Cumber Upper (County Tyrone)

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Welcome to Cumber Upper

You are very welcome to the Ireland Reaching Out parish of Cumber Upper.

It is a parish of Strabane but chiefly in Tirkeeran situated about 7 miles N.E. of Londonderry with 5,430 inhabitants. The church is a large modern building with a bell burret on the western gable which was erected in 1757.


It is difficult to trace the early history of the parish, it is said that St. Patrick crossed the river Foyle and founded several churches in the area including the church in Cumber.

The remains of a druidical alter was discovered at Altaghoney in 1835. Three flagstone coffins were discovered and in each an urn containing ashes.


The 1821 - 1851 census were mostly destroyed by fire. The 1861 - 1891 census returns were destriyed by the Government. The 1901 - 1911 census returns are available free of charge on line on the National Archives of Ireland website.

Townlands within Cumber Upper:

Alla Upper Altaghoney Ballyartan Ballycallaghan Ballyholly Ballymaclanigan Barr Cregg Binn Claudy Coolnacolpagh Cregg Cumber Dunady Dungorkin Gilky Hill Glenlough Gortilea Gortnaran Gortnaskey Kilcaltan Kilculmagrandal Killycor Kinculbrack Letterlogher Lettermuck Ling Lisbunny Mulderg Raspberry Hill Sallowilly Tullintrain

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