County Tyrone in the province of Ulster is one of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland. It covers an area of 3,155 square kilometres and has a population of about 177,986.
It is the largest of the six counties in Northern Ireland although historically the lands were much larger, stretching as far as the River Foyle. The county town and settlement with the largest population is Omagh.
The county takes its name from the town of Tír Eoghain, the Irish phrase for the land of Eoghan. This was a large Gaelic kingdom ruled by the O’Neills until the 17th century.
Villages and Towns
Ardboe, Co. Tyrone
Ardboe is a village in Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It lies near Cookstown and was redveloped during the 1940s with the building of the Cluntoe Airfield.
Caledon, Co. Tyrone
The village of Caledon, Co. Tyrone lies near the border with Co. Armagh. During World War Two, it provided bases for British, American, and Belgian forces.