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Cookstown, Co. Tyrone

For other towns of this name, see Cookstown .

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 nearly 11,000 people in the 2001 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. 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.

Cookstown's famous main street , is 1.25 miles long and 135 feet wide, one of the longest, and widest in Ireland.
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Ardboe Old Cross

Arboe, Cookstown, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland
A 10th Century Cross situated on a rocky height on the shores of Lough Neagh. It is a national monument which is believed to be the first High Cross of Ulster. The cross stands 18.5 feet high and 3.5 feet wide, Its 22 panels depict various biblica...

Wellbrook Beetling Mill

20 Wellbrook Road, Corkhill, Cookstown, Co Tyrone, BT80 9RY, Northern Ireland
A costumed guide leads you through a hands-on demonstration of the linen process in the 19th century. Suitable for all ages, good shop. Last working water-powered beetling mill in Ireland.

Restaurants in Cookstown

Dragon Garden

40-42 Loy St., Cookstown, Co. Tyrone

Glenavon House Hotel Glenavon House Hotel

52 Drum Road, Cookstown, BT80 8QS, Co. Tyrone
Many have sampled the superb cuisine, service and hospitality in the two Glenavon House Hotel restaurants - The Cellar Grill and Bistro Vino.

Jeffersons of Cookstown

14 Burn Road, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone


244 Drum Rd, Cookstown, BT80 9HP, Co. Tyrone
Nellopuas Restaurant serves a classic British menu along with a good choice of drinks. With its laid back ambiance.

Otter Lodge Otter Lodge

26 Dungannon Road, Cookstown, BT80 8TL, Co. Tyrone
Situated on a beautiful riverbank location, Heather and Harold Moffett's award-winning bistro is open for light lunches and evening meals seven days a week and renowned for consistently good food and wines at very keen prices. Featured in the 'Bridge

The White Pheasant

3a Burn Rd, Cookstown, BT80 8DJ, Co. Tyrone

Windsor Restaurant

The Royal Hotel, 64-74 Coagh Street, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone

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