For people with surname Toome, see Toome (surname).
Irish: Tuaim

The bridge over the River Bann at Toome
(built 2004)
 Toome shown within Northern Ireland
Population 781 (2011 Census)
Irish grid referenceH9990
CountyCounty Antrim
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town ANTRIM
Postcode district BT41
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK ParliamentSouth Antrim
NI AssemblySouth Antrim
List of places
Northern Ireland

Coordinates: 54°45′N 6°28′W / 54.75°N 6.46°W / 54.75; -6.46

Toome or Toomebridge (from Irish: Tuaim, meaning "tumulus"),[1] is a small village and townland on the northwest corner of Lough Neagh in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It lies in the civil parish of Duneane in the former barony of Toome Upper,[1] and is part of Antrim borough council. It had a population of 781 people in the 2011 Census.[2]


Roddy McCorley, a Presbyterian radical, was a local of the parish of Duneane. He fought as a United Irishmen in the Rebellion of 1798 against British rule in Ireland but was captured. He was executed on February 28, 1800, "near the bridge of Toome", which had been partially destroyed by rebels in 1798 to prevent the arrival of reinforcements from west of the River Bann. His body was then dissected by the British and buried under the road that went from Belfast to Derry. In 1852, when the road was being reconstructed, a nephew had McCorley's body exhumed and given a proper burial in an unmarked grave in Duneane. A memorial in honour of McCorley now stands in Toome as you enter the village from County Londonderry. His story became the subject of a popular song written in 1898 by Ethna Carbery.




The local Gaelic Athletic Association club in the area is Erins Own, Cargin.


Spanning time and missing a span on the Northern Counties Committee lines over the River Bann at Toome Bridge railway station.


2011 Census

In the 2011 Census Toome had a population of 781 people (263 households).[2]

2001 Census

Toome is classified as a small village or hamlet by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (i.e. with population between 500 and 1,000 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 722 people living in Toome. Of these:

For more details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service

See also


  1. 1 2 - Toomebridge
  2. 1 2 "Toome". Census 2011 Results. NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  3. "Toome station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-11-24.

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