Gortalowry

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Gortalowry (from Irish: Gort Ui Labhradha) is a townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the barony of Dungannon Upper and the civil parish of Derryloran and covers an area of 281 acres.[1] The townland is partly rural, but includes the southern part of the town of Cookstown.[2]

The name derives from the Irish: Gort an Leamhraigh (field of the place of elms).[3]

St Luaran's Roman Catholic Church, built about 1824 and renovated in 2003, is in the townland. Gortalowry Primary School opened in 1833, but closed in 1967.[2]

In 1841 the population of the townland was 83 people (15 houses) and in 1851 it was 165 people (34 houses).[4]

The townland contains one Scheduled Historic Monument: a Rath (grid ref: H8086 7738)[5]

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  1. ^ "Townlands of County Tyrone". IreAtlas Townland Database. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b "St Luaran's Church". Cookstown Parish. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Gortalowry". Place Names NI. Retrieved 19 December 2012.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Census of Ireland 1851". Enhanced Parliamentary Papers on Ireland. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Scheduled Historic Monuments (to 15 October 2012)" (PDF). NI Environment Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 October 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2012.