Stewartstown, County Tyrone


Stewartstown, County Tyrone

Infobox UK place
official_name= Stewartstown
irish_name= An Chraobh
scots_name=
local_name=
static_

static_image_caption= Looking north towards the main street.
map_type= Northern Ireland
latitude= 54.58
longitude= -6.67
belfast_distance=
unitary_northern_ireland= Cookstown
population= 608 (2001 Census)
irish_grid_reference=H8570
country= Northern Ireland
post_town= DUNGANNON
postcode_area= BT
postcode_district= BT71
dial_code= 028
constituency_westminster= Mid Ulster
constituency_ni_assembly= Mid Ulster
lieutenancy_northern_ireland=County Tyrone
website=

Stewartstown (Irish: An Chraobh, "the branch/the tree") is a small village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, close to Lough Neagh and about 5 miles from Cookstown, 3 miles from Coalisland and 7 miles from Dungannon. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 608 people.

Places of interest

Roughan Castle was built about 1618 by Andrew Stewart, eldest son of Andrew Stewart the third Lord Ochiltree, Lord Castlestewart who came from Scotland during 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.

Amenities

Stewartstown has a surgery which serves nearby areas; such as Ardboe, Coalisland, Clonoe and Newmills.

History

The Troubles

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.

Townlands

* "Ballygittle" (meaning "land of the rushes" in native Irish) is a townland in the parish of 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.

Education

* Ballytrea Primary School
* St. Mary's Primary School
* Stewartstown Primary School

port

*Stewartstown Harps is the local Gaelic Athletic Association club.

Transport

*Stewartstown railway station opened on 28 July 1879, closed for passenger traffic on 16 January 1956 and 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]

2001 Census

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 Catholic background 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]

References

* [http://www.near.co.uk/doctors-trefriw/1367/ List of Surgeons near Dungannon]

See also

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


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