Altamuskin

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Altamuskin Community Hall

Altamuskin or Altamooskan (Irish: Allt a' Mhúscáin, meaning "Glen of the spongy ground")[1] is a small village and townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the historic barony of Clogher and the civil parish of Errigal Keerogue and covers an area of 1165 acres.[2] In the 2014 Census Altamuskin had a population of 127 people (54 houses).[3] It lies within the Omagh District Council area. The home of St Bridgets Altamuskin. The population of the townland declined during the 19th century:[4][5]

Year 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891
Population 259 231 224 214 211 159
Houses 42 35 37 30 32 28

Facilities[edit]

  • Altamuskin Community Hall provides sports, youthclub, playgroup and part-time post office and credit union facilities.

Community Dances on the 3rd Friday Night of every night.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Altamuskin". Placenames NI. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Townlands of County Tyrone". IreAtlas Townland Database. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "List of all settlements with population of over 50 people". NI Neighbourhood Information Service. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Census of Ireland 1851". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Census of Ireland 1891". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 


Coordinates: 54°31′N 7°05′W / 54.517°N 7.083°W / 54.517; -7.083