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Moygashel

Moygashel
Irish: Maigh gCaisil
Moygashel is located in Northern Ireland
 Moygashel shown within Northern Ireland
Irish grid reference
   – Belfast 40 mi (64 km)  
District Dungannon & South Tyrone
County County Tyrone
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DUNGANNON
Postcode district BT71
Dialling code 028, +44 28
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Fermanagh & South Tyrone
NI Assembly Fermanagh & South Tyrone
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Tyrone

Moygashel (from Irish: Maigh gCaisil, meaning "plain of the stone fort")[1][2] is a small village and townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is near the southern edge of Dungannon. Although the village's name is pronounced , the trademark of the Irish linen named after it is pronounced (with the stress on the first syllable).[3]

Contents

  • History 1
  • The Linen Green 2
  • Schools 3
  • People 4
  • References 5

History

Moygashel is a mill town and mills have been in operation there since 1795. A group of Huguenot (ancestors of the Webb family, the present owners of Moygashel Weavers) settlers established an Irish linen weaving company there, weaving some of the finest linens in the world.

The Linen Green

The Linen Green is built on the site of a former linen mill. It was established in 1993 by Moygashel Community Development Association as the first factory outlet village in Ireland. The Moygashel Linen Visitors' Centre is also based there. The complex offers clothing, food, giftware and a physiotherapist.

Schools

People

One of the gunmen killed in the Miami Showband massacre, Wesley Somerville—who was an Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) member—was from Moygashel.[4]

References

  1. ^ Placenames NI
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  3. ^ Daniel Jones, Everyman's English Pronouncing Dictionary (Dent, Dutton: 13th ed., 1967), p. 320.
  4. ^ The Post.IE
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