Camus, County Tyrone

Parish and Townland (Camus Civil Parish)

[Map]: Map showing the location of County Tyrone in Ireland
[Map]: Map showing the location of Camus in County Tyrone, Ireland

Description of Camus (Also known as Camus-Juxta-Morne):

CAMUS-JUXTA-MORNE, a parish, in the barony of STRABANE, county of TYRONE, and province of ULSTER; containing, with part of the town of Strabane, 6570 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the old road from Dublin to Londonderry, and on the river Morne, comprises, according to the Ordnance survey (including 20.75 acres in Lyons island), 7505.75 statute acres, of which 103.75 are water, about 4540 are arable and pasture land, and the remainder mountain and bog. 6743 acres are applotted under the tithe act, and valued at 3078 £ per annum. The land, although in some places rocky, is generally very fertile, producing abundant crops, particularly in the vale of Morne. The inhabitants combine the weaving of linen with their agricultural pursuits.

The church is in the town of Strabane, and is a large and handsome edifice. It was originally built as a chapel for the new town of Strabane, by the Earl of Abercorn, in 1619, and has been used as the parish church since the destruction of the mother church, about the middle of the 17th century. In the R. C. Divisions the parish is the head of a union or district called Clonleigh and Camus, and comprising both those parishes: there are two chapels in the union, of which that of Camus, in the town of Strabane, is a large plain edifice. There is a large meeting-house for Presbyterians in connection with the Synod of Ulster, of the first class; and there are places of worship for Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists. The ruins of the old parish church are situated on the banks of the Mourne: it was founded by St. Colgan in 586, and destroyed during the insurrection of 1641.

…Extracts from The Samuel Lewis Topographical Dictionary of Ireland 1837 (transcribed by Mel Lockie).


The 1821 - 1851 census returns for Ireland were almost all destroyed in a fire, whereas the 1861 - 1891 census returns were destroyed by the government. However, full details from the 1901 & 1911 Census returns are available (and fully-searchable free-of-charge) on-line on the National Archives of Ireland website.

Townlands, Villages, & Towns of Camus Parish

This is a list of the settlements listed in the GENUKI Gazetteer as being within Camus Civil Parish, with links to the relevent GENUKI Town/Village page where available. Many places straddle parish boundaries, in which case they may be listed under each parish.

Bearney Glebe Townland
Calheme Townland
CAMUS Parish and Townland
Carrigullin Townland
Cavanalee Townland
Dergalt Townland
Dernalebe Townland
Drumnaboy Townland
Edymore Townland
Elagh Townland
Evish Townland
Liskinbwee Townland
Lisky Townland
Milltown Townland
STRABANE Town and Townland
Stragullin Townland
Townparks of Strabane Townland

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Churches & Cemeteries:

The following places of worship and burial are listed in the GENUKI Church & Cemetery Database.

Strabane: Church of Ireland
Strabane: Church of Ireland
Strabane: Church of Ireland, Christ Church
Strabane: Evangelical, Trinity
Strabane: Presbyterian
Strabane: Presbyterian
Strabane: Presbyterian
Strabane: Presbyterian
Strabane: Roman Catholic, Immaculate Conception
Strabane: Roman Catholic
Strabane: Roman Catholic, St John
Strabane: Roman Catholic, St Mary

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Surnames interests for Camus

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Strays from Camus in Ships' Passenger Lists

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This place is located near to Lat/Lon 54.770515/-7.460232, which you can view on this selection of on-line maps:

Detailed 19th century Ordnance Survey maps for the whole of County Tyrone (at 6 inches to the mile), are available to view at the British Library in London (Reader Ticket needed) and on-line via the OSI Website.

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