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Coordinates: 54°24′10″N 6°14′26″W / 54.402865°N 6.240470°W / 54.402865; -6.240470

Blackskull is located in Northern Ireland
 Blackskull shown within Northern Ireland
Population 168 (2001)
Irish grid reference J142519
    - Belfast  22 miles 
District Craigavon Borough
County County Down
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DROMORE
Postcode district BT25
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Upper Bann
NI Assembly Upper Bann
List of places
Northern Ireland

Blackskull is a small village in County Down, Northern Ireland. It lies near Donaghcloney and Dromore. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 168 people. It is within the Craigavon Borough Council area.

Blackskull is within the townland of Ballygunaghan, which was historically spelt as Ballygonaghan and Ballygonigan. These names are derived from Irish Baile Ó gConacháin, meaning "Ó Conacháin's settlement" or from Irish Baile Uí Dhuinneagáin, meaning "Ó Duinneagáin's settlement".[1][2]


  1. ^ Placenames NI
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland

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