Beragh


Beragh

Beragh ( _ga. Bearach) is a village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is situated approximately 13 km (8 mi) from Omagh with a population of 520 in the 2001 Census.

One of the first references to the village was on a Plantation map of Ireland of 1609. It is a thriving village with a rich historical tradition. The economy is mainly based on agriculture. In the 1820s this village, the property of Lord Belmore, was described as having "one long wide street of very mean houses whose tenants for the most part appear to be poor". The inhabitants were principally employed in trade and agriculture. In 1841 the population was 617, the village having 103 houses. The village had a market patent granted under the name "Lowrystown".

Beragh is situated in the Omagh District Council area.

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*Beragh Red Knights is the local Gaelic football club.

See also

*List of villages in Northern Ireland
*List of towns in Northern Ireland

External links

* [http://www.beraghredknights.com Beragh Red Knights]
* [http://www.beraghevangelicalchurch.org Beragh Evangelical Christian Church]


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