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St Johnston & Carrigans

St Johnston and Carrigans Articles

"The Dunmore Football Team" song

Jimmy McGrory - the sports star with the St Johnston connection

Tragic road deaths in 1991 - clipping

April Fool Prank 1985

Heroes of a Forgotten War - a Derry Journal Article

Vanishing Memories published by Taughboyne History Group

Irish Press on Glentown Quarry

James Patton tradesman in Railway Road

Brendan 'Sox' Devine

Drowning Tragedy River Foyle 1917

List of articles on legend of Stumpie

St Johnston - Social Economic Success by Mary Crossan

Carrigans Flax Mill

Lizzie Coll Mass leaflet from 1930

Millars of Milltown

St Johnston Town Map 1835

Donegal Farmers and Milk 1930s

Rankin Rolls Back the Years - Cricket article from 2005

Cecily Mackworth obituary - sister of Helen who died in Dunmore Tragedy 1938

Laggan Co-Operative

Old Prayer Cards

William Porter Accident 1950

Carrig Inn 1968

Monreagh Ulster Scots and Education Centre

Article on Fishing in St Johnston Patrick Gormley December 2004

May 2013 History Trail Notes

Archdeacon Deeney and Killea Chapel

Hugh Alexander article

Book of Honour - Great War Dead

Castletown School, Old and New

Clippings on Mongavlin Castle

Cumann St Johnston

Orange Order, St Johnston

Bishop O Doherty was a pupil of Carrigans and Monreagh schools

Carnival St Johnston 1976

Kildrum Tigers Veterans 1994

Dictionary of Local Dialect

Joe's Bar formerly McCann's Bar

The origin of the name, St Johnston

Local Gossip Newsletter 1999

Hugh Gormley Senior 1879-1953

Information on Diver family

Kellys Shore Lane

1974 Abduction of Eugene Patton - Ard Baithin

Local Heroes 2017

Letter on Fishing 1960

The townland of Clashygowan

A Tragic Death from 1922

My Story by Patsy O Hagan

Carrigans 1821

Maggies Tavern, Carrickmore

1835 Letter about the area - written in Raphoe

Hibernian Band, St Johnston

Christopher never missed a day at St Baithin's School

Retirement of Master McBride

Bombed Factory Carrigans early 1970s

History of Christianity in the local area

CCCP Motor Factors 19944

St Boyne's Holy Well, Churchtown

"Wee Pat" Pat O Donnell

St Johnston and Carrigans - entries in a book

Willie Lynch "Mayflower" 1948

St Johnston Fair

Local History/Placenames by Rev Philip Lynch

TV Lineup on RTE Jan 1983

Road Trip 2013 Leaflet

Social Services 

Glentown Quarry

Poteen Making - St Johnston and Carrigans Area

Fishing Article Democrat Nov 2011

Fishing on the Foyle - Letter 1960

How St Johnston Looked Long Ago

The building of the new bridge 1999

Retirement from Rankins

Research done by Resource Centre into local history

The "Wee Paper" - Strabane Lifford Notes

Lagan Desert

Chapel at Wauk Mill

Sports 1973

The Boat-Hole - Railway Road

A German Plane comes down during WW2!

Altar Lee, Mass Rock, Binnion by Hugh Doherty

Graham Family Museum - Ardagh

Debbie Tree Dunmore

Matthew Peoples a former soldier who lived Ard Baithin

Patrick Gormley - Folklore Story

Murder in Carrigans 1938

Bridie Lynch - Olympics Athlete

Mary Houston - with her daughter Bridget

JB Shannon

Ann Matthewson - Country Singer

The Legend of Stumpy's Brae

A school essay about the Stumpy Legend

Stumpy's Brae from Derry Standard early 1950s

Ghost Stories

Fleming Engineering

Famine in the St Johnston and Carrigans area

Donegal Meat Processors

Snippets from the Past

Castletown National School Records

Families Held in St Johnston Siege

Old Money

Laggan Area Tenants 1794

Catherine Peoples Meals on Wheels

Patrick Gormley and the website

The first set of pupils enrolled in Drumucklagh School 1909

Drumucklagh School History

The Blacksmith

Riverview Meats

Farming in St Johnston and Carrigans


Fr Oliver McCrossan, Columban Missionary to the Philippines

Daisy Campbell


Mary Bradley

Rescue at Glenshane Pass, March 2010


Double Wedding 1963 Taughboyne Church

St Johnston  - the history of the village

Church hall attacked 2008

St Johnston and Carrigans Demographics

St Johnston Carrigans in 1900's

After-schools Club late 2000s Resource Centre

Celtic Christianity in Taughboyne

St Baithin - 1400 Anniversary

1899 article about St Baithen

Mongavlin Castle Feb 2005 by Patrick Gormley

Mongavlin Castle, Article by E McIntyre

Article on Local Surnames

Annie Hamilton 100 on 7 Nov 1965

Railway - St Johnston and Carrigans

Transport 1880's

Strabane Lifford Notes - Taughboyne ICA

Binnion Hill

Lecture Hall

St Johnston Retail - shops and pubs

1959 - Life Back Then

The Story of the Local Schools

E J White

History of Local Churches

Householders in St Johnston 1794

Andrew Taylor

A photo of the Main St, St Johnston studied

Robert Wilson Hamilton

Oldest Map of the Area

St Johnston and Carrigans Pagan Heritage

Fairy Faith


Customs and Excise by Bridget McKenna

The Crolly Doll

Monreagh School Closure 2011

Alexander Doherty Watchman

Civil Survey 1654

James II and St Johnston

Song featuring Carrigans composed in 1921

Madeline McCann

List of Entitlements to Spinning Wheel Premium 1796

Hearth Tax for Taughboyne

Latta Family Members emigrating from Taughboyne

Canon Daniel Cunnea DD

Monsignor Dan Carr

Story of a St Johnston House

Confirmation Photo - St Baithins May 1955

St Baithin's Church - History in Summary

St Baithin's Church - The Story of the Choir

St Baithin

St Baithin by Marion Shepherd, December 2008

Rev Alexander Lecky's Funeral at Ballylennon 1929

Time Capsule

Joe Peoples Umpire of St Johnston Cricket Club

Ward Newspaper Clip

St Vincent de Paul Society, St Baithin's Conference

Orange Order, St Johnston

Tilly Lamp


Tommy Peoples - Famous Musician and Composer

Joe Peoples writes about St Johnston History (1999)

Wakes in times gone by


"Spider" Kelly

Patrick McBrearty Actor

Playschool History

Brian McDaid

Rev Joseph Diver from Carrigans

Dunmore House, Carrigans

Dunmore Tragedy - Poem

Trensallagh 2008

Turtle Bunbury

James Patton business ad from the 1980's

Orange Order March 2007

Cobbles in St Johnston


School Long Ago



Mary Jane (Dugan) Ward and her family

Jonathan Campbell

The McAdoo Family, Dernacally, St Johnston

Ulster-Scots Heritage Centre, Monreagh

St Baithin's Youth Band

Wards Family Pharmacy

Priests Buried in St Johnston at St Baithin's Church

Lent here - long ago

Argony Pipe

George Tinney

Vincent Doyle

Recent History

Carrigans skirmish 1938 from Derry Standard