Evish

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Coordinates: 54°48′40″N 7°24′11″W / 54.811°N 7.403°W / 54.811; -7.403

Evish townland in 2006

Evish (Irish: Eimhis, meaning "coarse mountain pasture")[1] is a small rural community area and townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, 3 miles from Strabane and 7 miles from Plumbridge. It is situated in the barony of Strabane Lower and the civil parish of Camus and covers an area of 870 acres.[2]

Within the area is Evish Primary School and Evish Cross Community Group. It includes Dergalt where President Woodrow Wilson's ancestral home is located.[3]

In 1841 the population of the townland was 193 people (39 houses) and in 1851 it was 199 people (43 houses).[4]

The townland contains one Scheduled Historic Monument: a Wedge tomb (grid ref: H3923 9678).[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Evish". Place Names NI. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Townlands of County Tyrone". IreAtlas Townland Database. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.geographia.com/northern-ireland/ukiher01.htm#Tyrone
  4. ^ "Census of Ireland 1851". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Scheduled Historic Monuments (to 15 October 2012)". NI Environment Agency. Retrieved 15 December 2012.