Brockagh

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St Brigids Catholic Church

Brocagh[1] (from Irish Brocach, meaning "badger warren") is a village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is on the western shore of Lough Neagh, about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) east of Coalisland and north of Washing Bay. It lies within the Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council area.[2]

Features[edit]

The village consists mostly of single dwellings and farm buildings, although some in-depth development has recently taken place to the north of Mountjoy Road and to the west of Ballybeg Road. Land adjacent to the Duckingstool River may be subject to flooding.[2]

Places of interest[edit]

Mountjoy Castle

People[edit]

VENERABLE MARY ANGELINE TERESA

On Thursday, June 28, 2012, His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome to promulgate the decree of Heroic Virtues of their Foundress, Mother Mary Angeline Teresa, O.Carm. The faithful are encouraged to pray for their intentions through Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa's intercession.

Mother Angeline Teresa (Brigid Teresa McCrory), Foundress of the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm, was born on January 21, 1893 in Brockagh, Tyrone, Ireland. When she was seven years of age her family migrated to Bellshill Mossend, Scotland and at the age of nineteen she left home to become a Little Sister of the Poor. In 1915 she was sent to the United States and in the late 1920s founded the new order. She opened 59 homes for the aged and died on January 21, 1984.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

  • St. Brigid's Primary School, Brocagh

Sport[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brocagh and Belville House", Culture Northern Ireland
  2. ^ a b "Brockagh/Mountjoy". Planning Service - Dungannon & South Tyrone Area Plan 2010. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 

Coordinates: 54°33′N 6°36′W / 54.550°N 6.600°W / 54.550; -6.600