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Griffiths Valuation of Ireland - Clonfeacle, County Tyrone
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Most of the parish is in the county of Armagh but its situated on the east side of Tyrone. 19,547 live in this area which is very dense considering the location. There is a religious establishment where St Lugud was abbot in the year 580. The chief at Armagh had a house that became united in the 10th century. The House was granted by James the first on the 13th May 1614 to primate Hampton. Most of this evidence is stationed in trinity college, where tourists can find information.
The land is generally fertile and agriculture has improved. There are extensive limestone quarries at Benburb. Line weaving is carried out extensively by farmers in their own dwellings.
The 1821 - 1851 census were almost all destroyed by fire. The 1861 - 1891 census were destroyed by the Government. Full details of the 1901 - 1911 census are available free of charge on line at the National Archives of Ireland website.
During the Irish wars, in particular in the rebellion of the Earl of Tyrone, this was the scene of numerous battle. The church was destroyed during the rebellion of Tyrone, Clonfeacle forms part of the Blackwater-town but had been neglected since the rebellion. The present church is situated close to the village of Benburb, it was built by Sir Wingfield in 1619 and repaired in 1815.
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