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Welcome to Magheracross (Tyrone)

 

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Welcome to Magheracross

You are very welcome to the Ireland Reaching Out Parish of Magheracross

 

 

About

Townlands in the parish of: This is a list of the settlements listed in the GENUKI Gazetteer as being within Magheracross Civil Parish, with links to the relevent GENUKI Town/Village page where available. Many places straddle parish boundaries, in which case they may be listed under each parish.

MAGHERACROSS ParishRoscor TownlandSheridan Townland

 

Census:

The 1821 - 1851 census returns were almost all destroyed in a fire, whereas the 1861 - 1891 census returns were destroyed by the government. However, full details from the 1901 & 1911 Census returns are available (and fully-searchable free-of-charge) on-line on the National Archives of Ireland website.

 

History

Magheracross has about 5,313 inhabitants.  A large fair which consists mainly of horses in held on 12th Feb at Ballinamallard.   There are six public schools in which about 400 children are taught and five private schools accommodating about 200 children. 

There is good pasture land, the soil is fertile and the system of agriculture has greatly improved.  Woodland covers about 50 acres and 1,500 of waste and bogland.  There is a good supply of peat for fuel.  

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