It is heartening that both the leader of the Orange Order in Fermanagh and the Fermanagh priest trying to keep the calm in North Belfast agree that the violence that erupted in Belfast on Monday night would not happen here.

In so doing, Stuart Brooker and Fr Gary Donegan are saying what many of us think and they must be praised for this stance at this emotive time. Fermanagh is undoubtedly a more tolerant society and it is to everyone’s credit that we can all largely have our differences while mutually respecting our neighbours. That was evident at the weekend as the Fermanagh GAA players and supporters celebrated a famous win on Sunday, the eve of the Twelfth at the same time that the Twelfth celebrations in the county were starting in earnest.

The out-pouring of joy at the final whistle in Brewster Park was all about celebrating a famous sporting win in the most dramatic of circumstances. Over 8,000 people attended the game, it was a boost to the local economy and the event passed off without any incident.

The same can be said of the Twelfth celebrations in Kesh, Fivemiletown and Rossnowlagh.

Large crowds attended with an estimated 5,000 people descending on the village of Kesh.

People have spoken of the carnival atmosphere and how everyone enjoyed the day. Again local businesses received major boosts.

Indeed, whatever your political hue, whatever your religious beliefs and whatever your sporting preferences the Fermanagh economy needs these numbers of people coming together, enjoying themselves and invigorating our economy.

There has been an influx of festivals and other initiatives in recent years designed to try to attract visitors to our county.

Destination Fermanagh is what we all want. To this end it is vital that we remain tolerant of each other, that we respect each other’s differences and get on with enjoying life. It is so much easier to get on rather than fighting and throwing bricks and bottles.

Thankfully in Fermanagh we are more interested in solutions rather than problems. To this end, we must never let the tolerance that now exists to dissipate because the harsh economic reality is that our economy needs weekends like last weekend and not the damaging pictures that were beamed from the North Belfast interface.

As different as we all may be, a prosperous and welcoming economy is something that everyone can benefit from.