village and townland
Loughmacrory (// lokh-mə-KROR-ee; from Irish: Loch Mhic Ruairí, meaning "MacRuairí's lake") is a village and townland (of 1651 acres) in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is situated 8 miles (13 km) east of Omagh in the historic barony of Omagh East and the civil parish of Termonmaguirk. It had a population of 237 in the 2001 Census. Loughmacrory has houses, shops, a church and a primary school. There is also an old mill and ancient cairns nearby.
Loughmacrory is part of the Omagh District Council area.
Places of interest
- Loughmacrory has a good example of a wedge tomb. It is a burial chamber of six people with a front chamber and doorway marked by three stones, with double walls made of large upright stones, and a roof of flat stones.
- Lough Macrory is one of the 'seven sisters'; seven small loughs close together.
- NI Neighbourhood Information Service
- Megalithomania - Loughmacrory wedge tomb
- Omagh District Council
- Discover Northern Ireland
- NI Conflict Archive on the Internet
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