A Border Fire Brigade

Posted on July 23rd, 2008 by by admin

A BORDER FIRE BRIGADE.

About the late1960’s early 1970’s a decision was taken by the Government to provide some form of fire cover in the rural areas of the country. It was said that this came about due to the membership of the E.E.C. and that according to law there should be adequate fire cover within a distance of fifteen miles from an established fire fighting unit. Prior to this the only fire stations in Co. Fermanagh were in Enniskillen and Lisnaskea, these two stations were responsible for fire cover throughout the county, parts of Co. Tyrone and quite often their services were required across the border in neighbouring counties.

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An Ancient History of the O’Loughlins

Posted on July 23rd, 2008 by by admin

The Ancient History of the Distinguished Surname.

* * * * O’Loughlin. * * * *

World history has seldom been influenced more by any other race than by that of the Irish people. Not only does Ireland have the world’s oldest standing structure, and was home to the earliest missionaries to Scotland and England, and was possessed of a refined culture, but there is also reasonable claim to the statement that the Irish were the first settlers in North America.

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Keenaghan Graveyard

Posted on July 23rd, 2008 by by admin

Keenaghan Monastery.

Keenaghan Monastery ruins in the town land of Tievealough is said to be one of the oldest in Ireland. This sacred place with the a-joining walled cemetery alongside Keenaghan Lough has a long history. Destroyed by Cromwellian forces in the early 1600’s Keenaghan Abbey had for several 100 years been the focal point for Christianity in the ancient Kingdom of Mulleek.

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Sample Post

Posted on July 17th, 2008 by by admin

Joe – this is called a ‘post’.  They are date specific … so if, on any day, you would like to write something – a few notes, or whatever you like, a post is the best place to do it!