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The village of Moneymore is situated 4 miles north east of Cookstown.
The village of Moneymore is situated 4 miles north east of Cookstown. Moneymore is a plantation town which was developed by the Draper’s company of London. Muine Mor (Moneymore) is the Irish name for the “big thicket” and it was once inhibited by native tribes, particularly the O’Cahons. Following on from the plantation of Ulster, the Draper’s Company ordered the building of Moneymore in the spring of 1615. Moneymore was destroyed in the 1641 Rebellion and not rebuilt until the end of the 17th century. I was the first town in the Mid-Ulster to have piped water.
Moneymore is half way between Lough Neagh and the Sperrins mountains.