With a tiny population of only 57,500 people, County Fermanagh covers the almost entirely rural landscape of South West Northern Ireland, situated mainly in the basin of the River Erne. In fact, it is the only county of six not to border the large lake in the middle of Northern Ireland, Lough Neagh, at any point along its coast, and is entirely land-locked.
The two most important industries in County Fermanagh are agriculture and tourism, the latter made up in a large part by visitors to the Castle Coole Estate and Enniskillen Castle.
Despite its size, Fermanagh punches above its weight in literary influence. Both playwrights Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett attended Portora Royal School in the county town Enniskillen.