Derrymacash

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Coordinates: 54°28′44″N 6°24′11″W / 54.479°N 6.403°W / 54.479; -6.403

Derrymacash
Irish: Doire Mhic Cais
The Cash
Derrymacash is located in Northern Ireland
Derrymacash
 Derrymacash shown within Northern Ireland
Population 629 (2001)
Irish grid reference J035601
    - Belfast 25 mi (40 km)  
District Craigavon
County County Armagh
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CRAIGAVON
Postcode district BT66
Dialling code 028, +44 28
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Upper Bann
NI Assembly Upper Bann
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Armagh

Derrymacash (from Irish: Doire Mhic Cais, meaning "MacCash's oak-grove")[1] is a small village and townland in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It is about four miles west of Lurgan, between the M1 motorway and Lough Neagh. It had a population of 629 in the 2001 Census.[citation needed]

A Catholic church and primary school (both called St Patrick's) are in neighbouring Aghacommon. Many people mistake the townlands of Derrymacash and Aghacommon. Derrymacash starts after one crosses the Closet River, just beyond the M1 bridge, heading towards Lough Neagh.

Places of interest[edit]

Near Derrymacash is the nature reserve Oxford Island, which is famed for its peaceful nature trails, bogland, bird hides and many species of wildlife.

Sport[edit]

The main sports in Derrymacash are Gaelic football and camogie, represented by the Wolfe Tone and St Enda's teams, respectively, both playing their home games in Páirc na Ropairí.

Demography[edit]

Derrymacash is classified as a small village or hamlet by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (i.e. with population between 500 and 1,000 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 629 people living in Derrymacash. Of these:

  • 28.0% were aged under 16 years and 9.7% were aged 60 and over
  • 53.3% of the population were male and 46.7% were female
  • 98.3% were from a Catholic background and 1.7% were from a Protestant background
  • 2.5% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed

For fuller details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames NI