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a town in SW Northern Ireland, in Fermanagh, on an island in the River Erne: scene of the defeat of James II's forces in 1689. Pop: 13 599 (2001)
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Examples from the Web for enniskillen
Contemporary Examples
  • enniskillen was the scene of one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles when 11 people were killed on Remembrance Sunday in 1987.

  • The Queen today met relatives of the victims of an IRA bombing in enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

Historical Examples
  • The cavalry, supported by light artillery, were to take enniskillen by surprise.

    Gossamer George A. Birmingham
  • It was a great day for enniskillen and for the enniskillen Guards, who were out in force.

    Just Irish Charles Battell Loomis
  • The two most important of these centres were enniskillen and Londonderry.

    A History of England, Period III. Rev. J. Franck Bright
  • He was singing a stave from the "enniskillen Dragoon" when I came up with him.

    Roughing it in the Bush Susanna Moodie
  • As one approaches enniskillen the glories of Loch Erne commence.

  • Of this a striking example occurred at the last enniskillen assizes.

  • The Protestants had long since fled, and were gathered round Derry and enniskillen.

    Orange and Green

    G. A. Henty
  • Schomberg was soon joined by three regiments of enniskillen horse.

    Orange and Green

    G. A. Henty

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