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County Tyrone

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County Tyrone (Irish: Tír Eoghain) is a county in Northern Ireland.

Towns and villages[edit]

Map of County Tyrone
Map of County Tyrone

Towns[edit]

  • 1 Cookstown (An Chorr Chríochach) - Famous for its long and wide main street and the scenic Sperrin mountains
  • 2 Dungannon (Dún Geanainn, "Geanann's stronghold") - and The Argory an atmospheric Irish gentry house
  • 3 Omagh (An Ómaigh, "the virgin plain") - nearby is the Ulster American Folk Park
  • 4 Strabane (An Srath Bán, "the white strath") - where John Dunlap (printer of the United States Declaration of Independence) learnt the printing trade.
  • 5 Coalisland (Oileán an Ghuail)

Villages[edit]

  • 6 Augher (Eochair, "edge/border")
  • 7 Castlederg (Caisleán na Deirge, "castle on the Derg")
  • 8 Gortin (an Goirtín, "the small enclosed field")
  • 9 Newtownstewart
  • 10 Pomeroy (Cabhán a' Chaorthainn)
  • 11 Sion Mills (Muileann an tSiáin)
  • 12 Ardboe (Ard Bó, "height of the cows")

Get in[edit]

There are regular buses from Belfast, Derry and Enniskillen but no train services into the area. The M1 from Belfast for the south of the county, the M2 from Belfast to the north of the county.

Get around[edit]

Car is the most convenient but there are some [http://www.translink.co.uk/ Ulterbus services covering the area.

Go next[edit]

This region travel guide to County Tyrone is a usable article. It gives a good overview of the region, its sights, and how to get in, as well as links to the main destinations, whose articles are similarly well developed. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.