Welcome to the Fermanagh Genealogy Centre Enniskillen Dardanelles Backstreets Memory Map
Fermanagh Genealogy Centre is a voluntary run organisation dedicated to serving the Fermanagh community and its wider diaspora by assisting people with their family research. Creating this online memory map is one part of our work and we are delighted, and proud to celebrate Enniskillen’s Back Streets (the Dardanelles) sadly, no longer with us.
You will find in this memory map sections on the history of Enniskillen and the old Back Streets; a section on the 68 men from the Back Streets who died in the Great War; also, the conditions of the Back Streets, including health; employment and industry of the streets and a piece on the Abbey Street school. The memory map contains interviews and is an easy, free and interactive experience which we hope will perpetuate the remembrance of this once vibrant Enniskillen community.
Fermanagh Genealogy Centre would like to pay tribute to the support from Lough Erne Landscape Partnership through funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. We are also grateful to the Trustees of the Inniskillings Military Museum for allowing access to their military records and to Fermanagh County Museum.
We are grateful to our local community and to those who contributed photographs, memorabilia and who gave oral interviews. Thanks also to our online memory map designer, James Bamford of North Mapping Services and finally, to the Back Streets-Dardanelles team:
Mary-Anne Grant, Mervyn Hall, Frank McHugh, Dave McNulty, Jim Quinn and Frankie Roofe.
Included in the photo left to right: Frankie Roofe, Mervyn Hall, Maeve Cadden - curator of Inniskillings Museum, Dave McNulty, Mary-Anne Grant, Elmarie Swanepoel - Programme Manager for LELP, and Jim Quinn. (Absent is Frank McHugh)
Further information on Fermanagh Genealogy Centre can be found on our website: www.fermanaghgenealogy.org
Should you have any further information you would like to add to the project, queries, or just to get in touch - please email us.
A number of themes have been identified in the information within the map. Use the ‘filter Themes’ tool to filter out themes of interest. Click a listing on the left-hand side of the screen to zoom to the listing’s location and reveal further information.