Cookstown is a town and townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is the fourth largest town in the county and had a population of 22,838 in the 2011 Census]]. It is one of the main towns in the area of Mid-Ulster. It was founded around 1620 when the townlands in the area were leased by an English ecclesiastical lawyer, Dr. Alan Cooke, from the Archbishop of Armagh, who had been granted the lands after the Flight of the Earls during the Plantation of Ulster. It was one of the main centres of the linen industry West of the River Bann, and until 1956, the processes of flax spinning, weaving, bleaching and beetling were carried out in the town.
Restaurants in Cookstown
4.5 based on 70 reviews
When we visited there was a small wedding taking place full of rude obnoxious guests, would check before visiting this place.
4.5 based on 66 reviews
Seven in total ... (that they have found so far) ..... Raison d'être ? ... not obvious.
Some circles are in pairs, but not all (aligned to solstice .. or other astrological markers). Another theory is that they relate to comets. They date from the Bronze Age, around 3500 years ago. Maybe people are just 'overthinking it ?' maybe they are just houses / shelters ..... or enclosures to keep livestock ? (think Ceide Fields from around same time period). Anyway, a lovely place to go for a stroll ... wear your walking boots or wellies .... very damp underfoot !
It is a 'dark sky' site ... so ... would be a lovely spot to go and star gaze !!
4 based on 88 reviews
Nice place anytime of the year. Kids can feed the ducks, plenty of open space for them to let off steam. Lovely for a picnic.
5 based on 25 reviews
The Davagh Forest Trails are located in the stunning Sperrin Mountains and offer some of Ireland's most exciting cross-country mountain biking. With mountain biking trails to suit all abilities as well as a pleasant riverside walking trail, Davagh Forest has it all. There is a skills course, pump track and bike wash as well as toilets and changing facilities located at the trailhead.
Went here one Sunday afternoon with my kids. Great play park for them and very safe too. We went cycling as well. We stuck to the green trail as my youngest is only 8. Brilliant fun zipping through the forest. Will def be back to try the other trails.
4.5 based on 31 reviews
This was a nice unexpected surprise. We stopped because it looked neat from the road but as we walked along the river it was simply beautiful! A must see if you are in the area. The Mill was not opened at the time we arrived so no inside view. The grounds were not block off and open to the public.
4.5 based on 19 reviews
The Burnavon is the premier arts and cultural venue, and the hub of arts, drama, music, theatre and dance in Mid–Ulster. Open six days a week staging high quality Performances from Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm, the venue also has a varied arts and cultural programme of workshops and events that you can take part in, Irish language activities if you want to learn about a new culture, and a state of the art Tourist Information Centre if you want to explore the heritage and culture of the District or further afield. Contact Box Office for more details of events happening right now, or see our What's On listing on our website. The Burnavon is just the ticket for business meetings, seminars and conferences. Situated in the heart of Mid Ulster, our venue is easily accessible from all parts of Northern Ireland, offering a wide range of facilities, free parking and catering packages to suit all tastes and budgets. We look forward to welcoming you to the Burnavon!
Great concert last night with Cliona Hagan, Philomena Begley and Ray Lynam. This was a packed house and was really very enjoyable. Cliona was particularly energetic, absolutely lovely singer and Phil and Ray finished up the evening with similar aplomb. It's a great venue, central with plenty car parking nearby. Good spot for Concerts.
4.5 based on 14 reviews
Peace abounds around Lough Fea and 4 laps of this was a lovely 10 mile run! Not many facilities but beautiful scenery.
4.5 based on 13 reviews
Worth a visit although it is quite a steep walk to the top...but when you get there the views are spectacular ....you can see why it was some an important fort
4 based on 16 reviews
Tullyhogue Fort is a magical place which commands a spectacular view over the surrounding countryside. On a clear day you can even see the spires of St Patrick's RC Cathedral in the city of Armagh.
The unique silhouette of the fort , provided by the trees against the sky, means that from any high vantage point around its usually very easy to pick out the profile of Telac Og ( there are numerous versions of spelling ) amongst the many other forts visible.
It was the great capital of the northern O'Neills and their inauguration site for the Kings of Ulster since the year 993. Sadly, the Old Rectory, Ballymully Glebe, which was sited at the base of the hill on the village side is no more. ( the hill is a fairly steep climb ) Part of the inauguration stone used by the O'Neills was discovered in the walls of the Coach House there and subsequently removed to Desertcreat Parish Church which is also an historic landmark and well worth a visit. Love it all. History wraps around you with the comfort of a warm glove. Enjoy !
5 based on 6 reviews
Housed within the modern local Arts Centre, the Cookstown tourist information centre provides a wealth of infformation about the locality for tourists and locals alike. With very pleasant and helpful staff, there is a wide range of tourist information booklets and leaflets to browse or take away with you. With a small gift shop attached to the centre, locally produced craft pieces and be viewed or purchased.
The Cookstown Tourist Information Centre is the place to visit if you need to gain more tourist knowledge about what can be seen and done within this beautiful part of N Ireland.
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