Ballymagorry or Ballymagory (Irish: Baile Mhic Gofraidh (MacGorry's townland)) is a small village and townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is west of Artigarvan and 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of Strabane. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 565. It lies within the Strabane District Council area.
It has been a settlement since Plantation times, being founded in the early 17th century by Scotsman Sir George Hamilton of Greenlaw who died around 1654, and whose brother was James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Abercorn. Within two generations his lands had been consolidated into the Manor of Cloghogall within the extensive Abercorn estate. The village is known as Bellymagarry in Ulster-Scots.
The area was once served by rail, and Ballymagorry had a railway station on the Strabane to Derry line. Ballymagorry station opened on 7 August 1900 but was shut on 1 January 1955. The village lies on the main A5 trunk road between Strabane and 'Derry.
19th century population
21st century population
Ballymagorry is classified as a small village. On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 565 people living in Ballymagorry. Of these:
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