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Craigavon, County Armagh

Origin

Background

Halfway between Lurgan and Portadown

par: Shankill/Seagoe bar: Oneilland East

Craigavon was designated a new town in 1965 and named from James Craig (1871-1940), first prime minister of Northern Ireland, whose title was Viscount Craigavon.

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 48

Additional Information

Designated a new town in 1965.

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
~Craigavon1989GÉ 77
Barony
Oneilland East
Parish
Seagoe
Parish in 1851
Seagoe
Townland
Crossmacahilly (Clanrolla?)
Place name ID
11251
Place name type
M:V