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Tandraroge
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The Square, Tandragee (2009)
Tandraroge shown within Northern Ireland
Population 3,486 (2011 Census)
Irish grid reference J030462
• Belfast 25 mi (40 km)
District
  • Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon
County
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CRAIGAVON
Postcode district BT62
Dialling code 028, +44 28
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament
  • Newry & Armagh
NI Assembly
  • Newry & Armagh
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
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Tandragee (from Irish: Tóin re Gaoith, meaning "backside to the wind") is a village on the Cusher River in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the civil parish of Ballymore and the historic barony of Orior Lower. It had a population of 3,486 people in the 2011 Census.

Overlooking the village is Tandragee Castle. Originally the seat of the Ó hAnluain sept, it was taken over by the English during the Plantation of Ulster and rebuilt in about 1837 by George Montagu, 6th Duke of Manchester. Today, its grounds are home to the Tayto potato-crisp factory.

Northern Ireland Electricity has an interconnector to County Louth in the Republic of Ireland from the outskirts of the town.

Earlier spellings of the town's name include Tanderagee and Tonregee. They come from Tóin re Gaoith, which refers to the hillside on which the village is built.

Transport

Tandragee, St. Marks
St Mark's Church overlooking part of Tandragee

Tanderagee railway station opened on 6 January 1852 and was shut on 4 January 1965.

There is an airstrip for landing and taking off of small aircraft near the old porridge factory.

Demography

2011 Census

It had a population of 3,486 people (1,382 households) in the 2011 Census.

2001 Census

Tandragee is classified as an intermediate settlement by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (i.e. with population between 2,050 and 4,500 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 3,050 people living in Tandragee. Of these:

  • 24.9% were aged under 16 years and 14.3% were aged 60 and over
  • 48.0% of the population were male and 50.0% were female
  • 10.5% were from a Roman Catholic background and 86.9% were from a Protestant background
  • 2.0% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed.

For more details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service

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