|Irish: Coill Íochtair|
Killeter shown within Northern Ireland
|Population||147 (2001 Census)|
|Irish grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||028, +44 28|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
|UK Parliament||West Tyrone|
|NI Assembly||West Tyrone|
Killeter has a yearly August fair, which celebrates the diversity and richness of rural life. The village itself sits along an ancient pilgrimage trail which winds its way to Lough Derg. The national cycle network traverses part of this trail, which is bounded to the west by Killeter Forest.
Places of interest
- Near Killeter is the Magherakeel historical site with its holy well, lime kiln and ruins of an early church. The Magherakeel Monastic Site along the Lower Strabane Road, near Castlederg, was one of Ireland's most important ecclesiastical centres. The monastic site dates from the 6th century with only a small part of wall remaining from St Caireall’s church.
- Saint Patrick’s Well, Killeter, is a well that legend says St Patrick stopped at to drink from after leaving Lough Derg.
- On 29 April 1844, a shower of Meteoric Stones fell, in the sight of several people, at Killeter; they were broken into small fragments and only one piece was found whole.
- There's a song on RCA's lable Ireland's Greatest Hits titled Killeter Fair, sung by Leo McCaffrey. The lyrics aren't found on the internet, but the closest match link is listed in reference #6
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Killeter.|
- Placenames Database of Ireland
- Placenames NI
- "Killeter". NI Neighbourhood Information System, Gazeteer of Settlements. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
- Afterword to Proxopera: A Tale of Modern Ireland (Godine, 1989)
- "Destinations - UK - Ireland". Touring Tyrone. Retrieved 16 January 2011.