This small housing estate is located in southeast Belfast. When was developing the houses were small, basic, prefabricated aluminum bungalows. This gained the estate the nickname “tin town”. The area has turned around with houses from private ownership sprouting due to the increase in population.
Taughmonagh is located between the upper Malone Road and Lisburn Road. The residents that live on the upper Malone Road utilize the various amenities and shops at the Dub stores. Going further towards Lisburn Road, you will find other amenities in the area that include a petrol station, restaurants, and Chinese take-aways.
Taughmonagh has a community group formed in 1996 which supports a family learning center. The Community Resource Center runs a day nursery and operates several inter-community projects that link the neighboring Annadale and Benmore. The Taughmonagh youth club gathers together people between the ages of seven to twenty-five, the youths can then interact with the members of the club.
A small children’s park with a football and basketball area has been recently built with the estate having its social club which also serves meals to the community. It is also used to book for certain events like weddings, birthdays, etc.
Taughmonagh primary school serves the area as the education center. Over 100 pupils attend the school from different religions. There is also the Fleming Fulton School for the physically disabled children. Getting around will require that you board a bus. The 9B/9C Metro bus services this area. The nearest train stations are at Finaghy or Balmoral.
Taughmonagh has a Fold House Trust organization that dedicates all its resources to helping the elderly in the community. This non-profit organization manages some properties in Taughmonagh. This trust organization offers assistance and support that goes further to repair, improve, or help the elderly to adapt homes across Northern Ireland.
Taughmonagh is a small estate with very few social amenities. Bars, restaurants are found in neighboring areas. This area is quiet and the locals are friendly. The roads make it easy to connect to other towns within Belfast.
Notable places include Finaghy railway station, Dunmurry railway station, Giants ring, Adelaide Station, Botanic Gardens. If you are looking for a place to eat or rest then there are several places to hang out. Here are some of the best places in Taughmonagh: Ramada Belfast, Ramada Plaza Belfast, Ramada plaza, Beechlwan House Hotel, Greenmount Bed, and Breakfast hotel.