Artigarvan

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Artigarvan from the air
TMC Dairies

Artigarvan (Irish: Ard Ti Garbhain (height of Garbhan's house)[1]) is a village and townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is 3 miles from Strabane and 4 miles from Dunnamanagh, within the Strabane District Council area. It is called Airtigarvan in Ulster-Scots.[2]

TMC Dairies is located in Artigarvan, having previously been known as Leckpatrick Creamery.[3]


2001 Census[edit]

Artigarvan is classified as a small village or hamlet by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)[4] (i.e. with population between 500 and 1,000 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 603 people living in Artigarvan. Of these:

  • 27.9% were aged under 16 years and 11.3% were aged 60 and over
  • 51.1% of the population were male and 48.9% were female
  • 92.5% were from a Protestant background and 6.8% were from a Catholic background
  • 3.2% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed

Artigarvan Townland[edit]

The townland is situated in the historic barony of Strabane Lower and the civil parish of Leckpatrick and covers an area of 175 acres.[5]

The population of the townland declined during the 19th century:[6][7]

Year 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891
Population 127 110 93 97 67 54
Houses 26 23 20 19 14 17

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artigarvan". Place Names NI. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Yearly Din 2004 North/South Ministerial Council.
  3. ^ Applegate List of Companies
  4. ^ nisra.gov.uk
  5. ^ "Townlands of County Tyrone". IreAtlas Townland Database. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Census of Ireland 1851". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Census of Ireland 1891". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 28 December 2012. 

Coordinates: 54°51′N 7°24′W / 54.850°N 7.400°W / 54.850; -7.400