hall lie just off the main street. Just outside the village is Carrybridge, a marina on Upper Lough Erne.

Lisbellaw railway station opened on 16 August 1858 and shut down on 1 October 1957.[2]


2001 CensusEdit

Lisbellaw is classified as a village by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. A census performed on 29 April 2001 revealed a population of 1,046 people living in Lisbellaw. Of these:

  • 24.0% were aged under 16 years and 16.7% were aged 60 and over
  • 48.7% of the population were male and 51.3% were female
  • 91.9% were from a Protestant and other Christian background (including Christian related community background) [3]
  • 7.3% of the population were from a Catholic Community Background [4]
  • 5.7% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed

2011 CensusEdit

On Census Day (27 March 2011) the usually resident population of Lisbellaw Settlement was 1,106 accounting for 0.06% of the NI total.[5]

  • 99.64% were from the white (including Irish Traveller) ethnic group;
  • 13.47% belong to or were brought up in the Catholic religion and 83.00% belong to or were brought up in a 'Protestant and Other Christian (including Christian related)' religion; and
  • 72.42% indicated that they had a British national identity, 10.85% had an Irish national identity and 26.13% had a Northern Irish national identity. Respondents could indicate more than one national identity.
  • 3.90% had some knowledge of Irish;
  • 7.03% had some knowledge of Ulster-Scots; and
  • 0.38% did not have English as their first language.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ "Lisbellaw station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 28 October 2007.
  3. ^ "NINIS Area Profile of Lisbellaw".
  4. ^ "NINIS Area Profile of Lisbellaw".
  5. ^ "Census 2011 Population Statistics for Lisbellaw Settlement". NINIS. Retrieved 21 December 2019.   This article incorporates text published under the British Open Government Licence:

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