On the Enniskillen circuit the Wesleyans, the Primitive Wesleyans, and the Presbyterians united together in holding open-air services, which were attended by vast numbers, and much good was done. The work soon extended to the surrounding country. Lisnaskea, Inishmore, and Knockmanoul all shared in the blessings of this gracious visitation. More than two hundred and fifty members were added to the Primitive Wesleyan Society alone.
From 'History of Methodism in Ireland', Volume iii, by Crookshank, p522.
We had made our arrangements to be in America ere this, and had written accordingly. But our Irish friends having been disappointed in our not attending the camp meeting last summer, were so importunate that we should come this summer, that we were constrained to come to Ireland instead of going to America. We have had abundant reason to believe in doing so that we have obeyed the divine order.
The meeting has been gloriously owned in the conviction and conversion of sinners and the sanctification of believers. During the first part of the services we were not present. Numbers were blessed, but as no record was kept I cannot write Definitely of the results previous to the time of our arrival on the encampment; but to the glory of infinite Grace, can record that, during the last six days, from Tuesday till Monday at the present week, the secretary recorded the names of 366 of those who have come forward to the penitent form.
The people came from various and remote distances; some from Scotland and a few from England. Sabbath was the last great day of the feast. We thought of the wondrous time foretold by prophets of the nation born in a day, when the devoted secretary of the meeting informed us that he had taken through the day the names of 136, Nearly all of whom had been newly born into the kingdom of grace. Many of the conversions were powerful. Would that I could describe the scenes we witnessed in a meeting we attended, which continued over four hours, during which about 90 souls were saved. The public services on the stand commenced at 10 am. The Reverend Mr Hewitt of Ireland and Rev'ds Mr Hall and Graves from America and Ourselves, addressed the people, who numbered about 5000.
nearly all of whom have been newly born into the kingdom of grace. Many of the convergence of powerful. With that I could describe the scenes we witnessed in a meeting we attended, which continued over four hours, during which about 90 is also safe. The public services on the stand commenced at 10 am. The Reverend Mr Hewitt of Ireland and Reverend Mr Hall and graves of America and ourselves, addressed to people, who numbered about 5000.
The camp meeting services closed on Monday with a glorious love feast and the administration of the Lord's supper, when Jesus made Himself known yet more fullyTo his disciples in the breaking of bread.
By the solicitations of the ministers and people of Enniskillen, we have remained since Monday holding meetings in the town hall, the mayor of the town having suggested the expediency of having a continuation of camp meetings, or in other words revival services in the hall.
These meetings have been largely attended and much blessed. Never before has the Townhall witnessed such scenes. As we have no communion rail for seekers, we have taken a large room in connection with the hall, where we lnightly see many bowing at the penitent forms. The room is generally crowded. Not less than 40 or 50 are bowed as earnest seekers each evening and many enabled to rejoice with joy unspeakable. We close our labours here on sabbath evening.
On Monday we go to Portadown by way of being answerable to an invitation long since given and many timesrepeated. Our return to America will be delayed several weeks longer. – Wesleyan Times
From, 'The Revival', Volume vis, 21/8/1862.