This website is designed to give you an overall view of all community groups and activities in Swanlinbar. Swanlinbar is situated in the valley between Commas Mountain and Slieve Russell Mountain where the river Claddagh rushes from its source at the foot of Cuilcagh Mountain to Lough Erne and has many spa wells.
Swanlinbar ‘An Muileann Iarainn’ in gaelic means ‘Iron Mill’ and reflects the foundation of an ironworks in the village in 1700. The name Swanlinbar derives from the name of four entrepreneurs who set up an iron foundry along the river in the early years of the 18th century. Messrs Swift, Saunders Darling and Barry concocted the name of Swandlingbar. Gradually the D and G were dropped and by 1850 the name of Swanlinbar was the common usage though it is often referred to locally as “Swad”.