The Strabane Navigation

The Strabane Navigation

Strabane owes much of its early prosperity to the construction of a 4-mile canal from the tidal waters of the Foyle, completed in 1796. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
The Tyrone Navigation, aka the Coalisland Canal

The Tyrone Navigation, aka the Coalisland Canal

The story of the 7.2km navigation designed to connect the boggy coal fields of Drumglass at Coalisland, County Tyrone, to Dublin City via Lough Neagh, the Bann and the Newry Canal. Become a member of Turtle’s History Library to access all areas, €12/year...
The Newry Canal, 1742

The Newry Canal, 1742

Opened in 1742, the 18.5 mile Newry Canal was the first summit level canal in Britain or Ireland, a blueprint for future designs. Its purpose was to enable coal to be transported from the coalfields of County Tyrone coalfields, via Lough Neagh, to the wealthy homes of...
Nurse Colhoun & The Bombing of Vertekop, 1917

Nurse Colhoun & The Bombing of Vertekop, 1917

It was not the first time the German bombers had struck. The previous summer, when the nurses first arrived at Vertekop, there had been three air raids. This was one was so much worse. Seventeen bombs fell on the Red Cross hospital that morning. When the dust settled,...
County Tyrone – Choose a Topic

County Tyrone – Choose a Topic

  Choose from topics below for stories of people, families, events and places connected to County Tyrone’s past. County Tyrone – Family Histories   Alexander, Earls of Caledon Gledstanes of Fardross House, near Clogher, , referenced here. McCausland of...