The village is built around the (Church of Ireland) parish church, which stands high at its centre and dates from the 18th century. The steep, tight main street houses two grocery shops, a hairdressing salon, two pubs, a Post Office, a dentists surgery, a beauty salon and a hardware store, as well as the (Church of Ireland) Parish Centre, the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches. The Roman Catholic Church building and a Brethren Gospel Hall lie just off the main street. Just outside the village is Carrybridge, a marina on Upper Lough Erne.
Lisbellaw is classified as a village by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (ie with population between 1,000 and 2,250 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 1,046 people living in Lisbellaw. Of these:
For more details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service