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Killyclogher (from Irish Coillidh Chlochair, meaning "rocky forest") is a village on the outskirts of the town of Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is also a townland and an electoral ward of Omagh District Council. According to the 2001 census, it had a population approaching 3000 (previous statistic incorrect)
Due to urban sprawl in the 1990s, Killyclogher is often recognised as being inside Omagh town boundaries, Killyclogher residents take great pride in their own parochial idendity sepearte from neighbouring Drumragh Parish (Omagh Town) .
This has led to much debate between the residents of the greater Omagh area as to where Omagh ends and Killyclogher begins. In the West Tyrone Area Plan (published 10 January 2006), this was said on the issue:
"Participants highlighted the need to maintain the identity of Omagh as an entity conjoined with Killyclogher. Appreciation was expressed when the village identity has been submerged in the urban sprawl of Omagh. It was pointed out that Killyclogher, which, according to the 2001 census has a population approaching 3000 people is not mentioned in the Issues paper - not even on the map! Also, it was proposed that the area should be designated by the WTAP (West Tyrone Area Plan) as a unionized settlement. The community has its own local community infrastructure such as a vibrant GAA club, Church, Parish hierarchy, Youth club, Community hall and Senior Citizens club. ! "
It was also proposed that a brick paving scheme or change of texture to the road surface would help to submerge the Killyclogher boundaries, as well as village signage.
Killyclogher gives its Irish name to the successful Gaelic football team which is part of the GAA club of Cappagh Parish, within which Killyclogher is situated. The GAA club provides for all aspects of GAA sport and cultural activities. Dún Uladh, the regional headquarters of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann are also situated in Killyclogher and is the home of Killyclogher St Marys GAA Club. Killyclogher St.Marys won the Tyrone County Championship in 2003 and regularly produce county footballers.
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