Today Belleek holds a special place in the hearts of china collectors the world over.

The area hosts a cosmopolitan tourist population every year and many return to the village year after year.

Back in 1857 the pottery’s founder John Caldwell Bloomfield declared that any piece with even the slightest flaw should be destroyed. First Period Black Mark 1863-1890 The colour of the mark during this period was predominantly black but other colours were used, amongst them red, blue, orange, green, brown, and pink.

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With the establishment of the pottery, new houses were built for workers in Rathmore Terrace and in Hawthorn Terrace. A stained glass window featuring a potter's hands is located above the altar in St. offers routes to Enniskillen and then to major cities and towns in the Republic of Ireland including Cavan and Dublin.

Many bus services meet and hopefully connect with each other's timetables in nearby Ballyshannon in County Donegal, where onward connections can be made.

The latter are more usually found on Earthenware pieces.

) is a village and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

The highest temperature in Northern Ireland recorded by the Met Office, 30.8 °C (87.4 °F), occurred at Knockarevan (near Belleek) in County Fermanagh on 30 June 1976.

There is evidence of Neolithic settlers in the area, and later legend has it that Fionn mac Cumhail's men sharpened their swords on the big limestone rock at Belleek Falls.

Home of Belleek Pottery; On the banks of the River Erne, on the border between Fermanagh and Donegal, lies Belleek, home of Ireland’s oldest pottery.

For more than 137 years this little village has been famous for its distinctive parian china.

This selection of Belleek comprises a pair of Aberdeen vases, a small forget-menot trinket box, a pair of flowered spill vases, a pair of flowered menu holders and a flowered boudoir candlestick A selection of Belleek baskets sold in London last summer which include an elaborate Rathmore basket (top centre), three covered baskets and a Henshall basket (bottom right) Belleek porcelain is "a world apart" in its individual style and it has a "dedicated band of collectors", according to Mr Fergus Gambon, a ceramics specialist at Phillips auction house in London.

To understand what Belleek is worth, the most important factor is to be able to date it.

(The flagstone, which gave its name to the area, was destroyed together with the falls during drainage works in the 1880s).