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Greagh, Altadaven Road, Tyrone/Monaghan Unapproved Road

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  • This road was cratered in 1956 and again in the 1970s.

  • There was a small shop beside this border called Molly Larry’s (nee Rice). People would come from across the border to get goods that were not available or cheaper in Northern Ireland. This shop was also well known for second hand clothes.

  • One morning in June 1961 a local couple were getting married and Moybridge was blown up. Guests travelling from Northern Ireland could not get across the border. They traversed the border from one crossing to another until they eventually found a way across to the wedding.

  • This crossing is located beside Lough More.

  • In a now famous incident, a man, who worked for NORAID (Irish Northern Aid Committee) came to one of the road protests at Greagh and broke a bottle of champagne over the digger to start proceedings.

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