Douglas Bridge

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Douglas Bridge is a small village near Strabane in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 81 people. It lies within the Strabane District Council area.[1]

The name comes the from Irish Dúglas, meaning "black stream" and the English bridge. Douglas is the townland in which the village lies. The modern Irish name is Droichead na Dúghlaise.[2]


The poem Ballad of Douglas Bridge by Francis Carlin appears in Anthology of Irish Verse, 1922, by Padraic Colum.[3]


  1. ^ "Douglas Bridge". NI Neighbourhood Information System, Gazeteer of Settlements. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Placenames Database of Ireland"
  3. ^ "Ballad of Douglas Bridge"

Coordinates: 54°45′N 7°25′W / 54.750°N 7.417°W / 54.750; -7.417