St. Johnston

This is an updated St. Johnston page. Eventually, I'll integrate the old stuff; in the meanwhile, you can view the old page here .

There is an extensive official St. Johnston and Carrigans website. You might notice that some of the images take a while to download, but they are well worth the wait.

The new pictures were taken during May and June 2005. There have been a lot of changes to St. Johnston in the last ten years. As someone put it, from 1960 to 1995 there were hardly two houses built in St. Johnston, now there are two new housing estates.

Aerial Views

Aerial Views of St. Johnston out as far as Grianan Fort (summer 2007), by Gordon Dunn.

Aerial Views of a flight from Bready to Raphoe and back (date 2008-06-20) by Gordon Dunn.

The complete flight (date 2008-07-21).

Aerial Views of Lough Swilly, Inch Island, Grianan Fort (date 2008-06-13) by Gordon Dunn.

More from Gordon (date 2008-04-20).

More from Gordon (date 2008-03-30).

History

The Laggan and its People by S.M. Campbell (my mother). (PDF file, 3.4-MB; this was kindly digitised by Bill Wilson, St. Johnston and Peterborough.)

The pictures

There are three copies of the pictures: (i) the thumbnails -- visible; (ii) medium sized (quarter of the original), click on thumbnail; and (iii) large (half of original), click on 'Large'. If anyone likes any of the pictures, I will usually have one that is double the size of 'Large' and can supply it on request (e.g. I can put it on the web for you to download, see email address below).

St. Johnston village

St. Johnston
St. Johnston from Hill Head.
Large.
St. Johnston Main Street
St. Johnston Main Street.
Large.
Station Road
Station Road.
Egg Quay, Boathole
Egg Quay or Boathole.
This was formerly used as a small quay. In the background there is a bridge formerly used by the Great Northern Railway line (Belfast-Portadown-Omagh-St. Johnston-Derry (Foyle Road). The GNR line closed in 1965.
Egg Quay
Egg Quay in the 1940s or 1950s.
Supplied by Bill Wilson (Peterborough), from a short book on the Foyle Fisheries by Alex Carlin. Note the sand barge in the background. Sand was harvested a few miles south on the Foyle; the barge was propelled by 'poling', punt style. Anyone know the name of the operator of that boat?
Lower Main Street from Station Road
Lower Main Street from Station Road.
Toland's Bar on the left.
Bridge
Road Bridge being widened (1998).
Ard Baithin
Ard Baithin.
St. Baithin's
St. Baithin's church.
St. Baithin's
St. Baithin's church.
St. Baithin's
St. Baithin's church.
Fisherman's Inn
Fisherman's Inn.
Joe Peoples's
Joe Peoples's Bar (formerly McCann's).
Toland's
Toland's Bar.

Castletown

Castletown
St. Johnston
Looking down on the River Foyle.
St. Johnston hidden. In the vee in the horizon, just beyond the river, you will see the outer bounds of Derry's Waterside.Large.
Castletown
St. Johnston
Looking down on the River Foyle, more detail.
St. Johnston hidden. Large.
Castletown
St. Johnston
Swing east.
Gortmony Hill (Tyrone), village of Bready hidden. Large.
Castletown
St. Johnston
South east.
Strabane (hidden) on the very right. The shiny surfaces are not water, but plastic used in the growing of maize. Large.
Castletown
St. Johnston
Looking North (a bit east).
The far away mountain just in from the left is Raghtin (Urris Mts. Inishowen); in the middle just to the right of the forestry, you may be able to detect Grianan of Aileach; beyond that, the Scalp (Burnfoot-Muff); then Holywell Hill.Large.
Binion Hill
Binion Hill.
Large.

Ardagh

Kinnycally
Hill and Ardagh
Kinnycally Hill and Ardagh with the Glen on the left.
Large.
Lime Kiln at
Ardagh
Lime kiln at Ardagh.
Large.
Lismoughrey
Looking south to Barnesmore Gap from Lismoughrey.
Large.
Donegal Mountains
Looking west from Lismoughrey.
From left: Errigal, Dooish (Derryveagh Mts.), Aghlas, Muckish (flat top) and Lough Salt mountain (ribbed, just in from right). Large.
Donegal Mountains
Looking west from Lismoughrey.
From left: Errigal, Dooish (Derryveagh Mts.), Aghlas, Muckish (flat top). Large.
Galdonagh Crossroads
Looking west from Galdonagh Crossroads.
Errigal around to Muckish visible. New Letterkenny housing estates in the nearer distance. Note the signposts turned so that none points in the right direction (a national sport combined with County Council incompetence). Large.
Galdonagh Crossroads
Looking west from Galdonagh Crossroads.
Errigal around to Muckish visible. New Letterkenny housing estates in the nearer distance. Large.
Burt Castle
Burt Castle and Lough Swilly.
Large.
Burt Castle
Burt Castle.
Muckish, left, and Lough Salt Mountain in middle horizon. Large.

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