Beragh

Beragh, meaning "The Place of Birch Trees" is a typical small village approximately 13km from Omagh. The village is in the parish of Clogherney. One of the first refences to the village is that found in the plantation map of Ireland of 1609. The principal antiquity and that which makes Clougherney celebrated through this part of Tyrone is the ruins of an old church in Donaghanie said to have been founded by Saint Patrick in 5th century. A stone at the church bears what is supposed to be the mark of Saint Patrick's knee. One vault in the graveyard contains an inscription that it must not be open to the day of resurrection or after.The main industry of the village and its hinterland is agriculture with rich grazing land and a thriving cattle market.

 


 
 
 
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