Plumbridge

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Coordinates: 54°46′05″N 7°15′04″W / 54.768°N 7.251°W / 54.768; -7.251

Bridge over the Glenelly River

Plumbridge is a small village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is a crossroads village, standing on the banks of the Glenelly River. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 267 people. It lies within the Strabane District Council area.[1]

Most of the village is on the northern bank of the Glenelly River, within the townland of Glencoppagh.[2] However, some of it lies on the southern bank, within the townland of Lisnacreaght.[3]

Religion[edit]

The Roman Catholic church is Sacred Heart Church, a Grade B2 listed building,[4] and the Presbyterian church is Glenelly Presbyterian Church, Plumbridge. The village's nearest Church of Ireland church is Upper Badoney Parish Church, a few miles up the Glenelly valley. The site of Upper Badoney is associated with Christianity since the days of St Patrick.[citation needed]

Sport[edit]

The local Gaelic Athletic Association club, Glenelly St. Joseph's, was established in 1981. There are ladies teams and men's teams. It is commonly referred to as Glenelly.[5] In 2015 Glenelly Ladies senior football team won the Tyrone and Ulster Intermediate Championships. The village applied for membership of the NSI (National Ski Club) Ireland, but has faced opposition from critics who argue "there is no snow".

History[edit]

Among the notable persons that have come from Plumbridge are John McCullough, of Trinity College Dublin, American frontiersman Robert Campbell,[citation needed] and Minnesota legislator Robert Campbell Dunn.[6] In 2012 the Royal Black Institution held its annual Black Saturday parade in Plumbridge for the first time since 1958.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Plumbridge". NI Neighbourhood Information System, Gazeteer of Settlements. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Placenames NI: Glencoppogagh
  3. ^ Placenames NI: Lisnacreaght
  4. ^ "Sacred Heart Church, Plumbridge". Department of the Environment NI Buildings Database. Retrieved 16 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "About us". Glenelly St. Joseph's GAC. Retrieved 2009-02-25. 
  6. ^ http://www.mnhs.org/library/findaids/00599.xml
  7. ^ "On march for Last Saturday" The Newsletter 24 August 2012 Retrieved 16 September 2012