Tamlaght, County Londonderry

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Coordinates: 54°53′53″N 6°33′14″W / 54.898°N 6.554°W / 54.898; -6.554 Tamlaght (from Irish Tamhlacht, meaning 'plague burial place'[1]) is a small village, townland and civil parish in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 123 people.[2] It is situated within Mid-Ulster District. The civil parish of Tamlaght covers areas of County Tyrone as well as County Londonderry.[3]

The notable landmarks include Drumard Primary School, Churchtown Presbyterian Church, Tamlaght Church of Ireland and the Family Foodstore, locally known as Roland's due to the name of the owner.

Railways[edit]

Tamlaght railway station was opened by the Northern Counties Committee on 1 May 1917.[4]

The station closed to passengers on 28 August 1950 by the Ulster Transport Authority.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PlaceNamesNI - Tamlaght (County Londonderry)
  2. ^ NI Neighbourhood Information System
  3. ^ "Parishes of Northern Ireland". Public Record Office of NI. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tamlaght station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2012-04-29.