Ballyskeagh

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Ballyskeagh (from Irish: Baile Sceach, meaning "townland of thorn bushes")[1] is a small village and townland near Lambeg in County Down, Northern Ireland. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 186 people. It lies within the Lagan Valley Regional Park and the Lisburn City Council area.

Places of interest[edit]

  • The Lock Keeper’s House, built around 1840, Ballyskeagh Bridge, and mill cottages at ‘Nevin’s Row’ are all listed buildings.
  • To the west of the Lock Keeper’s House, an enclosure, probably a rath, is situated.

Sport[edit]

Ballyskeagh is the home of New Grosvenor Stadium, the football stadium of Lisburn Distillery F.C., which is also used as a greyhound racing stadium under the name Drumbo Park.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames NI

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 54°32′02″N 6°00′19″W / 54.53389°N 6.00528°W / 54.53389; -6.00528