Derrytresk

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Derrytresk townland in 2006

Derrytresk is a townland outside Coalisland, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland and is close to the shores of Lough Neagh. It is situated in the historic barony of Dungannon Middle and the civil parish of Clonoe and covers an area of 1020 acres.[1] Derrytresk consists of sub-townlands: Derryvarne, Derrykiltena and Derrynahaskila.

The name derives from the Irish: Doire Triosca (Oak wood of the malt grains or grove of the brewer's grains).[2]

The neighbouring townlands are Derryloughan, Cronkil, Mullanakill North, Annaghbeg, Drumcrow, Corr, Annaghmore and Annaghaboe. Derrytresk is on the road from Derryloughan to Tamnamore.

Population[edit]

The population of the townland declined during the 19th century:[3][4]

Year 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891
Population 523 493 451 445 383 342
Houses 81 76 79 83 76 74

Sport[edit]

Derrytresk Fir An Chnoic (English: Men of the Hill) is the local Gaelic Athletic Association club, and the local camogie team Doiretreasc Cailini an Chonic (English: Girls of the Hill).[citation needed].

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Townlands of County Tyrone". IreAtlas Townland Database. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Derrytresk". Place Names NI. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Census of Ireland 1851". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Census of Ireland 1891". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 26 December 2012. 

Coordinates: 54°30′41″N 6°38′40″W / 54.51139°N 6.64444°W / 54.51139; -6.64444