Place:Carrickmore, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

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NameCarrickmore
Alt namesTermonmaguirksource: Family History Library Catalog
TypeTown
Located inCounty Tyrone, Northern Ireland
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Carrickmore
Inishative
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Carrickmore (Irish: An Charraig Mhor (the big rock)) is a village and townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It lies in the heart of the county on a raised site colloquially called "The Rock"; between Cookstown, Dungannon and Omagh. It had a population of 612 in the 2001 Census.

History

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The area is steeped in history and there are many tales and legends connected with St. Colmcille and the town, including the saint's well, chair and bed which are still in existence. A wide range of historic monuments can be found in the Carrickmore area, including cairns, stone circles, standing stones and raths.

The Dean Brian Maguirc College, a second level education school, is named after Dean Brian McGurk who was Vicar-General to St Oliver Plunkett during the Penal Times and died in Armagh Gaol aged 91.

Carrickmore holds the annual Tyrone County Commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising and a remembrance ceremony for all republicans killed in The Troubles since 1969.

Two historical figures from the Clan na Gael and Irish Republican Brotherhood hailed from the Carrickmore area: Joseph McGarrity and Patrick McCartan, who helped fund the 1916 Easter Rising.

Irish Civil rights campaigner, activist and author, the Rev. Denis Faul, became the Catholic parish Priest of Termonmaguirc (also known as Termonmaguirk and Termonmcgurk) in 1998. Msgr. Faul died of cancer in a hospital in Dublin on 21 June 2006, and is buried in the cemetery of St. Colmcille's Catholic Church in the village.

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