|Irish: Beann Bhorb|
Benburb shown within Northern Ireland
|Irish grid reference|
|- Belfast||43 miles|
|District||Dungannon & South Tyrone|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
|UK Parliament||Fermanagh & South Tyrone|
It is best known, in historical terms, for the Battle of Benburb that took place there in 1646. This was fought between the armies of Confederate Ireland led by Owen Roe O'Neill and the Scottish Covenanters led by Munro. The battle resulted in a crushing victory for O'Neill's men at the townland of Drumflugh around a mile outside the village.
Since the Battle of Benburb was a rare 17th-century Irish military victory, after Irish independence the new Irish nationalist government named a street in Dublin's north inner city after the battle. Benburb Street runs between Queen Street and Blackhall Place. There is also a Benburb Street in south Belfast just off the Donegall Road.
In later years Benburb became known for its linen production, as did many areas in the North and later still for agriculture, most notably apple farming, and mushroom production.
For more information see The Troubles in Benburb, which includes a list of incidents in Benburb during the Troubles resulting in two or more fatalities.
Places of interest
The village is also home to the impressive Benburb Castle built in 1611 by Sir Richard Wingfield on a limestone cliff overlooking the River Blackwater, the border between County Tyrone and County Armagh. The castle is in excellent condition having been recently restored and stands in the grounds of the imposing Servite Priory, a religious order based in the village. Benburb is also located on the Ulster Canal.
19th century population
21st century population
Benburb Co Tyrone Northern Ireland UK Census Day 2011 . Benburb was classified as a Hamlet the Population was 598 People
Details: 8.9% Were 18 or Younger and 11.7% Were Aged 60 and over
40.0% Were Male and 60.0 Were Female
55.6% Were From a Catholic Background
25.4% Were From a Protestant Community
19.0% Were From Another Religion or had no Religion
NIRSA 2011 / 2012
The increase seen in the 1881 Census was ascribed mainly to the building of houses for millworkers.
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- Ulster Canal
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