Cappagh (County Limerick)
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Welcome to Cappagh
You are very welcome to the Ireland Reaching Out parish of Cappagh
Cappagh (from Irish: Ceapach, meaning tillage plot) is a small village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is between Pomeroy, Ballygawley, Galbally and Carrickmore, with the hamlet of Galbally about one mile to the east. Most of the land around Cappagh is farmland although a quarry lies just outside the village.
There is also a small rural parish in the west of county Limerick called Cappagh.
Sheep in the village of Cappagh, 2004
- Cappagh Mountain - The village is located on a hillside and immediately behind it stands Cappagh Mountain (948Ft). The area around Cappagh has fine mountain scenery where the land is a mixture of rural pastures and bog. These bog and peat lands still provide turf for the older generation of the area.
- Travelling towards Altmore on the right hand side of the road is King James's Well. A little further on was once a small house that occupied some of the finest miniature model houses and castles in Northern Ireland.
- Cappagh Monument - In the middle of the village is a monument to local people who were killed by British security forces and paramilitaries during The Troubles. It features a stone figure of a Provisional IRA volunteer, in front of a number of stone plaques commemorating various aspects of the conflict, such as the hunger strike of 1981 and local Republican guerrillas who died. The focal point is the plaque for the Loughgall Martyrs - eight Provisional IRA members who died in an ambush during the conflict. Three of these men came from Galbally and another from Altmore, two hamlets located in the Cappagh area.
- Old School - A single building inscribed with ﾑold schoolﾒ is situated away from the main road. Now converted into a home, it catered for the education needs for children of the surrounding area during the 1930s and 1940s.
The 1821 - 1851 census returns almost all destroyed in a fire. The 1861 - 1891 census returns were destroyed by the Government. Full details of the 1901 - 1911 densus returns are available free of charge on line on the National Archives of Ireland website.
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