Galbally, County Tyrone

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Roman Catholic Church, Galbally.

Galbally (from Irish: Gallbhuaile, meaning "stone booley"[1][2]) is a hamlet and townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is between Cappagh and Donaghmore. Its name was formerly spelt as Gallwolly and Gallwally.[1]

The hamlet has ten pubs, a convenience shop, a church and a post office with an adjoining grocery shop. The local Gaelic football team is called Galbally Pearses. Sylvia Hermon, independent has a N&E hospital MP for North Down, was born in and raised in Galbally.

Republicanism

Galbally has a reputation of being a mostly Irish nationalist/republican area and is strongly linked to The Troubles, with quite a few Provisional Irish Republican Army members coming from Galbally and its hinterland. One of the 1981 hunger strikers, Martin Hurson, is from the area and is buried at St John's Church in Galbally. Other republicans buried in the Galbally and surrounding area include: Declan Arthurs, Seamus Donnelly, Tony Gormley, Eugene Kelly, and Martin McCaughey.

References

  1. ^ a b Placenames NI
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland

Coordinates: 54°32′N 6°53′W / 54.533°N 6.883°W / 54.533; -6.883


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