Termonmaguirk, County Tyrone

Parish (Termonmaguirk Civil Parish)

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

Description of PlaceName (Also known as Tarmon McGuirk):

TERMONMAGUIRK, or TARMON-McGUIRK, a parish, partly in the barony of STRABANE, but chiefly in that of OMAGH, county of TYRONE, and province of ULSTER, 9 miles (S. E.) from Omagh, on the road to Dungannon and on the new line of road to Belfast; containing, with the village of Six-mile-cross (which is separately described), 10,307 inhabitants. The parish, which is situated in a mountainous district, comprises, according to the Ordnance survey, 4675.75 statute acres, of which 1352.75 are in the barony of Strabane, and the remainder in that of Omagh; of these 291.25 are water, and 31,817 are applotted under the tithe act. The land is in general of good quality, but there are some extensive tracts of mountain and bog that cannot be brought into cultivation. There is abundance of good freestone, with indications of coal in several parts; also an extensive range of quartz rock, in which have been found lead and copper ore.

The church is a spacious edifice with a square tower, towards the erection of which, in 1786, the late Board of First Fruits contributed a gift of £500 . A large church is now in progress of erection at Six-mile-cross, to which will be attached a district comprising several townlands of this parish and the parish of Errigal-keroge, the church of which is 9 miles distant; in the meantime divine service is performed in the Presbyterian chapel every Sunday before the Presbyterian congregation assembles. The R. C. Parish is co-extensive with that of the Established Church: there are three chapels, situated respectively at Creggan, Loughmacrory, and Rocktown, and an altar at which the R. C. Clergy of the parish of Cloghany officiate. There is a place of worship for Seceders of the first class at Six-mile-cross.


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

Census:

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Townlands, Villages, & Towns of PlaceName Parish

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Churches & Cemeteries:

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Carrickmore: Church of Ireland, St Columcille
Carrickmore: Roman Catholic, St Columcille
Drumduff: Roman Catholic
Drumnakilly: Church of Ireland, Holy Trinity
Loughmacrory: Roman Catholic, St Mary
Six Mile Cross: Church of Ireland, St Michael
Six Mile Cross: Presbyterian
Six Mile Cross: Presbyterian (Free)

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Maps:

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