Derry and the Valley of the Foyle

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Title

Derry and the Valley of the Foyle

Subject

Lough Derg--Watershed--Northern Ireland

Description

An account of the outflow from Lough Derg reaching the ocean in the Foyle Valley at Derry

Creator

James Fraser

Source

A hand book for travellers in Ireland : descriptive of its scenery, towns, seats, antiquities, etc. : with all the railways now open : and various statistical tables : also, an outline of its mineral structure, a brief view of its botany, and information for anglers, p. 550

Publisher

Dublin : J. McGlashan

Date

1849

Contributor

Digitised by Google, sponsored by Harvard University, archived on Hathi Trust digital library

Rights

Public domain, out of copyright

Format

Monograph

Language

English

Type

Travel handbook

Identifier

DD_0608

Coverage

54.996613, -7.308575

References

https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/102723137

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Text

"To the west is seen the high but arable part of the county of Donegal, which surrounds the village of Newtown Cunningham, connects with the hill of Grianan, and bounds the valley of the Foyle; and on the right our views are limited by the summits of Brown's Mountain and Ned's Top, whose altitude are nearly 1,000 feet. They are here conspicuous summits, and lie between the valley of the Foyle and Bond's Glen, which is watered by the Faughan. On passing Prehen, the beautifully situated demesne of Knox, Esq., we obtain a fine view of the ancient city of Londonderry, commonly called Derry.

If historical recollections endear this place to every lover of liberty, its situation and time-worn walls must render it interesting to all admirers of picturesque scenery. Placed on an oval hill, which rises to a height of 119 feet, and washed by the Foyle, here a tidal river of more than two furlongs in breadth, encircled by its massive grey walls, and broken into all that irregularity of outline which the buildings of different heights along the steep acclivities present, the view of the old city from the approach to Waterside, the suburb lying on the right bank of the river, is very striking."

Original Format

Travel handbook

Citation

James Fraser , “Derry and the Valley of the Foyle,” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed July 10, 2020, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/639.

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