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 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