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Ballinderry Parish, County Antrim

Origin

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

Background

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].

References

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

Additional Information

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Barony
Massereene Upper
Parish
Ballinderry
Parish in 1851
Ballinderry
Townland
None
Place name ID
10689
Place name type
P