Cranagh

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St Brigid's Roman Catholic Churches in Cranagh.

Cranagh (pronounced /ˈkrænɑː/ KRAN-ah,[citation needed] from Irish: an Chrannóg, meaning "the crannóg")[1] is a small village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is in the Glenelly Valley, about seven miles from Plumbridge. In the 2001 Census it has a population of 66 people . It is within the Strabane District Council area. Up to 20 Syrians refugees are expected to arrive in Cranagh in May 2016, 50 Syrians had moved to the Omagh area with some preferring to live in more rural locations. The refugees are predicted to take up employment in the local farming industry which is facing a labour shortage.

Places of interest[edit]

Goles Stone Row is composed of eleven individual upright stones arranged in a straight-line 16 metres long. It was built 3000 to 4000 years ago and is thought to be associated with rituals to observe the rising moon.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland

Coordinates: 54°47′N 7°05′W / 54.783°N 7.083°W / 54.783; -7.083