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One of the six counties of Northern Ireland until the local government reorganization of 1973, borders on the Irish Republic. Enniskillen, the chief town, was a protestant settlement in the early 17th cent. and sustained a siege in 1689 which took much of the pressure off the Jacobite attack on Londonderry. The area depends upon tourism, cattle, and fishing, with a little light industry. It has a mixed religious population.

Subjects: British History.

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