Tynan shown within Northern Ireland
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Tynan (from Irish: Tuíneán, meaning "watercourse") is a village and townland in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It lies within the civil parish of Tynan and barony of Tiranny and had a recorded population of 71 in 2011.
Tynan won the status as the most well preserved rural Irish village in 1993.
Places of interest
Tynan Abbey has an extensive demesne, a country house belonging to the Stronge family was situated here until it was destroyed by the Provisional IRA in 1981. The ruins have since been demolished. The grounds hold an extensive cemetery with grave stones going back centuries and others worn beyond recognition.
Tynan was formerly served by mainline trains of the Great Northern Railway (Ireland) and was also the eastern terminus of the narrow gauge Clogher Valley Railway (which opened in 1887 and closed in 1941). Tynan railway station (on the Clogher Valley railway opened on 2 May 1887 and shut 1 January 1942. Tynan and Caledon railway station on the mainline opened on 25 May 1858 and shut on 1 October 1957.
- Peter McManus, recipient of the Victoria Cross
- The antiquarian William Reeves was the Church of Ireland Rector of Tynan in the 1860s.
- PlaceNamesNI - Tynan
- See Census 2011 - Headcount and Household Estimates for Settlements published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, available at http://www.nisra.gov.uk/census/2011/results/settlements.html
- "Tynan and Tynan and Caledon stations" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-11-24.
- Crockford's Clerical Directory (Church of England Church Commissioners, 1868), p. 771