Aghavea (County Fermanagh)
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Aghavea which has a very small town known as Brookeborough would be approx. 11 miles from Enniskillen and its 5 miles from the borders of Tyrone. From the evidence of the census this village had a population of 517 people and the economy is mostly depended on dairy farming. Clogher would be the main area around Aghavea, and there are 5 places of worship including the catholic, methodist, elim pentecostal, Church of Ireland and Baptist church. After the year 1901 a man named Harte is in deep rememberence of the Boer War. The Lady Brooke memorial hall is situated behind that particular Ornament, this tourists attraction consists of a clock tower and transverse stained glass window panels.
The medieval parish of Aghavea (Achadh Bheithe, The Field of the Beech) contained one ballybetagh of land. About a century ago an inscribed stone in Gaelic was discovered here. An ancient tombstone with the inscription 'a prayer for Dunchad'. This is now in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.
John Macken who wrote for The Literary Gazette of London returned home to become the Editor of The Erne Packet of Enniskillen Chronicle which was founded by Edward Duffy in 1808. He continued as editor until his untimely death in 1823 aged 39 years.
Copies of many of the church records from Aghavea including baptisms 1815 - 1926, marriages 1815 - 1907 andburials 1815 - 1986 can be foundin the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) . The reference numbers are MIC538/8; MIC1/229.
The 1821 ﾖ 1851 census returns were almost all destroyed in a fire, the 1861 ﾖ 1891 census returns were destroyed by the government. The 1901 ﾖ 1911 census returns are available on line free of charge on the National Archives of Ireland website.
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