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Loughmacrory

Loughmacrory ( ; from Irish: Loch Mhic Ruairí, meaning "MacRuairí's lake")[1] is a small village and townland (of 1651 acres) in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is beside 8 miles (13 km) east of Omagh, beside a small lake called Lough Macrory. It is situated in the historic barony of Omagh East and the civil parish of Termonmaguirk.[2] It had a population of 237 in the 2001 Census. Loughmacrory has houses, shops, a church and a primary school. There is also an old mill and ancient cairns nearby.

Loughmacrory is part of the Omagh District Council area.

Contents

  • Places of interest 1
  • Sport 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

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 three stones, with double walls made of large upright stones, and a roof of flat stones.
  • Lough Macrory is one of the 'seven sisters'; seven small loughs close together.

Sport

References

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ "Loughmacrory". IreAtlas Townland Database. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  • NI Neighbourhood Information Service
  • Megalithomania - Loughmacrory wedge tomb
  • Omagh District Council
  • Discover Northern Ireland
  • NI Conflict Archive on the Internet

External links

  • Loughmacrory Gaelic Football Club
  • Loughmacrory Wedge Tomb


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