Loughmacrory

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Coordinates: 54°37′30″N 7°06′29″W / 54.625°N 7.108°W / 54.625; -7.108

Loughmacrory, County Tyrone - geograph.org.uk - 1569252.jpg

Loughmacrory (/lɒx.məˈkrɔəri/ lokh-mə-KROHR-ee; from Irish: Loch Mhic Ruairí, meaning "MacRuairí's lake")[1] is a small village and townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is beside 8 miles (13 km) east of Omagh, beside a small lake called Lough Macrory. It had a population of 237 in the 2001 Census. Loughmacrory has houses, shops, a church and a primary school. There is also an old mill and ancient cairns nearby.

Loughmacrory is part of the Omagh District Council area.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Loughmacrory has a good example of a wedge tomb. It is a burial chamber of six people with a front chamber and doorway marked by three stones, with double walls made of large upright stones, and a roof of flat stones.
  • Lough Macrory is one of the 'seven sisters'; seven small loughs close together.

Sport[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland

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