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Below are some fascinating sayings from around Fermanagh.

IN 1992, Fermanagh solicitor Terence Gibson appeared in Enniskillen Crown Court representing the man who had crashed into his car. His defence was unsuccessful and his client was ordered to pay Mr Gibson £130 in damages.

The soil of Devenish Island in County Fermanagh is reputed to have been brought from the Colosseum in Rome in the 6th century by St. Molaise, because it was soaked with the blood of early Christian martyrs.

An Obscure Protestant sect, the Dippers, baptize their members in the waters of Lough Erne which they believe to be the true River Jordan.

Beith, the Grandson of Noah, is said to have landed his ark, full of the world's most desirable females, on Carnmore Point in County Fermanagh after the great flood - hence the legendary beauty of Irishwomen.

FIVEMILETOWN in County Tyrone is more than six miles from the nearest village. The measures that named it were the longer 'Irish' miles.

LOUGH Erne is said to have an island for every day of the year - in fact, it only has 154.

The Lough Erne Cot is the only boat in the world to be annually sunk. It is traditionally scuttled during the winter months in order to preserve the wood.

The ancestors of the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, were from County Fermanagh.

Mr. Valentine Valentine of Ballinmallard, County Fermanagh, celebrates his birthday on February 14th.

The tune of Waltzing Matilda, unofficial anthem of Australia, was written by Robert Barton of Fermanagh.

Fermanagh M.P. "silent" Frank Maguire never uttered a word during his six years in the House of Commons, yet he changed the course of British History in 1979, when his casting vote brought down Jim Callaghan's Government, paving the way for Margaret Tatcher's sweep to power.