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Local History Archives - Ballybofey, Stranorlar & District Historical Society

The Pound Virtual Tour

The Pound – Stranorlar Historical Park A 360 Virtual Tour The Pound was built in 1630 and was an enclosure to hold farm animals seized for the non-payment of rents due to the local landlords. The seized stock could be reclaimed by paying the outstanding rent; otherwise the animals were sold to clear the debt.…

Monellan Castle

Monellan Castle In years gone by, one of the most impressive buildings of the time was Monellan Castle, situated a few miles north of Crossroads, Killygordon. Although it was the largest building in the Valley at the time, set in beautiful surroundings second to none in the area, it cannot be clear whether it was…

Ballybofey & Stranorlar 1958

Ballybofey & Stranorlar – 1958 Courtesy of Violet Russell, we have got a copy of some Cine camera footage from around, Ballybofey and Stranorlar, including come great footage of the trains at Stranorlar railway station.

Twin Towns Poem

Twin Towns Poem There are two little towns on the banks of the Finn That stick right together through thick and through thin But who in these towns just offhand could say How Stranorlar is different to Ballybofey? ‚Äč Now that’s what I thought as I motored along So the details I’ve noted in this…