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Co. Tyrone

Maud Kells lives in Cookstown - well sometimes... For 35 years she has been a missionary in Congo, staying up to 4 years at a time. See Maud's amazing photo albums...

Maud Kells adn the Congo Map
Listen to programme Media Archive Photo Album

 

The Black Lough, Dungannon
Dungannon's best kept secret?

The Black Lough, in Dungannon is part of the system of lakes and waterways that were built to feed the Moygashel mills. Dungannon park has the oldest dam in Ireland. YP&M reporter John Gregg met up with three people who have a special fondness for this place.


Caledon House
Caledon House

From Davy Fitzsimons’ huge archive of material about the US forces around Caledon and Tynan during WWII you can quickly discover that the 23rd Infantry Regiment were housed in the upper rooms of what, until then, was the stable block below Caledon House.
 
 
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The Fecarry Range

Fecarry Range at Mountfield, near Omagh was used by the Americans to train for D-Day, as was the whole surrounding area. American GIs were billeted all over Tyrone during World War II. Read more about GIs in Omagh.

Pearl fishers
Omagh’s ‘Sligger man’

In the 1970's Omagh man Jim Sloan used to be a 'Sligger man', a nickname locals gave to the folk who used to hunt for freshwater pearls. Jim talks about what this fascinating hobby involves.
 

 

 

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