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|Population||3,486 (2011 Census)|
|Irish grid reference|
|• Belfast||25 mi (40 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||028, +44 28|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
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.
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.
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.
It had a population of 3,486 people (1,382 households) in the 2011 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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