Isaac Butt, founder of the Home Rule movement, was born in the nearby townland of Cloughan, Glenfin and died in Clonskeagh, Dublin and his remains were taken by train to Strabane in County Tyrone and from there to his final resting place in Stranorlar.
A plaque on one of the walls reads:
"ISAAC BUTT (1813-1879)
POLITICIAN, BARRISTER, JOURNALIST, PHILOSOPHER, PATRIOT
Founder of the Home Rule movement, and
"One of the most unselfish public men that Ireland has ever seen". (New York Times).
He wrote "I wish to be buried in Stranorlar churchyard as close as may be to the south eastern angle beneath the tree by which I used to sit and dream as a boy."
You can visit the grave where his wish was granted."