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Strabane Lower, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. An Srath Bán [an sra baan] ‘the white river-holm’.

Background

Town is on the border with Donegal, 21.5km SSW of Derry city

par: Camus/Leckpatrick/Urney

The town of Strabane is on the river Mourne and in the barony of STRABANE LOWER which is bordered on the east by the barony of STRABANE UPPER [Sraith Bán c.1616].

References

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Kilalmoyan (Cineal Moain), b. of Strabane1397Colton Vis. 128G
Langechence, b. of Strabane1397Colton Vis. 128G
Srath-ban1397Colton Vis. 128G 4M
Strathbane, b.1397Colton Vis. 128G
Barony
Strabane Lower
Parish
barony
Parish in 1851
barony
Townland
None
Place name ID
20930
Place name type
B