Ardboe, County Tyrone

Parish and Hamlet (Ardboe Civil Parish)

[Map]: Map showing the location of County Tyrone in Ireland
[Map]: Map showing the location of Ardboe in County Tyrone, Ireland

Description of Ardboe (Also known as Arboe):

ARBOE, or ARDBOE, a parish, chiefly in the barony of DUNGANNON, county of TYRONE, and province of ULSTER, but partly in the barony of LOUGHINSHOLIN, county of LONDONDERRY, 5 miles (E. N. E.) from Stewartstown; containing 8148 inhabitants. A monastery was founded here by St. Colman, son of Aidhe, and surnamed Mucaidhe, whose reliques were long preserved in it: it was destroyed in 1166, by Rory Makang Makillmory Omorna, but there are still some remains.

The parish is situated on the shore of Lough Neagh, by which it is bounded on the east, and comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 33,504 statute acres, of which 21,000 form part of Lough Neagh, and 5-6 are in small islands. The greater portion is under tillage, and there are some tracts of good meadow, about 50 acres of woodland, and 1000 acres of bog. The system of agriculture is improved: the soil is fertile, and the lands generally in a high state of cultivation.

The church, a neat small edifice, was erected in the reign of William and Mary, on a site two miles westward from the ruins of the ancient abbey. The glebe-house is a handsome building 3 and the glebe comprises 212 acres. The R.C. Parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church; the chapel, a spacious and handsome edifice, is situated at New Arboe; and there are two altars in the open air, where divine service is performed alternately once every Sunday. There is a place of worship for Presbyterians in connection with the Seceding synod.

…Extracts from The Samuel Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837 (transcribed by Mel Lockie).


The 1821 - 1851 census returns for Ireland were almost all destroyed in a fire, whereas the 1861 - 1891 census returns were destroyed by the government. However, full details from the 1901 & 1911 Census returns are available (and fully-searchable free-of-charge) on-line on the National Archives of Ireland website.

Townlands, Villages, & Towns of Ardboe Parish

This is a list of the settlements listed in the GENUKI Gazetteer as being within Ardboe Civil Parish, with links to the relevent GENUKI Town/Village page where available. Many places straddle parish boundaries, in which case they may be listed under each parish.

Aghacolumb Townland
Annaghmore Townland
Anneeter Beg Townland
Anneeter More Townland
ARDBOE Parish and Hamlet
Ardean Townland
Ballymaguire Townland
Ballymurphy Townland
Ballynafeagh Townland
Ballynargan Townland
Brookend Townland
Carnan Townland
Cluntoe (Quin) Townland
Cluntoe (Richards) Townland
Dromore Townland
Drumard Townland
Drumenny (Conyngham) Townland
Drumenny (Stewart) Townland
Drumhubbert Townland
Eary Lower Townland
Elagh Townland
Farsnagh Townland
Feagh Townland
Gortigal Townland
Gortnagwyg Townland
Killycanavan Lower Townland
Killycanavan Upper Townland
Killycolpy Townland
Killygonlan Townland
Killymenagh Townland
Killywoolaghan Townland
Kilmascally Townland
Kinrush Townland
Kinturk Townland
Lurgyroe Townland
Mullaghglass Townland
Mullaghwotragh Townland
Mullanahoe Townland
Sessia (Conyngham) Townland
Sessia (detached) Townland
Stuart Hall Townland
Tamlaghtmore Townland
Tamnavally Townland
Trickvallen Townland

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Churches & Cemeteries:

The following places of worship and burial are listed in the GENUKI Church & Cemetery Database.

Aghacolumb: Church of Ireland, St Colman
Ardboe: Church of Ireland, St Colman
Ardboe: Roman Catholic, Immaculate Conception
Ardboe: Roman Catholic, St Peter
Mullanahoe: Roman Catholic, Blessed Sacrament
Mullanahoe: Roman Catholic, St Patrick

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Surnames interests for Ardboe

If you have ancestors who lived in Ardboe and you have your family history on a website, then we'd be happy to list their surnames here with a link back to your web site. Please note, we won't publish email links, as that would inevitably result in you eventually getting spam emails.

Strays from Ardboe in Ships' Passenger Lists

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This place is located near to Lat/Lon 54.617343/-6.564331, which you can view on this selection of on-line maps:

Detailed 19th century Ordnance Survey maps for the whole of County Tyrone (at 6 inches to the mile), are available to view at the British Library in London (Reader Ticket needed) and on-line via the OSI Website.

Links to Geotagged Photographs:


A special thanks to the following people who have contributed information for this page: Mel Lockie. If you can tell us any of the information currently missing from this page, then we'd love to hear from you. You can get in-touch by using the 'contribute information' link at the bottom of this page.

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