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Books of Interest
County Tyrone

Bardon J: 'A Shorter Illustrated History of Ulster.' Blackstaff Press, Belfast (1996).

Bell J: 'People and the Land.' Friar's Bush Press, Belfast (1992).

Coyle C: 'The Little Book of Tyrone' The History Press Ireland, Dublin (2014).

Crooks DT: 'Living Stones: a Historical Survey of the Churches of the Dioceses of Derry and Raphoe.' Canon Crooks, St Johnston (2001).

Dillon C and Jeffrys H A:' Tyrone History and Society.' Geographical Publications, Dublin (2000).

Johnston N: 'The Great Northern Railway in County Tyrone.' West Tyrone Historical Society, Omagh (1991).

Johnston N: 'The Fintona Horse Tram.' West Tyrone Historical Society, Omagh (1992).

Marshall WF: 'Livin' in Drumlister: The Collected Ballads and Verses of W. F. Marshall 'The Bard of Tyrone'.' Blackstaff Press, Belfast (1983).

M'Aleer P: 'Townland Names of County Tyrone with their Meanings.' Moyola Books & Ashardan(1998).

McClusky F: 'Tyrone: the Irish Revolution, 1912-23.' Four Courts Press, Dublin (2014).

McEvoy B: 'The United Irishmen in County Tyrone.' The Armagh Dioscesan Histroical Society(1998).

Montague P: 'Cregnadovesky: Rock of the Black Water.' (2019).

Murphy MJ: 'Tyrone Folk Quest.' Blackstaff Press, Belfast (1973).

Scott WM: 'A Hundred Years a Milling.' Carter Publications, Belfast (1951).

Tyrone Constitution: '150 Years in Print.' Tyrone Constitution, Omagh (1994).

Tyrone Constitution: 'Tyrone, a Review of the Past Century.' Tyrone Constitution, Omagh (1950).


Connolly SJ: 'The Oxford Companion to Irish History' Oxford University Press, Oxford (1998).

Crawford WH and Foy RH: 'Townlands in Ulster.' Ulster Historical Foundation (1998).

Devlin CJ: 'The Making of Medieval Derry.' Veritas Publications, Dublin (2013).

Evans EE: 'Irish Folk Ways.' Routledge & Kegan Paul Ltd, London (1957).

Jeffries H and Devlin C: 'History of the Derry Diocese.' Dublin (2000).

Kelly O: 'Tales out of School.' Greystone Books, Antrim (1992).

McCay P: 'A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names.' Institute of Irish Studies, Belfast (1999).

Mallory JP and McNeill TE: 'The Archaeology of Ulster.' Institute of Irish Studies, QUB. (1991).

Patterson EM: 'The Great Northern Railway of Ireland.' Oakwood Press, Lingfield (1962).

Perceval-Maxwell M: 'The Scottish Migration to Ulster in the Reign of James I.' Routledge, London (1973).

O'Toole F: 'A History of Ireland in 100 Objects.' Royal Irish Academy, Dublin (2013).

Rowan A: 'The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster.' Penguin Books, Middlesex (1979).

Sweeney G: 'Hiring Fairs in Derry, Tyrone and Donegal.' Guildhall Press, Derry (1985).

Trinity History Workshop: 'The Gorgeous Mask, Dublin 1700-1850.' THW, Dublin (1987).

Landlords - Their Estates and Their Houses

Crawford WH: 'The Management of a Major Ulster Estate in the Late Eighteenth Century. Maynooth Studies in Irish Local History, number 35.' Irish Academic Press, Dublin (2001).

Gebbie JH: 'An introduction to the Abercorn Papers.' Strule Press, Omagh (1973).

McEvoy J: 'County of Tyrone 1802.' Friar's Bush Press, Belfast (1991).

Roulston W: 'Abercorn: The Hamiltons of Barons Court.' Ulster Historical Foundation (2014).

Sadlier M: 'Blessington D'Orsay, a Masquerade.' London (1933).

Life In Tyrone In The Nineteenth Century

Carleton W: 'Traits and Stories of the Irish Peasantry Vol 1 & 2.' Colin Smythe (1990).

Carleton W: 'The Autobiography of William Carleton.' The White Row Press, Belfast (1996).

Curran D: 'The Protestant community in Ulster, 182545: a society in transition.' Four Courts Press, Dublin (2014).

Day A: 'Ordnance Survey Memoirs of Ireland, Parishes of Co Tyrone I, II etc.' Institute of Irish Studies, QUB (1990).

Hodge AM: 'Gallows and Turnkeys. A short history of Omagh Jail' WTHS, Omagh (1993).

Kiely B: 'Poor Scholar, a study of William Carleton 1794-1869.' Wolfhound Books, Dublin (1997).

