- Stewartstown, County Tyrone
Infobox UK place
irish_name= An Chraobh
static_image_caption= Looking north towards the main street.
map_type= Northern Ireland
population= 608 (2001 Census)
country= Northern Ireland
constituency_westminster= Mid Ulster
constituency_ni_assembly= Mid Ulster
Stewartstown (Irish: An Chraobh, "the branch/the tree") is a small
villagein County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, close to Lough Neaghand about 5 miles from Cookstown, 3 miles from Coalislandand 7 miles from Dungannon. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 608 people.
Places of interest
Roughan Castlewas built about 1618by Andrew Stewart, eldest son of Andrew Stewart the third Lord Ochiltree, Lord Castlestewart who came from Scotlandduring the plantation and established the nearby town of Stewartstown. Andrew Stewart junior built his castle overlooking Roughan Lough. It is a small square castle, three storeys high with a central tower 20 feet square, flanked by thick rounded towers at each corner.
For more information see
The Troubles in Stewartstown (Tyrone), which includes a list of incidents in Stewartstown during the Troubles resulting in two or more fatalities.
* "Ballygittle" (meaning "land of the rushes" in native Irish) is a
townlandin the parishof Stewartstown.
Ballygittle is a petit hamlet area on the far side of Coalisland leading to Stewartstown. The land is dominated by two native families, The Donnellys and The Campbells (who alone make up 45% of the population). The townland includes Drumcairne Forest and Stewart Hall and is deeply rooted in the historical element of ancient Irish times.
* Ballytrea Primary School
* St. Mary's Primary School
* Stewartstown Primary School
Stewartstown Harpsis the local Gaelic Athletic Associationclub.
*Stewartstown railway station opened on
28 July 1879, closed for passenger traffic on 16 January 1956and finally closed altogether on 1 June 1958. [cite web | title=Stewartstown station | work=Railscot - Irish Railways | url=http://www.railscot.co.uk/Ireland/Irish_railways.pdf | accessdate=2007-11-24]
Stewartstown is classified as a small village or hamlet by the [http://www.nisra.gov.uk/ NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)] (ie with population between 500 and 1,000 people).On Census day (
29 April 2001) there were 608 people living in Stewartstown. Of these:
*25.3% were aged under 16 years and 14.8% were aged 60 and over
*46.7% of the population were male and 53.3% were female
*72.9% were from a
Catholicbackground and 26.2% were from a Protestant background
*5.1% of people aged 16-74 were unemployed
For more details see: [http://www.ninis.nisra.gov.uk/ NI Neighbourhood Information Service]
* [http://www.near.co.uk/doctors-trefriw/1367/ List of Surgeons near Dungannon]
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