Place:County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

NameCounty Tyrone
Alt namesTír Eoghainsource: logainm.ie (Irish)
Contae Thír Eoghainsource: logainm.ie (Irish)
Tyronesource: logainm.ie and Getty Vocabulary Program (English)
Co. Tyronesource: Royal Mail: PAF Digest [online] (2002) accessed 16 Dec 2002
Tir Eoghainsource: Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) p 669
TypeCounty
Located inNorthern Ireland     (1922 - 1973)
Also located inIreland     (1300 - 1922)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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County Tyrone is one of the thirty-two counties of Ireland and one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. It is no longer used as an administrative division for local government but retains a strong identity in popular culture.

Adjoined to the south-west shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of and has a population of about 177,986; its county town is Omagh. The county derives its name and general geographic location from Tyrone, a Gaelic kingdom under the O'Neill dynasty which existed until the 17th century.

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