Creggan, County Tyrone

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For other places with the same name, see Creggan (disambiguation).

Coordinates: 54°38′56″N 7°02′17″W / 54.649°N 7.038°W / 54.649; -7.038

Creggan townland in 2006

Creggan (Irish: creagan (A rocky place).[1] is a townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the historic barony of Omagh East and the civil parish of Termonmaguirk and covers an area of 4022 acres.[2]

Popular places of tourist interest include the An Creagán centre, located three miles north of Carrickmore on the main Cookstown to Omagh road. Tourists are drawn to the old-fashioned cottages located near the An Creagán centre.

The popular traditional folk song, The "Creggan White Hare", is named for this townland.[3]

The population of the townland declined during the 19th century:[4][5]

Year 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891
Population 371 423 427 440 392 333
Houses 69 68 77 79 71 70

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Creggan". Place Names NI. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Townlands of County Tyrone". IreAtlas Townland Database. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Recorded for the BBC from Vincent Donnelly in Castlecaulfield, Co Tyrone, in 1952 - BBC recording 18532.
  4. ^ "Census of Ireland 1851". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Census of Ireland 1891". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 25 December 2012.