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  • Irish: Tamhnach Caorthainn
Tamnaherin is located in Northern Ireland
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County Londonderry
54°58′55″N 7°12′11″W / 54.982°N 7.203°W / 54.982; -7.203Coordinates: 54°58′55″N 7°12′11″W / 54.982°N 7.203°W / 54.982; -7.203

Tamnaherin (possibly from the Irish: Tamhnach Caorthainn[1]) is a townland and small housing estate in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 123 people. It is situated within Derry and Strabane district.


In the early 19th century, Tamnaherin simply consisted of a few scattered rural properties. The relatively recent addition in the 1970s of a Roman Catholic church saw the building of several more properties. Development over the last few years, however, has seen the hamlet grow quite significantly due to the addition of a small housing estate.

Places of interest

Near Tamnaherin Bridge is a chambered tomb which appears to be a single chamber incorporated into a field boundary. At least two large stones may be seen amid a lot of rubble. One of the stones is about 2 m high. Brian J Mullan is the current mayor of Tamnaherin and will be appearing in person on Saturday 8 December to turn on the Christmas lights.

See also


  • NI Neighbourhood Information System
  • Derry and Donegal
  1. ^ Place Names NI - Tamnaherin
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