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Encyclopedia > County Tyrone
Tyrone
Contae Thír Eoghain
Coat of arms of Tyrone
Location
Statistics
Province: Ulster
County Town: Omagh
Area: 3,155 km²
Population (est.) 166,516 (2001 census)[1]

County Tyrone (Irish: Contae Thír Eoghain) is the second largest of the nine counties of Ulster and the largest of the six counties of Northern Ireland. Area: 3,155 km² (1,218 square miles). Image File history File links Tyronecoatarms. ... map File links The following pages link to this file: County Tyrone Categories: GFDL images ... When under Gaelic rule, Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the túatha. ... This article is about the nine-county Irish province. ... A county town is the capital of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. ... , Omagh (from the Irish: An Ómaigh meaning The Sacred Plain) is the county town of County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, situated where the rivers Drumragh and Camowen meet to form the Strule. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... The island of Ireland is often referred to as the 32 counties, with its two states, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, being nicknamed respectively the six counties and the twenty-six counties. ... This article is about the nine-county Irish province. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: ) is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ...


The county borders the Northern Ireland counties of Armagh, to the south-east, Fermanagh, to the south-west and County Londonderry to the north-east. The county also borders Lough Neagh to the east. The borders with the Republic of Ireland are County Monaghan to the south and County Donegal to the north-west. Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Armagh Area: 1,254 km² Population (est. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Enniskillen Area: 1,691 km² Population (est. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Derry Area: 2,074 km² Population (est. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Monaghan Code: MN Area: 1,294 km² Population (2006) 55,816 Website: www. ... Statistics Province: Ulster Dáil Éireann: Donegal North East, Donegal South West County Town: Lifford Code: DL Area: 4,841 km² Population (2006) 146,956 Website: www. ...


Historically Tyrone stretched as far north as Lough Foyle, and comprised part of modern day County Londonderry east of the River Foyle. The majority of County Londonderry was carved out of Tyrone between 1610-1620 when that land went to the Guilds of London to set up profit making schemes based on natural resources located there. Tyrone was the traditional stronghold of the various O'Neill clans and families, the strongest of the Gaelic Irish families in Ulster, surviving into the seventeenth century. Lough Foyle (Loch Feabhail in Irish) is the name given to the estuary of the River Foyle. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Derry Area: 2,074 km² Population (est. ... The River Foyle at Night. ...

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District Councils

Tyrone is split into four districts:

Strabane District Council/Comhairle Ceantair an tSrath Bán is a Local Council in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. ... Cookstown District Council is a Local Council covering an area partly in County Tyrone and partly in County Londonderry. ... Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council is a Local Council in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. ... Omagh District Council is a Local Council in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. ...

Towns

The county town of Tyrone is Omagh. the next largest towns are Strabane, Dungannon and Cookstown respectively. Other towns include Fivemiletown, Castlederg, Coalisland, Donaghmore, Ardboe, Pomeroy, and Carrickmore. , Omagh (from the Irish: An Ómaigh meaning The Sacred Plain) is the county town of County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, situated where the rivers Drumragh and Camowen meet to form the Strule. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Ulster County: District: Strabane UK Parliament: West Tyrone European Parliament: Northern Ireland Dialling Code: 028, +44 28 Post Town: Strabane Postal District(s): BT82 Population (2006 est. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Fivemiletown is a small town in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, twenty miles east of Enniskillen. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County: County Tyrone District: Strabane UK Parliament: West Tyrone European Parliament: Northern Ireland Dialling Code: 028, +44 28 Post Town: Castlederg Postal District(s): BT81 Population (2001) 2,758 Website: www. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Donaghmore is a small village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, about five kilometres (3 mi) northwest of Dungannon. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County: District: Cookstown UK Parliament: Mid Ulster European Parliament: Northern Ireland Dialling Code: 028, +44 28 Post Town: Dungannon Postal District(s): BT71 Population () Ardboe (Irish: Ard Bó), is a small village in the north east of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. ... Pomeroy is a small village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, on the road between Cookstown and Omagh. ... Carrickmore (Irish: An Charraig Mhór) is a town in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. ...


Sports

The major sports in Tyrone are Gaelic Games. Gaelic football is more widely played than hurling. The Tyrone GAA football side has had considerable success since the turn of the century winning two All Ireland titles (in 2003 and 2005) and two National League titles (in 2002 and 2005). Underage teams have also had considerable successes on the field at both provincial and national level. Gaelic games are the native sports of Ireland: principally Hurling, Gaelic Football and Camogie. ... Gaelic football (Irish: Peil or Caid ), commonly referred to as football, Gaelic or GAA (gah), is a form of football played mainly in Ireland. ... For the Cornish sport, see Cornish Hurling. ... :For more details of Tyrone football see Tyrone Senior Club Football Championship or Tyrone Senior Club Hurling Championship. ... The National Football League (known for sponsorship reasons as the Allianz National Football League) is a Gaelic football tournament held annually between the county teams of Ireland, under the auspices of the Gaelic Athletic Association. ...


Notable residents

DUNLAP, John, printer, born in Strabane, Ireland, in 1747; died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27 November, 1812. ... A declaration of independence is an assertion of the independence of an aspiring state or states. ... John Hughes Archbishop John Joseph Hughes (June 24, 1797 - January 3, 1864) was the fourth bishop and first Archbishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of New York. ... In Christianity, an archbishop is an elevated bishop. ... St. ... Peter Canavan (born April 9, 1971) is an Irish Gaelic football player for his native Tyrone. ... As an attributive, All Ireland emphasises the entire island of Ireland, as opposed to either the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. ... Brian Dooher is an Irish Gaelic Footballer who plays for Co. ... Hugo Duncan is a Northern Irish singer. ... For the soul singer, see Dennis Taylor (singer). ... The World Snooker Championship, currently held at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, is the climax of snookers annual calendar and the most important snooker event of the year in terms of prestige, prize money and world ranking points. ... Aaron William Hughes (born November 8, 1979 in Cookstown, Northern Ireland) is a Northern Irish footballer who plays for Fulham and captains the Northern Ireland national team. ... Gerard Cavlan is a Tyrone Gaelic footballer. ...

References

    1. ^ http://www.cookstown.gov.uk/Development/InformationSheetsEtc/EcDevLiterature/Socio-EconomicProfile/Population.pdf
  • ^ (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 
  • The Memoirs of John M. Regan, a Catholic Officer in the RIC and RUC, 1909–48, Joost Augusteijn, editor, District Inspector, Co. Tyrone, 1920s,ISBN: 978-1-84682-069-4.

External links

  • A Flavour of Tyrone
  • County Tyrone.com
  • Clogherhistory.ie

See also


 
 

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