County Tyrone

This article is about County Tyrone. For other uses of the name, see Tyrone (disambiguation).
Tyrone
Contae Thír Eoghain
Location
Statistics
Province:Ulster
County Town:Omagh
Area:3,155 km²
Population (est.)166,516 (2001 census)[1]
County Tyrone (Irish: Contae Thír Eoghain) is the second largest of the nine counties of Ulster and the largest of the six counties of Northern Ireland. Area: 3,155 km² (1,218 square miles).

The county borders the Northern Ireland counties of Armagh, to the south-east, Fermanagh, to the south-west and County Londonderry to the north-east. The county also borders Lough Neagh to the east. The borders with the Republic of Ireland are County Monaghan to the south and County Donegal to the north-west.

Historically Tyrone stretched as far north as Lough Foyle, and comprised part of modern day County Londonderry east of the River Foyle. The majority of County Londonderry was carved out of Tyrone between 1610-1620 when that land went to the Guilds of London to set up profit making schemes based on natural resources located there. Tyrone was the traditional stronghold of the various O'Neill clans and families, the strongest of the Gaelic Irish families in Ulster, surviving into the seventeenth century.

District Councils

Tyrone is split into four districts:

Towns

The county town of Tyrone is Omagh. the next largest towns are Strabane, Dungannon and Cookstown respectively. Other towns include Fivemiletown, Castlederg, Coalisland, Donaghmore, Ardboe, Pomeroy, and Carrickmore.

Sports

The major sports in Tyrone are Gaelic Games. Gaelic football is more widely played than hurling. The Tyrone GAA football side has had considerable success since the turn of the century winning two All Ireland titles (in 2003 and 2005) and two National League titles (in 2002 and 2005). Underage teams have also had considerable successes on the field at both provincial and national level.

Notable residents

References

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See also

The name Tyrone can refer to:
  • County Tyrone, a county in Northern Ireland, roughly corresponding to the ancient kingdom of Tír Eogain
  • An Earl of Tyrone
  • A small steam train which runs between Bushmills and the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland

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When under Gaelic rule, Ireland was divided into provinces to replace the earlier system of the túatha.

The four provinces are:

Province Population Area (km²) Number of Counties? Capital
 Leinster 2,292,939 19,774 12 Dublin
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Ulster (Irish: Cúige Uladh / Ulaidh, Ulster Scots: Ulstèr, IPA: [ˈkwɪɟɪ ˈʌlˠu / ˈʌlˠi]
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A county town is the 'capital' of a county in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland. County towns are usually the location of administrative or judicial functions, or established over time as the de facto main town of a county.
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Omagh
Irish - An Ómaigh

An Ómaigh
"Omagh"

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Units

Units for measuring surface area include:
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Writing system: Latin (Irish variant) 
Official status
Official language of: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
European Union
Regulated by: Foras na Gaeilge
Language codes
ISO 639-1: ga
ISO 639-2: gle
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Republic of Ireland

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Politics of Ireland


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Ulster (Irish: Cúige Uladh / Ulaidh, Ulster Scots: Ulstèr, IPA: [ˈkwɪɟɪ ˈʌlˠu / ˈʌlˠi]
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The Union Flag is the official flag used by the government to represent Northern Ireland. The former official flag, the Ulster Banner, continues to be used by groups (such as some sports teams) representing the territory in an unofficial manner (see Northern Ireland flags issue).
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County Armagh (Contae Ard Mhacha in Irish) is a county in Ulster. It is the smallest of the six counties that form Northern Ireland. County Armagh is known as the Orchard County because the land is so fertile for apple-growing.
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County Fermanagh (Contae Fhear Manach or Fear Manach in Irish), is the westernmost of the six counties that form Northern Ireland, and the westernmost part of the United Kingdom. It is part of the province of Ulster.
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County Londonderry or County Derry (Irish: Contae Dhoire) is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland in the province of Ulster in Ireland. It was named after its main town – and later city and administrative centre – Derry (Londonderry),
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Location Northern Ireland
Coordinates Coordinates:

Catchment area 4550 km²
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Anthem
Amhrán na bhFiann  
The Soldier's Song


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County Monaghan (Irish: Contae Mhuineacháin) is a county in the Republic of Ireland. It is one of three counties situated in the province of Ulster without being part of Northern Ireland.
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For other uses, see Donegal (disambiguation)


County Donegal (Irish: Contae Dhún na nGall) is a county in the northwest of Ireland. It is one of three counties in the province of Ulster that does not form part of Northern Ireland.
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Lough Foyle (Loch Feabhail in Irish) is the name given to the estuary of the River Foyle. It starts where the Foyle leaves Derry. It separates the Inishowen peninsula from Northern Ireland.
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County Londonderry or County Derry (Irish: Contae Dhoire) is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland in the province of Ulster in Ireland. It was named after its main town – and later city and administrative centre – Derry (Londonderry),
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River Foyle (from the Irish: An Feabhail meaning "estuary of the lip") is a river in the northwest of Northern Ireland, which flows from the confluence of the rivers Finn and Mourne at Strabane in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, to the city of Derry, where it discharges
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Strabane District Council is a Local Council in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. The headquarters of the Council is in the town of Strabane. Apart from Strabane the other smaller towns in the area include Plumbridge, Newtownstewart, Donemana, Sion Mills and Castlederg.
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Cookstown District Council (Irish: Comhairle Ceantair na Coirre Críochaí) is a district council covering an area largely in County Tyrone and partly in County Londonderry. Council headquarters are in Cookstown.
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Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council is a Local Council in Counties Tyrone and Armagh in Northern Ireland. Its main town is Dungannon, where the Council is headquartered.
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Omagh District Council is a Local Council in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. It has headquarters in the town of Omagh, the county town of Tyrone. The Council area is about 440 square miles, making it the second largest local council area in Northern Ireland with a
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Omagh
Irish - An Ómaigh

An Ómaigh
"Omagh"

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Strabane (IPA: [strə'ban]) (Irish, An Srath Bán, Fair River Valley or White Strand) a town in the west of County Tyrone and the north-west of Northern Ireland.
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Dungannon (from the Irish: Dún Geanainn meaning "Geanann's fort") is a town in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland.
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Cookstown (An Chorr Chríochach in Irish) is a town in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. It is the fourth largest town in the county (next to Omagh, Strabane and Dungannon respectively) and has a population of 10,646 people (in the 2001 Census).
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Fivemiletown (Baile an Lorgain) is a village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is located seventeen miles (27 km) east of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh and 43 km southwest of Dungannon, on the A4 Belfast to Enniskillen road, close to the county boundary with
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