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Arts and crafts in Tyrone

Tyrone (including Cookstown, Dungannon, Omagh and Strabane) is in Northern Ireland. It has a population of around 178,000 and covers approximately 326,000 hectares. Here is a list of nearby or neighbouring counties: Armagh, Fermanagh, Londonderry.

County flag of TyroneCounty Tyrone is one of the six historic counties of Northern Ireland. Tir Eoghain means Land of Eoghan.

Historically County Tyrone was a part of the larger Kingdon

The county town of Omagh is home to the Ulster American Folk Park. Where you can experience the story of emigration from Ireland to the American Frontier.


Brian Friel

(Born 1929 in Omagh in Tyrone), Fiction

Friel was considered a great. He was a prolific and award winning dramatist. Some of his well known works include: Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Dancing at Lughnasa and the three act play Translations.

Brian ONolan

(Born 1911 in Strabane in Tyrone), Fiction

A twentieth century Irish novelist. Some of his notable works include, The Hard Life, The Dalkey Archive, At Swim-Two-Birds, He used the pseudonym Flann OBrien.

William Forbes Marshall

(Born 1888 in Sixmilecross in Tyrone), Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Marshall was a prolific author, broadcaster and Presbyterian Minister from Sixmilecross. He had a great knowledge of Mid Ulster English and wrote Ulster Sails West, about Ulster people settling in America.

William Carleton

(Born 1794 in Clogher in Tyrone), Fiction

Carleton was a prolific Irish novelist. Writing between 1829 and 1862. There was a book written about him in 1896 called The Life of William Carleton.

John Dunlap

(Born 1747 in Strabane in Tyrone), Printing

Dunlop is perhaps best known for the fact that he printed the very first American Declaration of Independence on 4 July 1776, when he would have only been 19 years old.