Newtownstewart and District

Bradley WJ: 'Gallon, The history of three townlands in Co Tyrone.' Guildhall Press (2000).

Bradley WJ: 'The Landlords of the Newtownstewart and Lislap Estate.' Ulster Local Studies Vol 19 No 1. Federation for Ulster Local Studies, Belfast (1997).

Cassidy M (ed): 'St Eugene's Ardstraw East, Silver Jubilee PTAA.' Newtownstewart (1988).

Devlin C: 'Ard Sratha.' in Commemorative Booklet on the Opening of the New Oratory in Newtownstewart (2000).

Dunbar B: 'Newtownstewart Remembered.' Strule Press, Omagh (1987).

Dunbar B: 'Other Days in Newtownstewart.' Self Published (2008).

Ferguson E: 'The Changing Years in the Parishes of Ardstraw, Baronscourt and Badoney Union.' Historical Committee of the Grouped Parishes, Newtownstewart (2000).

Gebbie JH: 'Ardstraw, the Story of a Parish 1600-1900.' Strule Press, Omagh (1968).

Kelly P: 'One Lifetime Is Not Enough. Memoirs of an emigrant Gallon man.' Privately published (1986).

McBride B (ed): 'The Parish of Ardstraw East 1785-1985.'Ardstraw East Parish Committee, Newtownstewart (1985).

McKinley R T. 'Fifty Years of Memories Recalled,' (Golden Jubilee Book) Young Farmers' Club, Newtownstewart (1994).

Omagh District

Cappagh Historical Society: 'Reflections on Cappagh: Within the Sound of the Bell.' Cappagh Historical Society, Omagh (2001).

Darling S and Haddow D: 'Edenderry Parish.' Edenderry Parish, Omagh (2001).

Deeson T: 'The Stones That Grind the Corn: the Story of an Irish Country Grain Mill 1850-2000.' Ulster Historical Foundation (2002).

Drumquin Youth Centre: 'Drumquin.' Drumquin (1979).

Keane M and Gear D: 'Omagh Gardening Society: A Potted History.' Rodney Miller Associates (2011).

Kiely B: 'Drink to the Bird: An Omagh Boyhood Recalled.' Methuen Publishing Ltd. (1991).

McCandless J and McElhinney C (Editors): 'The People of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Omagh 1754-2004.' (2004).

Mitchell H: 'Images of Omagh, Vols 1-22.' Rotary Club of Omagh, Omagh (1990-2015).

Park WM and Mitchell H: 'Omagh, Paintings and Stories.' Cottage Publications, Donaghadee (2000).

Strabane District

Bradley J: 'The Fair River Valley, Strabane through the ages.' Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast (2000).

Cox M: 'Strabane Barony During the Ulster Plantation' 1607-1641.' Privately published.

Cox M: 'Overlooking the River Mourne: Four Centuries of Family Farms in Edymore and Cavanalee in County Tyrone.' Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast (2006).

Donnelly P: 'A history of the Parish of Ardstraw West and Castlederg.' (1978).

Emery JA: 'Garvetagh World War II Memories.' First Castlederg Presbyterian Church. (2017).

Emery J and Trimble H: 'Castlederg and its Red River Valley.' Vol I-III. (2005-2011).

Hunter RJ (Ed): 'Strabane Barony during the Ulster Plantation: 1607-1641.' New Edition by Ulster Historical Foundation, Belfast (2011).

Kennedy MG: 'By the Banks of the Mourne, a History of Strabane.' Strabane History Society (1996).

Kennedy MG: 'Strabane Through the Millenium.' Strabane Historical Society (2001).

McCay H: 'A Convenient Country House: A Historical Sketch of the Edwards Family and the Development of Edwards P.S. Castlederg.' Edwards Primary School (2006).

McMenamin D (Editor): 'Urney: History, People, Place.' Doneyloop Youth Club Ltd (2011).

Miller W and Miller A: 'On the Banks of Douglas Burn: a Stream of Small Importance: an illustrated Local History.' Self published (2010).

Patterson EM: 'The Castlederg and Victoria Bridge Tramway.' Colourpoint Books, Newtownards (1998).

Smyth G and Smyth T: 'Upon This Rock: Christ Church Strabane, an Illustrated History.' Browne Printer Ltd, Letterkenny (2018).

Strabane History Society: 'Strabane Hiring Fairs, Memories.' Strabane (1996).

Periodicals, Magazines, Newspapers and Local Guides

'Cappagh, Our Parish.' Vol 1-9 Cappagh Parish, Omagh.

Strabane District Council Official Guide.

'Concordia.' Strabane Historical Society.

'Due North.' Journal of the Federation for Ulster Local Studies.

Tyrone Constitution and The Ulster Herald (Omagh). Strabane Weekly News and Strabane Chronicle.

Ulster Local Studies; Federation for Ulster Local Studies, Belfast.

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