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Carrigans (Irish: An Carraigín, meaning "little rock") is a village in The Laggan, a district in the east of County Donegal, Ireland. The village is located only a short distance from the River Foyle on the R236 regional road.
Carrigans was, in the past, the centre of a major flax and linen producing area and had one of the largest flax mills in County Donegal, before the demise of the flax industry in the 1950s. Commercial salmon fishing was also a major employer in the past.
Writer Dame Agatha Christie visited Carrigans on a few occasions, as a guest of the McClintocks of Dunmore, to whom she was related through marriage.
The Bangalore torpedo, an explosive device used in many conflicts, was invented by Captain (later Colonel) McClintock, of Dunmore, Carrigans.
Carrigans once had a railway station, the village being served by the Great Northern Railway, which closed in 1965.
- "Census 2016 Sapmap Area: Settlements Carrigans". Central Statistics Office (Ireland). Retrieved 16 June 2018.
- "An Carraigín/Carrigans". Placenames Database of Ireland. Government of Ireland - Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Dublin City University. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
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