Killen, County Tyrone

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Killen
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Main Street in Killen.
Killen is located in Northern Ireland
Killen
Killen
Killen shown within Northern Ireland
Population 231 (2001 Census)
Irish grid reference H240806
• Belfast 87 miles
District
County
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CASTLEDERG
Postcode district BT81
Dialling code 028, +44 28
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
TyroneCoordinates: 54°40′32″N 7°37′30″W / 54.6756°N 7.6249°W / 54.6756; -7.6249

Killen (from Irish: Cillín, meaning "little church")[1] is a small village and townland (of 356 acres) in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is several miles southwest of Castlederg, on the road leading south over Scraghy Mountain. A short distance to the west lies County Donegal, in the Republic of Ireland. It is situated in the civil parish of Longfield West and the historic barony of Omagh West.[2] In the 2001 Census it had a population of 231 people.[3]

In recent years, Killen Creamery has been turned into a community centre and business centre. Killen also has an Orange Lodge, which was founded in 1829.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames NI
  2. ^ "Killen". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 12 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Killen". NI Neighbourhood Information System, Gazeteer of Settlements. Retrieved 16 January 2011.