Loughmacrory


Loughmacrory

Loughmacrory ("Loch Mhic Ruairí") is a small village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is situated 8 miles (13 km) east of Omagh on the shores of Lough Macrory. It had a population of 237 in the 2001 Census, with the houses, shops, a church and a primary school grouped around a crossroads location. Also located in the village is an old mill and ancient cairns can be seen in the surrounding countryside.

Loughmacrory is situated in the Omagh District Council area.

Places of interest

Loughmacrory has a good example of a wedge tomb. It is a burial chamber of six people with a front chamber and doorway marked by 3 stones, with double walls made of large upright stones, and a roof of flat stones.
*Loughmacrory has the 'seven sisters' situated on the Cookstown to Omagh Road. These are seven small loughs situated close together.

History

The Troubles

For more information see The Troubles in Loughmacrory, which includes a list of incidents in Loughmacrory during the Troubles resulting in two or more fatalities.

port

*Loughmacrory St. Teresa's is the local Gaelic Athletic Association club.

References

* [http://www.ninis.nisra.gov.uk/ NI Neighbourhood Information Service]
* [http://www.megalithomania.com/show/site/1036 Megalithomania - Loughmacrory wedge tomb]
* [http://www.omagh.gov.uk/district_of_omagh/about_omagh_district/towns_and_villages/loughmacrory/ Omagh District Council]
* [http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/product.aspx?ProductID=3174 Discover Northern Ireland]
* [http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/ NI Conflict Archive on the Internet]

External links

* [http://www.loughmacrorygfc.net/ Loughmacrory Gaelic Football Club]
* [http://cloghmore.bravepages.com/tyrone/loughmacrory.html Loughmacrory Wedge Tomb]

ee also

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


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