H8456 : The Square, Moy

taken 6 years ago, near to Charlemont and Moy, Northern Ireland

The Square, Moy
The Square, Moy
Moy, known locally as ‘The Moy’. Centred round a pleasant square, it was founded as a plantation settlement in 1764 by Lord Charlemont. Moy is connected with the village of Charlemont, named after Lord Charlemont, by a bridge that was built by William Durgan, who was the engineer noted for planning not only Belfast’s Queen Island but also the Portadown to Dungannon section of the Ulster Railway.

Moy was for many years the site of one of Ireland’s most famous horse fairs and it supplied many of the horses used by Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo.Today the village is a Conservation area. In other Ulster towns, this area would have been called The Diamond.
The Diamond
A feature of Ulster towns and villages on both sides of the border. It was English and Scottish settlers who laid out the towns with a "diamond" at their centre.
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H8456, 62 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 18 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Roads, Road transport 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! H 849 561 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:26.8178N 6:41.5207W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! H 849 561
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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