The fourth-largest town in County Tyrone, Cookstown straddles both Londonderry and Tyrone. It is one of the main towns in the Mid-Ulster council area, along with Magherafelt and Dungannon. According to the 2011 census, it had a population of 11,600 people.


Cookstown was named after its founder, Dr. Alan Cooke, to whom King Charles granted Letters Patent I in 1628. In 1641, a bloody rebellion by the Irish against the Planters erupted. Cookstown, being at the center of Ulster resistance, was left to the insurgents. In 1643, the armies of Charles I entered Cookstown and routed the rebels, after which they razed the city to the ground. Until 1956, flax spinning, weaving, bleaching, and beetling were all carried out in Cookstown.

Tourist Attractions

The main street of Cookstown is full of life on Saturdays, with shoppers and stalls alike. Cookstown's most famous attraction in the area is the Sperrin Mountains, which you can see looming over the town while browsing through Cookstown's Saturday Market. Ardboe Old Cross and St. Colman's Abbey are national monuments that date from the 10th century. It is of great interest to many historians for many reasons. The cross is the first high cross of Ulster, with 22 panels that depict Biblical events. For other sites to see, some of the beautiful sceneries are the Coneyglen Valley and Davagh Forest, especially Dun Ruadh, the Ogham Stone, and the Beaghmore Stone Circles.

Climate in Cookstown

Summers in Cookstown are chilly. Meanwhile, winters are long and extremely cold. It's typically overcast all year round. The temperature varies from 1.7 °C to 18.9 °C, rarely dips below -2.8 °C or exceeds 23.3 °C throughout the year. The cool season, which lasts for four months (November to March), has a daily high temperature below 8.9°C - January being the coldest month - with an average low temperature of 1.7°C and a maximum temperature of 6.7°C.

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