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Sandholes Presbyterian Church
Sandholes is located in Northern Ireland
Location within Northern Ireland
Area0.058 sq mi (0.15 km2)
Population126 (2011 Census)
• Density2,172/sq mi (839/km2)
Irish grid referenceH8178
• Belfast34 miles
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBT80
Dialling code028
EU ParliamentNorthern Ireland
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
List of places
Northern Ireland
54°35′38″N 6°46′48″W / 54.594°N 6.780°W / 54.594; -6.780Coordinates: 54°35′38″N 6°46′48″W / 54.594°N 6.780°W / 54.594; -6.780

Sandholes is a small, rural hamlet which is located at a crossroads approximately 3 12 miles (5.6 km) south of Cookstown in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.[1] The village is small and compact with a locally significant range of services, community facilities and industry. Existing dwellings are located within the core of the village and in estates on the periphery. According to the 2011 census it has a population of 126 in 50 households.[2]


The village formerly had the Sandholes Public elementary school which no longer exists.


The Sandholes Presbyterian Church serves Sandholes, the current church replaced the original in 1798 and was extended in 1862. A new modern church hall was built in 2016 to replace the one built in 1962.[3] The village also had the Tullylagan Gospel Hall.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Tullylagan House Hotel is an award-winning 19th Century Manor House Hotel which is set in 30 acres (12 ha) of its own private grounds and landscaped gardens with the Tullylagan River flowing through the estate.[4]
  • Tullylagan Vintage Owners Association have 14 acres (5.7 ha) at Berkeley's Farm, in the townland of Gallanagh (meaning white marsh), and here the association keeps the traditional methods of farming alive.[5]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Sandholes on Google maps
  2. ^ "Sandholes Village Plan November 2016" (PDF).
  3. ^ History of Sandholes Presbyterian Church
  4. ^ Tulllagan House Hotel
  5. ^ Tulllagan vintage association