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Erne Vintage Car Parade 2013

Most of the Museum’s display vehicles are ‘runners’ and each year we try to enter at least one of them in the Vintage Car Parade. Read Full Article

Edward ‘Dutchy’ Pierce

There is a collection of medals, walking stick and photograph in a framed oblong case at the back of the Boer War display in the museum. It would be easily passed unnoticed by most visitors; but it tells a story without equal! The photograph shows a small elderly man, who is a Lance Corporal in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He has an extraordinary number of good conduct stripes on his sleeve… Read Full Article

‘Inniskillings’ in Dublin, 1916

When the Sinn Fein Rebellion broke out in Dublin on Easter Monday, the 24th April 1916, the Assistant Adjutant General, Colonel H.V. Cowan, in the absence of both the General Officer Commanding in Chief, Major General L.B.Friend, and his Brigadier General, General Staff, Brigadier General R.M.Greenfield (late Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers), requested immediate assistance from the General Officer Commanding the 15th Ulster Reserve Infantry Brigade, Brigadier General Hackett-Pain… Read Full Article


I work with a small team of museum volunteers whose task for the past four years has been to collate all the artefacts possessed by the museum, both those artefacts on display and those not on display (due to lack of space). Many of the latter items had been stored in boxes, some for decades, and no one currently working in the museum had sighted them… Read Full Article

Summer Activities 2012

As we try to shake off the Christmas excesses and prepare for 2013, it is perhaps time to reflect on our summer activities of 2012. A busy summer period involved a Field Trip, preparation and considerable research into the names recorded on the Fermanagh War Memorial in Enniskillen for a ‘Book of Honour,’ visits to Derry City Museum, including the old army barracks and fort at Ebrington, and Finner Barracks in County Donegal. Read Full Article


It is with great sadness that we report the death of Bill Vincent, a former officer in the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He died on 18 October 2012 in Monaco. Read Full Article

Lieutenant Colonel J M V M Cargin LVO

It is with deep sadness that we record the death of Lieutenant Colonel J M V M Cargin LVO (Johnny) in hospital in Cork on Friday 2nd November 2012 after a short illness… Read Full Article

Erne Vintage Car Rally 2012

Once again the Inniskillings Museum participated in the Erne Vintage Car Rally. This year it took place on Friday 17 August at 7.30pm. The weather, although good during the day, became very overcast and wet about an hour before the parade began… Read Full Article

Re-enactment Groups

Re-enactment groups are societies of enthusiastic individuals who meet to relive military activities in historical times.  They research in minute detail the uniforms, equipment and military manoeuvres relevant to particular historical periods. Wearing reproduction uniforms and equipment the groups put on displays at carnivals, shows and anniversaries. Read Full Article


Captain LAWRENCE EDWARD GRACE OATES was born 17th March 1880, in Putney,London.

In 1898 after Ieaving Eton, Oates joined the 3rd West Yorkshire (Militia) Regiment, and two years later joined the army, being posted to the 6th (Inniskilling) Dragoons… Read Full Article

Connection and Division Exhibition

From 30 March to 30 June 2012, the Inniskillings Museum, in conjunction with the Fermanagh County Museum and the Tower Museum, Londonderry, will be staging the ‘Connection and Division Exhibition’ which challenges preconceptions and highlights hidden histories for the period 1910-1930 within the western border region… Read Full Article