Carrigans, County Donegal

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Carrigans
An Carraigín
Town
Carrigans is located in Ireland
Carrigans
Carrigans
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 54°57′06″N 7°25′43″W / 54.951656°N 7.428532°W / 54.951656; -7.428532Coordinates: 54°57′06″N 7°25′43″W / 54.951656°N 7.428532°W / 54.951656; -7.428532
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
Government
 • Dáil Éireann Donegal North–East
Population (2011)
 • Urban 336
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Website www.stjohnstonandcarrigans.com
Carrigans village

Carrigans (Irish: An Carraigín) (Little Rock) is a village in The Laggan, a district in the east of County Donegal, Ireland. The village is located only a short distance from the River Foyle on the R236 regional road.

Carrigans was, in the past, the centre of a major flax and linen producing area and had one of the largest flax mills in Donegal, before the demise of the flax industry in the 1950s. Commercial salmon fishing was also a major employer in the past, in Carrigans.

It is believed that King James II, on his way to his attempt to take Derry, bivouacked in Carrigans on 17th April, 1689, before arriving in Derry, next day, some four miles from Carrigans. Upon his arrival at Derry, he found the gates of the City shut against him. This began the Siege of Derry.

CCCP Motorfactors, incorporating Carnoisseur Motorsport, is located in the CCCP complex.

Dunmore House, on the edge of the village, is a country house owned by Sir John McFarland, 3rd Bt..

James Starritt was born in Carrigans. Colonel Robert Lyle McClintock (1864-1943), inventor of the Bangalore Torpedo, was born in Carrigans. Foyle Donegal, a large modern meat producing company, is located in Carrigans.

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