Cornaclare

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Cornaclare or Johnstown
Irish grid reference H466315
District Fermanagh District Council
County County Fermanagh
Constituent country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ENNISKILLEN
Postcode district BT92
Dialling code 028 677 38
Police Northern Ireland
Fire Northern Ireland
Ambulance Northern Ireland
European Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Fermanagh and South Tyrone
NI Assembly Fermanagh and South Tyrone
List of places: UK • Northern Ireland •


Cornaclare or Johnstown is a townland in South-East County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

History

World War Two

Left to right: Sarah, Mary, Margaret and Mary Jane Swindle

The U.S. Army planned to station troops in Johnstown when they entered the war. Johnstown Lodge was requistioned for this purpose and converted in to billets. Unfortunately, the work attracted the attention of pro-Axis Republicans who burned the house to the ground.

This photograph shows Mary Jane Swindle (nee Irwin) and her daughters standing in front of the charred ruins. The Swindle family lived in a gatehouse at the entrance to the grounds.