Glenelly – Places of Interest

Contact Details

Glashygolgan
Plumbridge
Co Tyrone
BT79 8DX

Corrick Abbey

A religious foundation has existed here since the 6th century. The present ruins are of a Franciscan Friary established in the 15th century.

Plumbridge

The market village of Plumbridge serves a wide rural area. Beautifully situated in the folds of the valley, its Roman Catholic chapel was built in 1896 using local sandstone.

HEART Project Sculpture

Situated by the car park opposite Pinkerton’s shop. Unveiled in 2009, the sculpture illustrates different facets of life in the valley.

Clogherny Wedge Tomb

The district has numerous prehistoric monuments. This is a fine example of a Bronze Age Wedge Tomb.

Glenelly Presbyterian Church

Built in 1839 from stone drawn from Eden Hill, replacing a former thatched meeting house on the site.

Raths of the Valley

Glenelly is renowned for its ancient raths. These early Christian era farmsteads can be
seen along the hillsides either side of the river. (not numbered)

St Patrick’s Church, Upper Badoney

Erected in 1784 on the site of a much earlier pre-Reformation church, believed to have
been founded by St Patrick. The graveyard contains many interesting stones, including
the recently restored tomb of Professor James MacCullagh, a prominent C19th  mathematician and physicist

Glenroan Portal Tomb

Like Clogherny, this is a Bronze Age burial site, easily accessible off the Glenelly Road.

Cranagh Village and Goles Stone

Row. Cranagh takes its name from the Irish an Chrannóg meaning “the crannóg”. Goles
Stone Row, a Bronze Age alignment of 11 stones, can be visited a few miles to the  east.

Remember the Countryside Code

  • Respect the people who live and work in the countryside
  • Know where you are allowed to go
  • Keep to paths across farmland
  • Use gates and stiles to cross fences,
    hedges and walls
  • Leave gates as you find them
  • Do not interfere with livestock, machinery and crops
  • Keep dogs under control
  • Protect wildlife plants and trees
  • Keep all water sources clean
  • Take your litter home
  • Guard against all risk of fire
  • Make no unnecessary noise
  • Respect other recreational users
  • Take special care on country roads
  • Consider your personal safety

Useful genealogy websites

www.askaboutireland.ie – contains searchable database of Griffith’s valuation
www.proni.gov.uk – links to databases on wills and deeds.
www.census.nationalarchives.ie – includes the 1901 and 1911 census