Moygashel facts for kids
|Moygashel shown within Northern Ireland|
|Irish grid reference|
|• Belfast||40 mi (64 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||028, +44 28|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
Moygashel (from Irish: Maigh gCaisil, meaning "plain of the stone fort") is a small village and townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is near the southern edge of Dungannon. Although the village's name is pronounced //, the trademark of the Irish linen named after it is pronounced // (with the stress on the first syllable).
Moygashel is a mill town and mills have been in operation there since 1795. A group of Huguenot settlers (ancestors of the Webb family, the present owners of Moygashel Weavers) established an Irish linen weaving company there, weaving some of the finest linens in the world.
The Linen Green
The Linen Green is built on the site of a former linen mill. It was established in 1993 by Moygashel Community Development Association as the first factory outlet village in Ireland. The Moygashel Linen Visitors' Centre is also based there. The complex offers clothing, food, giftware and a physiotherapist.
One of the bombers killed in the Miami Showband massacre, Wesley Somerville—who was an Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR) member—was from Moygashel. He is commemorated by a plaque and banner in the village.
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