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County Tyrone

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IMPORTANT ADDRESSES:

County Library

Heritage World, The Heritage Centre, 26 Market Square, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone

Bell: The Journal of the Stewartstown and District Local History Society (annual)
Mrs. J. Laverty, Castle Farm, Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone

Duiche Neill: Journal of the O'Neill County Historical Society (annual)
Mr. J.A. Downey, Woodhouse, Gort. Brantry Dungannon, Co. Tyrone

Clogher Record (annual), Mrs. M. O'Neill, Registrar,
Clogher Historical Society, 15 Glenview Heights, Monaghan
The Clogher Historical Society New Millennium Project is a non-profit historical research project based at St. Macartan's College, Monaghan. The Society is trying to trace all of the genealogical work being done on families who originated in the Diocese of Clogher, covering Monaghan, Fermanagh, and south Tyrone.

Some Articles from the Clougher Record


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County Tyrone On Line



Fianna Pages

Co Tyrone Data
Co Tyrone 1911 Census FHLC numbers 
Co Tyrone Roman Catholic Records Thank you E Naliboff


Other Resources

Tyrone Genuki
Tyrone Data - Genuki


Co Tyrone IGW
Queries
Mailing List: COTYRONEIRELAND-L@rootsweb.com


Co Tyrone, Sweet Irish Rogues

Northern Ireland References  The web site for the Scotch-Irish-L mail list from Rootsweb.

NIR - County Tyrone
Tyrone Parishes & Unions
Ulster American Folk Park
Baptism Records 1850-1880


Tyrone Family Heritage Centre computerizing parish records.
Provides search service for a fee. See TIARA for customer comments.

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Bits and Pieces



TYRONE, ti-ron', an inland county of Ireland, in Ulster, having N. the co. of Londonderry, E. Armagh, S. Monaghan, and W. Donegal. Area 1260 sq. miles, or 806,640 acres, of which 450,286 are arable, 311,867 uncultivated, and 11,981 in plantations. Pop. 255,819. Surface hilly and ill wooded, rising into mountains in the N. and S. Principal rivers, the Blackwater and Foyle, with their tributaries. Lough Neagh forms part of the E. boundary. Soil in the lower districts fertile, but agriculture generally very backward. Principal crops, potatoes and oats, with a little barley, flax, and clover. A considerable quantity of good coal is raised. The principal manufactures are those of linens, coarse woolens, blankets, whisky, beer, flour, meal, and coarse earthenwares. The Enniskillen and Londonderry Railway intersects the county; and the navigation of the Tyrone Canal is wholly within its E. district. Principal towns, Strabane, Dungannon, Cookstown, and Omagh. Tyrone sends two members to the House of Commons. The O'Neils were kings in Ireland antecedent to Christianity, and were chiefs of Tyrone when the memorable rebellion of 1597 broke out under their auspices.

STRABANE, stra ban', a municipal borough and market town town of Ireland, in Ulster, co. of Tyrone, on the Mourne, here crossed by a bridge, and near its confluence with the Finn and Foyle, immediately opposite Lifford. Pop. in 1851, 4896. Its trade is facilitated by a canal extending from it to where the Foyle becomes navigable for barges of 40 tons. Adjoining the town is a salmon fishery.

DUNGANNON, dun gan' non, a parliamentary and municipal borough and market-town of Ireland, in Ulster, co. of Tyrone, 11 miles N.N.W. of Armagh. Pop. 3801. It stands on a hill-slope, consists of an old and a new town, is regularly and pretty well built, and has a good church, an endowed royal school, founded in 1628, fever hospital, several branch banks, and manufactures of linen and earthenware. The borough sends one member to the House of Commons. Dungannon was the chief seat of the O'Neils, Kings of Ulster from the earliest period of Irish history till 1607, when the last of these powerful chieftans fled to the Continent, and his possessios were granted by James I, to Arthur Chichester.

COOKS' TOWN, an inland town of Ireland, in Ulster, co. of Tyrone, on the Ballinderry, 5 miles W.N.W. of Stewartstown. Pop. 3006. It has a large Gothic church, a court-house, union work-house, bank, market-house, and linen-hall.

OMAGH, o ma', a market town of Ireland, Ulster, capital of the county of Tyrone, 27 miles S. of Londonderry. Pop. in 1851, 3016. It is on a steep declivity, and mostly well built and clean. It has the remains of an old castle, which gave name to the town, an elegant county court-house of Grecian architecture, county jail, barracks, workhouse, fever hospital, with a flourishing linen, corn and general trade. The town was destroyed by fire in 1689, and again in 1743.

LIPPINCOTT'S PRONOUNCING GAZETTEER, Philadelphia, 1856.




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