Dervock shown within Northern Ireland
|Irish grid reference|
|– Belfast||51 miles|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||028, +44 28|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
|UK Parliament||North Antrim|
|NI Assembly||North Antrim|
The village includes a number of commercial businesses, a primary school and doctor’s surgery, as well as recreational and community facilities.
Dervock born Ken McArthur won a gold medal for running the marathon whilst representing his adopted country of South Africa at the Olympic games in 1912 held in Stockholm, Sweden. There is now an avenue in Dervock named in his honour.
Dervock railway station opened on 18 October 1880 but closed on 3 July 1950. It was on the Ballycastle Railway, a narrow gauge railway which ran 17 miles connecting Ballycastle to Ballymoney, on the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway (BNCR), later Northern Counties Committee (NCC), main line to Derry. Gage
Dervock is classified as a village by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (i.e. with a population between 600 and 1,000 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 601 people living in Dervock. Of these:
- 22.8% were aged under 16 years and 13.3% were aged 60 and over
- 47.9% of the population were male and 52.1% were female
- 1.2% were from a Catholic background and 98.8% were from a Protestant background.
- 7.9% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed
- Placenames Database of Ireland
- Placenames NI
- BBC news report, "Kennedy Kane McArthur: Flame still burns for Marathon messenger"
- "Dervock station". Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2007-09-23.
- Baker, Michael HC (1999). Irish Narrow Gauge Railways. A View from the Past. Ian Allan Publishing. ISBN 0-7110-2680-7.
- "Area Profile of Dervock - Based on 2001 Census". NI Neighbourhood Information Service. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
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