Sion Mills, Strabane
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The village if Sion Mills is located just south of Strabane. Worthy of note and a visit is Sion ...
The village if Sion Mills is located just south of Strabane. Worthy of note and a visit is Sion Mills, a pleasant tree lined industrial village particularly rich in architectural heritage. Significant features among others include the Church of The Good Shepherd (based on the design of a church at Pistoia, near Florence), the contemporary St. Theresa’s Church, the old flax mill, and collectively, the simple single and two storey cottages built originally to house the mill workers. The village’s plentiful water resource, which once sustained a thriving linen industry, now hosts an idyllic riverside walk as well as excellent angling facilities. Access restricted to public areas unless prior permission granted. Sion Mills also has a strong cricket tradition and was the venue for a celebrated moment in cricket history when the Irish team beat a West Indian touring team in July 1969.