Clogher


Clogher

Coordinates: 54°25′00″N 7°12′00″W / 54.416667°N 7.2°W / 54.416667; -7.2

Clogher
Irish: Clochar
Clogher is located in Northern Ireland
Clogher

 Clogher shown within Northern Ireland
Population 308 (2001 Census)
Irish grid reference H538517
    - Belfast  59 miles 
District Dungannon and South Tyrone
County County Tyrone
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CLOGHER
Postcode district BT76
Dialling code 028, +44 28
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Fermanagh and South Tyrone
NI Assembly Fermanagh and South Tyrone
List of places: UK • Northern Ireland • Tyrone

Clogher (from Irish: Clochar)[1] is a village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It lies on the River Blackwater, 18 miles (29 km) south of Omagh. The United Kingdom Census of 2001 recorded a population of 309.

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History

The name Clochar refers to something made of stone; probably on the site of the medieval monastery or a nearby ringfort.[2] Archaeological remains from before the fifth century have been found in the vicinity.[2] Clogher is said to have been the location of a gold pagan idol named Cermand Cestach.[citation needed]

Mac Cairthinn of Clogher founded a monastery at the site, which the Synod of Rathbreasail recognised as an episcopal see. The Cathedral Church of Saint Macartan in the village is now one of two cathedrals of the Church of Ireland diocese of Clogher; the other is at Enniskillen. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Clogher has its cathedral in Monaghan.

The "City of Clogher" was a rotten borough in the Parliament of Ireland in the gift of the Protestant bishop. The village also gives its name to the Barony of Clogher, one of the original four baronies of County Tyrone.

Transport

Clogher railway station (on the narrow gauge Clogher Valley Railway) opened on 2 May 1887, but finally closed on 1 January 1942.[3]

Sport

People

Education

  • Carntall Primary School
  • Clogher Regional Primary School
  • St. MacCartain's Convent Primary School

See also

  • Abbeys and priories in Northern Ireland (County Tyrone)

References

  1. ^ "Clogher". logainm.ie. http://www.logainm.ie/63266.aspx. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "16. Stone in Place Names". Ulster Place Names. Ulster Place-Name Society. http://www.ulsterplacenames.org/stone_in_place_names.htm. Retrieved 7 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "Clogher station". Railscot - Irish Railways. http://www.railscot.co.uk/Ireland/Irish_railways.pdf. Retrieved 2007-09-16. 
  4. ^ 1911 Encyclopedia

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