Patrick Street Graveyard

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Patrick Street Graveyard
Church St
Strabane BT82 8DG

Strabane has many notable features , but one of its more intriguing can be found at Patrick Street Graveyard . Right in the very heart of the graveyard is a mysterious prehistoric standing stone believed to date back as far as 2500 BC. Little is known of its  exact purpose – it  may have served to mark a burial site or simply to indicate a route way or boundary .Whatever its initial function,  today  this important slice of  our past   serves  to underline something of the  wonderful story that is Tyrone and the Sperrins.

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Patrick Street graveyard is the final resting place of John ‘Half-Hanged’ McNaughton. Land-owner, gambler and ‘heroic’ rogue, McNaughton was executed in 1761 for killing MaryAnn Knox of Prehen .He claimed Mary Ann was his wife, and he had been trying to rescue her from her father. At the hanging McNaughton suffered what he felt was the indignity of the rope breaking and rather than escape insisted that the sentence be carried out properly . Because of this popular status among the masses he was buried in an unmarked grave.

Located convenient to town centre. Access by key from Strabane Visitor Information Centre