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Ballinderry, County Antrim


Ir. Baile an Doire [bala an dirra] ‘townland of the oak wood’


Townland is 9.5km NE of Lurgan

bar: Massereene Upper


The townland of Ballinderry lies on the east shore of Lough Neagh and has given name to the hamlets of LOWER BALLINDERRY and UPPER BALLINDERRY. The latter was formerly known as Largy’s Lane Ends and lies 3km to the east, in the townland of BALLYSCOLLY. The remains of the former parish church are in a graveyard on the shore of Portmore Lough [Ballynderry 1661].


McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 9

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
~(?)Daire, Moconna0830cMart. Tal. March 8 p21
~(?)Darii0830cMart. Tal. May 29 p46
~(?)o Daire0830cMart. Tal. Apr 7 p30
Derbi, Ecclesia de1302-EA 48
~(?)ic Daire Ingen Aillein ic Ard Ulad1453Fél. Óeng. May 29n p136
Ballyderry1625Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Car.I $1
Ballinderry1659cCensus 1659 6
Ballenderry1661Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Car.II $2
Ballynderry1661Inq. Ult. (Antrim) Car.II $2
Ballinderry Parish1669HMR Ant. 104
Ballinderry1672cHib. Del. Antrim
Ballinderry1780Lendrick Map
Ballinderry P.1780Lendrick Map
~Baile an Doire ""town of the Derry or oak wood""1832cJ O'D (OSNB) A25
~""the town of the derry or oak-wood""1869Joyce i 351
Baile an Doire "" townland of the oakwood""1999Cel. Ulst. Tds 14
~Baile an Doire ""townland of the oak-wood""1999Dict. Ulst. PN 9
Baile an Doire ""townland /settlement of the oakwo2003HMC replies HMCjun03
Massereene Upper
Parish in 1851
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