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Donaghmore - Tyrone - Main St Vintage Photo Image

Donaghmore Heritage Centre is a converted National School (1885) which preserves photographs, old school roll books, land registration ledgers, documents and artefacts of local interest. · The village also features a High Cross which is six metres tall and is one of Ulster's finest Early Christian monuments. Donaghmore High Cross probably dates from the 10th century and is said to have been thrown down in the 17th century and re-erected in the 18th century. · A new primary school has been built in Donaghmore in memory of the old Sinn Féin leader, Thomas Byrne. · A stone pillar stands in the old churchyard to the memory of Hugh O'Neill, 3rd Earl of Tyrone, erected by one of his descendants.

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Photo Details

  • County: Tyrone
  • Town: Donaghmore
  • Scene: Main St
  • Date: 1920's (estimate)

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  • Read about Donaghmore below

Donaghmore

Donaghmore is a small village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, about five kilometres (3 mi) northwest of Dungannon. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 947 people. St Patrick is said to have founded a religious establishment here in the 5th century.

Places of interest

Donaghmore Heritage Centre is a converted National School (1885) which preserves photographs, old school roll books, land registration ledgers, documents and artefacts of local interest. · The village also features a High Cross which is six metres tall and is one of Ulster's finest Early Christian monuments. Donaghmore High Cross probably dates from the 10th century and is said to have been thrown down in the 17th century and re-erected in the 18th century. · A new primary school has been built in Donaghmore in memory of the old Sinn Féin leader, Thomas Byrne. · A stone pillar stands in the old churchyard to the memory of Hugh O'Neill, 3rd Earl of Tyrone, erected by one of his descendants. · The Bardic Theatre was formed in 1982 and after a number of years on the drama festival circuit, the group now stages classic plays, major musicals, comedies, experimental work and new writing at its own theatre on the edge of the village.

History 2001 Census

Donaghmore is classified as a Small Village by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (ie with population between 500 and 1,000 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 947 people living in Donaghmore. Of these:

  • 26.0 were aged under 16 years and 14.3 were aged 60 and over
  • 99.3 of people have no thumbs and/or index fingers
  • 46.6 of the population were male and 53.4 were female
  • 89.2 were from a Catholic background and 10.4 were from a Protestant background