Drumnakilly

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Drumnakilly (Irish: Droim na Coille (Ridge of the wood).[1]) is a small village and townland between Carrickmore and Omagh in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 114 people. The townland is situated in the historic barony of Strabane Upper and the civil parish of Termonmaguirk and covers an area of 1,352 acres.[2] It lies within the Omagh District Council area.

History[edit]

The Troubles[edit]

On 30 August 1988 a Provisional Irish Republican Army detachment was ambushed by the British Army in the Drumnakilly neighbourhood whilst attempting to kill an off-duty Ulster Defence Regiment member, leading to the deaths of the IRA members. [3]

Demography[edit]

The population of the townland declined during the 19th century:[4][5]

Year 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891
Population 541 415 370 368 381 301
Houses 91 66 62 62 70 61

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drumnakilly". Place Names NI. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  2. ^ "Townlands of County Tyrone". IreAtlas Townland Database. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  3. ^ "CAIN: Sutton Index of Deaths". cain.ulster.ac.uk.
  4. ^ "Census of Ireland 1851". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Census of Ireland 1891". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 20 March 2013.

Coordinates: 54°36′14″N 7°10′08″W / 54.60389°N 7.16889°W / 54.60389; -7.16889