Update: 2021 - I have established this is not the correct 'Tullyard' townland. The correct one is located very close to Artigarvan.

Tullyard is the name of a 'townland', approximately 13 miles south west of Strabane, and about half way between Castlederg and Drumquin on the Drumquin Road in (now) Northern Ireland.

Being a townland, it was only a 'district' and not a town as such.

Map of the area  - click on the image to enlarge

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Basically, it is a few hills of farm land with a scattering of old derelict buildings and the occasional new home.

I have not been able to ascertain the precise location of Robert Wawn's home in 1858.

Here are a few snaps of the area, taken 15 August 2002.

The houses would have all been whitewashed in their day.

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The countryside of Tullyard

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These whitewashed houses have been well preserved. There is a new house behind the camera.

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This last picture was my favourite. It was on a lovely plateau overlooking the valley.




following Memorial is also at Rookwood Cemetery for F/Lt R D Wawn RAF 41505:

Wawn Family Tree