Loughmacrory has a good example of a wedge tomb. It is located 3km from
An Creagan and is a burial chamber of six people with a front chamber
and doorway marked by 3 stones, with double walls made of large upright
stones, and a roof of flat stones called 'lintels'. It is known as a
Wedge Tomb because of its unusual shape and is believed to have been
constructed around 4000 years ago.
|Loughmacrory is a small
village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is situated eight
miles east of Omagh on the shores of Lough Macrory. It had a
population of 237 in the 2001 Census, since then the population
has been estimated to be around 400.
The village has houses, shops, a church and a primary school
grouped around a crossroads location. Also located in the
village is an old mill from where its original name of
"Milltown" came from. The original mill stone has been cleverly
incorporated into the bus shelter at the crossroads and is an
impressive way to preserve the history of the village.
well as having spectacular views, Loughmacrory is also abundant in
natural and man-made history. There are ancient cairns and standing
stones dotted around the countryside. Also not to be missed are the
fairy trees and giant's grave.
Loughmacrory has the seven sisters situated on the Cookstown line. These
are small loughs situated close together. Loughmacrory is situated in
the Omagh District Council area.
Loughmacrory Community Development Association would gratefully
acknowledge the financial support received towards the development
of Loughmacrory from the following funders :
Department of Culture Arts and Leisure, Northern Ireland Environment
Agency and Omagh District Council.