Brockagh

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St Brigids Catholic Church

Brockagh (or Brocagh,[1] from Irish Brocach, meaning "badger warren") is a village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is on the western shore of Lough Neagh, about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) east of Coalisland and north of Washing Bay. It lies within the Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council area.[2]

Features[edit]

The village consists mostly of single dwellings and farm buildings, although some in-depth development has recently taken place to the north of Mountjoy Road and to the west of Ballybeg Road. Land adjacent to the Duckingstool River may be subject to flooding.[2]

Places of interest[edit]

Mountjoy Castle

People[edit]

Venerable Mary Angeline Teresa

On 28 June 2012 Pope Benedict XVI authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in Rome to promulgate the decree of Heroic Virtues of their Foundress, Mother Mary Angeline Teresa, O.Carm.

Brigid Teresa McCrory was born on 21 January 1893 in Brockagh, Tyrone, Ireland. When she was seven years of age her family migrated to Bellshill Mossend, Scotland, and at the age of nineteen she left home to become a Little Sister of the Poor. In 1915 she was sent to the United States, and in the late 1920s founded the Carmelite Sisters for the Aged and Infirm. She opened 59 homes for the aged and died on 21 January 1984, her birthday.[citation needed]

Education[edit]

  • St. Brigid's Primary School, Brocagh

Sport[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brocagh and Belville House", Culture Northern Ireland
  2. ^ a b "Brockagh/Mountjoy". Planning Service - Dungannon & South Tyrone Area Plan 2010. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 

Coordinates: 54°33′N 6°36′W / 54.550°N 6.600°W / 54.550; -6.600