modern parish of Banagher is contained
more or less between the rivers Roe and
Faughan and backs into the highest peaks
of the Sperrin mountains with their rounded,
undistinguished summits shaped by the
glacial sheets of the Ice Age. Geography
dictates the main industries, agriculture
and sand quarrying, and some of its pastimes,
like fishing and hill walking.
parish as we know it is made up of the
medieval parish of Banagher along with
portion of the medieval parish of Boveva
and part of the townland of Tireighter
and Park, formerly in the parish of Cumber.
It is noteworthy for the number of ancient
monuments which bear testimony to centuries
of habitation, standing stones, chambered
graves, holy wells and churches.
are fortunate to have a wealth of knowledge
about the Parish which was well documented
in the booklet developed to celebrate
it's Centenary. The booklet is split into
seven parts (listed below). Take time
to read it, and discover how this fabulous
Parish has developed to what it is today.
you have any historical information relevant
to the parish - photographs or little
let us know and we will let the world