Bendooragh

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Coordinates: 55°02′53″N 6°33′04″W / 55.048°N 6.551°W / 55.048; -6.551 Bendooragh (likely from Irish: Bun Dúraí, meaning "bottomland of black soil")[1] is a small village and townland in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, 2 12 miles (4.0 km) south west of Ballymoney. In the 2001 Census it had a population of three hundred and three people. It is situated in Borough of Ballymoney.

The village is located at the edge of the Ballymoney/Coleraine Green Belt and developed over the post-war period from a crossroads cluster at the junction of the Bann, Drumahiskey and Bendooragh Roads. Bendooragh was the scene of a battle in 1642 where Irish rebels defeated a Government force under Archibald Stewart. During the 1950s public authority housing was built and in the past decade private housing has also been completed. A shop, post office, Orange Hall and fabrication works are located within the hamlet, and there is a church and church hall just outside on the Bann Road.

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  1. ^ Placenames NI

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