Strabane  County Tyrone


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Strabane like this:

Strabane, market town with ry. sta., Camus, Urney, and Leckpatrick pars., N. co. Tyrone, near the confluence of rivers Finn and Mourne (which form the river Foyle), 15 miles SW. of Londonderry and 162 miles NW. of Dublin, pop. 4196; P.O., T.O., 5 Banks. Market-day, Tuesday. Strabane is the junction for the Finn Valley Ky., and is situated nearly opposite Lifford, which is on the Donegal side of the river Foyle. ...

The town is surrounded with thriving orchards and gardens, and fruit is exported in considerable quantities. Shirt-making is the staple industry, and a great trade in grain is carried on. There is a large iron and brass foundry. Strabane gives the titles of baron and viscount to the Abercorn family. The Strabane Canal extends to a junction with the Foyle, 4 miles N. of the town.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Strabane, in and County Tyrone | Map and description, A Vision of Ireland through Time.


Date accessed: 26th May 2024

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