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Our Story

IMG_6580In the 1820s Caledon village was transformed under the instruction of Du Pre Alexander, 2nd Earl of Caledon KP MP. Several fine terraces, an impressive Courthouse and Market House buildings were built to characterise the distinctive Georgian streetscape which remains much the same today. The greater part of the village is now a designated conservation area.

In the late 1990s, Caledon Regeneration Partnership focused on the built and natural environment and the strengthening of cross-border relations between Caledon and neighbouring villages.

In 1997, the Caledon Comprehensive Development Plan, supported by Peace 1, was launched and was the catalyst for a major restoration initiative. The Heritage Lottery Fund, the International Fund for Ireland, the Department of Social Development, Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) and a number of other government agencies, financially supported the restoration of 28 historic properties. The funding also supported the provision of a riverside walk.

We continue to focus on the natural and built heritage but our work also extends to enhancing the well being of our growing community through community events and facilities.