Donaghmore is a rural village located
in the South Eastern region of Co. Tyrone in Northern
Ireland. The village is situated adjacent to the River
Torrent, formerly known as the Torrent Flow on the outskirts
of the nearest town Dungannon (approximately 2 miles
away), which has a population of 47,758 (2001) and in
close proximity to the border County of Monaghan in
the Republic of Ireland.
Donaghmore is a typical village on the island of Ireland
which is undergoing transformation in line with social
and economic changes at present. Since the 1950’s
the community, lifestyle and industry is changing with
the local trades disappearing such as Blacksmiths, Bakers,
Mail Merchants, Creameries and Farmers Marts. This has
been coupled with increasing trade and services locating
in the village which make today’s consumer choices
much more accessible. Many of these businesses have
impacted on the lives of the population with new array
of services such as a Post Office, Estate Agent, Off-Licence,
Hairdresser, Theatre & Media Company and Childcare
providers reflecting changing society.
During the 1940-1950’s the Donaghmore area was
linked to the rest of Ireland by the railway network.
This was to be replaced by a network of roads including
the premier M1 motorway, which passes within 5 miles
of the village linking Mid Ulster to the city of Belfast.