Tynan

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Tynan
Irish: Tuíneán
Tynan, County Armagh - geograph.org.uk - 607054.jpg
Tynan is located in Northern Ireland
Tynan
Tynan
 Tynan shown within Northern Ireland
Population(UK 2001 Census)
DistrictArmagh
CountyCounty Armagh
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBT
Dialling code028
EU ParliamentNorthern Ireland
UK ParliamentNewry & Armagh
NI AssemblyNewry & Armagh
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Armagh
 
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This article is about the village. For the critic, see Kenneth Tynan.
Tynan
Irish: Tuíneán
Tynan, County Armagh - geograph.org.uk - 607054.jpg
Tynan is located in Northern Ireland
Tynan
Tynan
 Tynan shown within Northern Ireland
Population(UK 2001 Census)
DistrictArmagh
CountyCounty Armagh
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBT
Dialling code028
EU ParliamentNorthern Ireland
UK ParliamentNewry & Armagh
NI AssemblyNewry & Armagh
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Armagh

Coordinates: 54°19′48″N 6°49′22″W / 54.33007°N 6.822644°W / 54.33007; -6.822644

Tynan (from Irish: Tuíneán, meaning "watercourse"[1]) is a village and townland in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It lies within the civil parish of Tynan and barony of Tiranny.

History[edit]

Tynan won the status as the most well preserved rural Irish village in 1993.[citation needed]

The Troubles[edit]

Main article: The Troubles in Tynan

Places of interest[edit]

Tynan Abbey has an extensive demesne, a country house belonging to the Stronge family was situated here until it was destroyed by the Provisional IRA in 1981. The ruins have since been demolished. The grounds hold an extensive cemetery with grave stones going back centuries and others worn beyond recognition.

Tynan has a High cross in the village's church yard, dating from 700–900. It shows a carving of Adam and Eve under an apple tree.

Transport[edit]

Tynan was formerly served by mainline trains of the Great Northern Railway (Ireland) and was also the eastern terminus of the narrow gauge Clogher Valley Railway (which opened in 1887 and closed in 1941). Tynan railway station (on the Clogher Valley railway opened on 2 May 1887 and shut 1 January 1942. Tynan and Caledon railway station on the mainline opened on 25 May 1858 and shut on 1 October 1957.[2]

People[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PlaceNamesNI - Tynan
  2. ^ "Tynan and Tynan and Caledon stations". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory (Church of England Church Commissioners, 1868), p. 771

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