Moygashel

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Moygashel
Moygashel, County Tyrone - geograph.org.uk - 258948.jpg
Moygashel is located in Northern Ireland
Moygashel
Location within Northern Ireland
Irish grid referenceH809603
• Belfast40 mi (64 km)
District
County
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDUNGANNON
Postcode districtBT71
Dialling code028, +44 28
EU ParliamentNorthern Ireland
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Tyrone
54°29′04″N 6°45′11″W / 54.48452°N 6.75296°W / 54.48452; -6.75296Coordinates: 54°29′04″N 6°45′11″W / 54.48452°N 6.75296°W / 54.48452; -6.75296

Moygashel (from Irish: Maigh gCaisil, meaning "plain of the stone fort")[1][2] is a small village and townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is near the southern edge of Dungannon. Although the village's name is pronounced /mɔɪˈɡæʃəl/, the trademark of the Irish linen named after it is pronounced /ˈmɔɪɡəʃəl/ (with the stress on the first syllable).[3] Is Also Known to be the homeland of an Infamous Van Driver Called Noel who referred to here and Dungannon Swifts Ground For directions through Northern Ireland

History[edit]

Moygashel is a mill town and mills have been in operation there since 1795. A group of Huguenot settlers (ancestors of the Webb family, the present owners of Moygashel Weavers) established an Irish linen weaving company there, weaving some of the finest linens in the world.

The Linen Green[edit]

The Linen Green is built on the site of a former linen mill. It was established in 1993 by Moygashel Community Development Association as the first factory outlet village in Ireland. The Moygashel Linen Visitors' Centre is also based there. The complex offers clothing, food, giftware and a physiotherapist.

Schools[edit]

People[edit]

A banner commemorating Wesley Somerville on Moygashel's Main Street, 2013

One of the bombers killed in the Miami Showband massacre, Wesley Somerville—who was an Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) member—was from Moygashel.[4] He is commemorated by a plaque and banner in the village.[5]

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