Monthly Archives: February 2014

Tales & Trails Walking Tour

Loughgall   Village Walking Tour can be joined at any point along the route. The tour   takes in 66 points of local interest in its half mile course, all of which   are marked by numbers on this map.

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Welcome

Welcome   to Loughgall. Loughgall Village Walking Tour can be joined at any point along   the route. The tour takes in 66 points of local interest in its half mile   course, all of which are marked by numbers … Continue reading

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Panoramic View

On a   clear day, five of the six counties can be seen from this point, Armagh,   Tyrone, Londonderry, Antrim and Down. The Sperrin Mountains with Slieve   Gallion, are to the left and the Antrim Hills round to … Continue reading

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Hard Work and Black Bush

William   McCrea lived half way down the hill and in to the right on a small   farm-holding of around 3 acres. He died in 1928 at the amazing age of 109,   and had lived there all his … Continue reading

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Loughgall and the Bramley Apple

Loughgall   is the heart of a long-established apple-growing tradition. Whereas wild crab   apples are native to Ireland and pre-date humans, cultivated sweet apples are   derived from a species that grows in the forests of the mountains of … Continue reading

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Orchard Park and Orchard Drive

Although   the postal addresses in this development are Orchard Drive or Orchard Park,   this area was originally referred to as Peels’ Hill. The Peels were a Quaker   farming family who were associated with the Quakers of Ballyhegan, … Continue reading

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Old Road and Cottages

The   Old Road was the main route from Loughgall to Portadown until 1845, when the   new road was constructed so that horse-drawn traffic did not have to   negotiate the steep hills involved. However, the Old Road remains … Continue reading

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