Coonty Tyrone

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Coonty Tyrone
Contae Thír Eoghain
Coontie Tyrone

Coat of arms
Motto: Consilio et Prudentia  (Laitin)
"Bi Wisdom an Prudence"
Kintra Unitit Kinrick
Region Northren Ireland
Province Ulster
Coonty seat Omey
Area
 • Total 1,260 sq mi (3,263 km2)
Area rank 8t
Population (2001) 166,516
 • Rank 10t [1]
Contae Thír Eoghain is the Erse name; Countie Tyrone,[2] Coontie Tyrone[3] an Coontie Owenslann[4] are Ulster Scots spellins (the latter uised anerlie bi Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council).

County Tyrone (frae Erse Tír Eoghain meanin "land o Eoghan") is ane o the sax coonties o Northren Ireland an ane o the 32 coonties o Ireland. It is in the stewartry o Ulster in the north o the iland. Tae the north is Coonty Lunnonderry, tae the aest is Loch Neagh an Coonty Armagh, tae the sooth is coonties Monaghan an Fermanagh an tae the wast is Coonty Dunnygal. It kivers an aurie o 3,155 km² an haes aboot 166,516 indwallers. This maks it the seivent mucklest o Ireland's coonties by aurie an aicht mucklest by population.

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

The name Tyrone cums frae Erse Tír Eoghain meanin "land o Eoghan". This Eoghan wis son o keeng Niall o the Nine Hostages, an brither o Conall Gulban, wha gae his name tae the kinrick o Tír Chonaill.[5] Historically, it wis anglicised as Tirowen or Tyrowen, whilk are nearer tae the Erse pronunciation.

Settlements[eedit | eedit soorce]

Muckle touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

(population o 18,000 or mair an unner 75,000 at 2001 Census)[6]

Middlin touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

(population o 10,000 or mair an unner 18,000 at 2001 Census)[6]

Sma touns[eedit | eedit soorce]

(population o 4,500 or mair an unner 10,000 at 2001 Census)[6]

Hauflin settlements[eedit | eedit soorce]

(population o 2,250 or mair an unner 4,500 at 2001 Census)[6]

Veelages[eedit | eedit soorce]

(population o 1,000 or mair an unner 2,250 at 2001 Census)[6]

Sma veelages or hamlets[eedit | eedit soorce]

(population o less than 1,000 at 2001 Census)[6]

Baronies[eedit | eedit soorce]

Main airticle: Baronies o Ireland

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • The Memoirs of John M. Regan, a Catholic Officer in the RIC and RUC, 1909–48, Joost Augusteijn, editor, District Inspector, Co. Tyrone, 1920s, ISBN 978-1-84682-069-4.

Further readin[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • McNeill, I. 2010. The Flora of County Tyrone. National Museums of Northern Ireland. ISBN 978-905989-17-1

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]