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Welcome to Desertcreat
You are very welcome to the Ireland Reaching Out parish of Desertcreat
Desertcreat is a parish in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. The civil parish of Desertcreat is in the eastern part of County Tyrone in the barony Dungannon Upper, immediately south of the parish of Derryloran, which contains the town of Cookstown, and immediately north of the parish of Pomeroy. The parish has a Church of Ireland Church in the townland of Desertcreat (OS ref:H813733).
It contains the following townlands: Allen, Annaghananam, Annaghmore, Annaghquin, Annaghteige, Annahavil, Ballymully Glebe, Ballynacroy, Ballynakilly, Bardahessiagh, Cady, Carnenny, Cross Glebe, Derrygortanea, Derryhash, Derryraghan, Desertcreat, Donaghrisk, Downs, Drumballyhugh, Drummillard, Drumraw, Edendoit, Finvey, Galcussagh, Gortacar (Doris), Gortacar (Glassy), Gortagowan, Gortavale, Gortavilly, Gortfad, Gortfad Glebe, Gortindarragh, Grange, Killycolp, Killygarvan, Killyneedan, Kiltyclay, Kiltyclogher, Knockavaddy, Lammy, Legacurry, Lime Hill, Lisnanane, Low Cross, Moneygaragh, Morree, Moymore, Moynagh, Mullaghshantullagh, Mullynure, Oughterard, Pomeroy, Rockdale, Sessiagh (Lindesay), Sessiagh (Scott), Shivey, Skenahergny, Skenarget, Tirnaskea, Tirnaskea (Bayly), Tolvin and Tullaghoge.
Griffiths Valuation of Ireland - Desertcreat, County Tyrone
The 1821-1851 census returns were almost all destroyed by fire. The 1851 - 1891 census were destroyed by the Government. The 1901 - 1911 returns are available free of charge on line on the National Archives of Ireland website.
In Desertcreat there is a bleachgreen, in conjunction with Tullylagan produce upwards on 30,000 woven pieces for the London market each year. This weaving takes place in their own homes.
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