Donaghcloney

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Donaghcloney
Irish: Domhnach Cluana
St. Patrick's Donaghcloney - geograph.org.uk - 75425.jpg
St Patrick's church
Donaghcloney is located in Northern Ireland
Donaghcloney
 Donaghcloney shown within Northern Ireland
Population 972 (2001 Census)
Irish grid reference J129537
   – Belfast 23 mi (37 km)  
District Craigavon
County County Down
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
Down

Coordinates: 54°25′12″N 6°15′37″W / 54.419979°N 6.260319°W / 54.419979; -6.260319

Donaghcloney or Donacloney (from Irish: Domhnach Cluana, meaning "church of the meadow")[1][2] is a small village and townland in County Down,[1][2][3] Northern Ireland. It lies on the River Lagan between Lurgan and Dromore. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 972.

Linen industry[edit]

Donaghcloney is a typical Ulster village linked to the Irish linen industry since 1742. The most recent Ewart Liddell company was formed in 1973 by a merger between William Ewart and Sons which started business in Belfast in 1814 and William Liddell and Company which started in Donaghcloney in 1866. Their factory was the biggest Irish linen, Jacquard weaving company in Ireland, and made the linen for the RMS Titanic.[4]

Sport[edit]

The village has a history of cricket playing over many generations with the Donaghcloney Cricket Club.

Education[edit]

  • Donaghcloney Primary School

Transport[edit]

Donaghcloney is served by the Ulsterbus route 56, linking the village with Lurgan and Banbridge. There are relatively good roads to many towns nearby, such as Dromore, Moira and Lisburn. The nearest railway station is located five miles away in Moira. Until 1956, the nearest station was Mullafernaghan on the Great Northern Railway (Ireland) line from Knockmore to Newcastle.

2001 Census[edit]

Donaghcloney is classified as a small village by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (i.e. with population between 500 and 1,000 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 972 people living in Donaghcloney. Of these:

  • 21.8% were aged under 16 years and 21.9% were aged 60 and over,
  • 48.6% of the population were male and 51.4% were female,
  • 4.0% were from a Catholic background and 93.5% were from a Protestant background,
  • 2.5% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed.

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