The experience in Trelawny


Piped water was introduced to Falmouth before New York City. A 20-ft water wheel was installed on lands at Martha Brae turned by the current of the river and emptied about 100 gallons of water per revolution into a wooden trough. A 6’ main carried the water for a mile into a large tank located in the Falmouth town square – hence the name ‘Water Square’. At the height of the sugar era, Trelawny was the richest sugar area in Jamaica with over 88 estates, and some 40+ factories worked by over 30,000 enslaved.

Attractions Include: Jamrock Journeys, horseback riding, Good Hope Plantation, Martha Brae Rafter’s Village, High Life Tours and cruising – shopping tour

Did You Know?

  • Falmouth, the capital, was created from seaside land owned by famed English Romantic poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning‘s grandfather, Edward Moulton Barrett
  • Falmouth is the home of Glistening Waters Luminous Lagoon.  A natural wonder, this phosphorescent lagoon glows at night.
  • Olympic sprint sensation Usain Bolt was born and raised in Sherwood Content, Trelawny.  Other Olympic stars born in Trelawny include Warren Weir, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Michael Frater.
  • This destination boasts luxurious wedding locations with cliffsides, beach and garden views