Garvagh Townland -- Where?

Using the old terminology for its location, we are talking of Garvagh the Townland and also the Division in County Tyrone, in the Civil Parish of Termonamongan, the Poor Law Union of Castlederg, and Barony of Omagh West (there are explanations of these terms on the Northern Ireland Public Record Office web). There are other Garvaghs in Ireland, as mentioned at the bottom of this page; this one, with 957 acres (~387 hectares; 1.5 sq miles) , happens to occupy the largest area.

Garvagh, as you may know or have guessed, is in the north west of Ireland, in the far west of Tyrone and is adjacent and almost entirely encircled by Co. Donegal. Five miles to the east is Castlederg, seven miles (for the crow) to the south-west is the centuries-old pilgrimage site of Lough Derg, the village of Killeter is a couple of miles south; the nearest Donegal village is Crossroads (Killygordan) which is about five miles to the north and a bit further on is Ballybofey where many of the local wedding receptions are held.

Garvagh is made up of the townlands: Garvagh, Garvagh Blane, Garvagh Pullens, Carndreen, Carnoughter, Dreenan, Laghtfoggy, and Laghtmorris.

The parish nowadays is Aghyaran/Termonamongan (R.C.), Termonamongan (C.I.), and Killeter (Pres.).

There are maps of the area by Multimap, and a hybrid map/satellite image by Google, the latter centred on the Garvagh & District Communtiy Association at Garvagh Hall.

This site is (will be) about this beautiful, wild place, (meaning Rough Land) and its people.

Web-site Access

Most of this web is open to the public, but for those from Garvagh, there is also a password-only section.


"work in progress"

Site being created.

Help needed -- contact Charlie.

Other places called Garvagh

The town of Garvagh, near Derry, no longer has a website at www.garvagh.org, but since 2004 Garvagh Museum has.
There are also townlands called Garvagh in the following counties (civil parishes):
Armagh (Mullaghbrack), Cavan (Killnagh), Donegal, Leitrim (Killanummery (which also has a Garvagh Glebe), Kiltubbrid, & Mohill), L/Derry (Errigal), Longford (Ballymacormick, & Clonbroney), and Tyrone (Donaghmore, Drumragh, & Bodoney Lower & Upper).

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Charlie Curran, 2002-03-03
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