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Craigs, County Antrim

Origin

Ir. Na Creaga [na kraga] ‘the rocks’.

Background

Hamlet is 2.5km NW of Cullybackey

bar: Kilconway

The site of the medieval parish church is in a graveyard in the subdenomination of the townland of Craigs known as AGHNAKILLA(Ir. Achadh na Cille ‘field of the church’) [the Creggs 1604].

References

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

Additional Information

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Barony
Kilconway
Parish
Craigs
Parish in 1851
Craigs
Townland
Craigs
Place name ID
1375
Place name type
M