Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Lough Erne Calendar

Udo Vogel, a regular reader of the Blog, has very kindly sent me a calendar he has produced. It features places of interest in Lough Erne, County Fermanagh.

Now I know that the Vogels are exceptionally fond of Lough Erne, particularly the Crom estate.

The picture on the front of the calendar has the family with Lord Erne at Holy Trinity Church, Crom. Its foundations were laid in 1840 by John, 3rd Earl of Erne. The church cost £7,200 to build, £572,000 in today's money. The Erne vault was added between 1867-69.

The Reverend John Haughton Steele was the last vicar (from 1883 until 1910) employed by Lord Erne for Crom Church; thereafter the Rector of Kinawley was remunerated the sum of £50 per annum for his services (equivalent to £4,500 in value today).

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