There are few villages in Ireland which can boast the same cultural heritage and diversity as Newbuildings. Enjoying the benefits of a tidal river, it has been a centre of human activity since the Third or Fourth Century. Historically, Newbuildings has had its own Castle and Abbey, as well as being an area populated during The Plantation of Ulster, and a centre for employment due to its water mill. In the first of a series of features on the village, Sentinel reporter Olga Bradshaw delves into the history of Newbuildings and is told some very ‘fishy’ tales. A truly historic village with colourful charactersTHE next time you find yourself in Newbuildings waiting for someone in the car park to the rear of Villa’s pub look across the road to the row of houses. Imagine a time before the houses existed; to the left (where the trees are now) used to be the dam wall and directly between the car park and the houses in the distance, was the dam itself, into which a burn flowed from the right. Further up the village was a mill and it is believed that at one point in the village’s history starch was produced… Read full this story
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