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Lambeg Parish (Down portion), County Down

Origin

Ir. Lann Bheag ‘little church’

Background

Village is 2km N of Lisburn

bar: Massereene Upper

The Church of Ireland church in the townland of Lambeg North is thought to occupy the site of a Franciscan friary. A previous alternative name for Lambeg was Tulaigh na Sagart ‘hillock of the priests’. The parish has a small portion in Co. Antrim, which includes Lambeg town and the townlands of Lambeg North (barony of Belfast Upper) and Lambeg South (barony of Massereene Upper), but the greater portion lies east of the Lagan in the barony of Castlereagh Upper in Co. Down. 

References

P. McKay (1999): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 93; with additions PT, 2012.

Additional Information

Other portion in Co. Antrim; see the town of Lambeg (Co. Antrim) for historical forms of this name.

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Barony
Castlereagh Upper
Parish
Lambeg
Parish in 1851
Lambeg
Townland
None
Place name ID
17622
Place name type
P