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Tamlaght, Coagh.jpg
Looking towards the village, from the County Londonderry side.
Coagh is located in Northern Ireland
Population 545 (2001 Census)
Irish grid reference H8978
• Belfast 45 miles
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BT80
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament
  • Mid Ulster
NI Assembly
  • Mid Ulster
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Northern Ireland

Coagh ( from Irish: Cuach, meaning "a round hill") is a small village in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, situated five miles (8 km) east of Cookstown. Part of the village also extends into County Londonderry. It owes its existence to George Butle Conyngham of Springhill, and was founded in 1728 when King George II of Great Britain granted Conyngham a market charter allowing the village to host four fairs per year. It is situated within Mid-Ulster District.

The village nestles among gentle, low-lying land between the Sperrins and Lough Neagh. The main feature of the village is Hanover Square, which was named after the reigning Hanoverian George II by Conyngham. The village has been an ancient settlement for several thousand years; overlooking Coagh is Tamlaght Stone, a [Mesolithic]] dolmen erected c. 4500 BCE.

Population facts

Coagh Bridge
The bridge in Coagh which crosses the Ballinderry river; on the left is County Londonderry; on the right is County Tyrone

On 29 April 2001 the United Kingdom government had a census and found that there were 545 people living in Coagh. They also found that:

  • 20.9% of people in Coagh were under 16 years old and 20.4% were over 60 years old
  • 48.3% were male and 51.7% were female
  • 26.4% were from a Roman Catholic background and 72.8% were from a Protestant background
  • 2.3% of people aged 16-74 had no job.
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