Fermanagh Gold Introduction


When in Fermanagh, do have a look in the local papers to see if there are any local history society meetings taking place. There are about a dozen such societies in the county, the meetings are very informal and they are a great place to meet people. 

My favourite genealogical story is about a couple who arrived in Fermanagh with an old photograph and got talking to Pat Cassidy in Lisnaskea to whom they told all they knew. 

He listened for a while and then brought them a few doors down the street. He knocked on the door and when the householder opened the door the American visitors saw another copy of the same photograph on the wall. 

There is a huge amount of local information out there in the folk memory that is not recorded in any book or archive.

Seamas McCanny