Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone during the Second World War

The last train stopped in Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone on 31st December 1941 as the Clogher Valley Railway ceased service for good during the Second World War.

Fivemiletown

Co. Tyrone

Northern Ireland

The village of Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone lies around 16 miles east of Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh and 26 miles west-south-west of Dungannon, Co. Tyrone.

It is still known for its creamery as it was in the years before the Second World War. Trains would stop on the village’s Main Street and load and unload goods from the creamery and the butter market. By the 1940s, however, road transport was in the ascendence and the Clogher Valley Railway closed on 1st January 1942. The last train stopped in Fivemiletown the previous day.

Places of Interest

The following places will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore more of the area's Second World War heritage.

Map showing Fivemiletown War Memorial, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone

Fivemiletown War Memorial, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone

Ballagh Road, Fivemiletown, Co. Tyrone

Until the unveiling of the Fivemiletown War Memorial in 2015, there was no commemoration in the Co. Tyrone village for those who died in both World Wars.

References

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