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This busy industrial town is the centre for engineering and the manufacture of bricks and pipeclay. The Torrent River, a great source of industrial waterpower, is also a natural feature whilst the canal basin is an asset to the area. At Washingbay, not far from Coalisland on the shores of Lough Neagh, is a nature conservation area - a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. To the east of the town on the shores of Lough Neagh are the impressive remains of Mountjoy Castle. It was once the garrison fort of Lord Charles Mountjoy, established by him in 1607 for the English troops.
The town has recently undergone urban regeneration and has as its centrepiece the impressive Cornmill, ‘The Coalisland Experience’ tells the area’s rich industrial history, through photographic images, paintings, reconstructions, showcases and soundtrack of recorded memories. The Enterprise Centre hosts craft business and ‘Heritage World’ the genealogical research service.
Gortgonis, on the edge of the town offers a running track, pavilion, five-a-side kick about area and basketball playing area. Sport is also the order of the day at the nine-hole golf course at Brackaville.