Lenaderg

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Coordinates: 54°22′26″N 6°17′31″W / 54.374°N 6.292°W / 54.374; -6.292

Former millhouses in Lenaderg in 2009

Lenaderg is a small village and townland (of 335 acres)[1] in County Down, Northern Ireland. It sits on the banks of the River Bann, about two miles from Banbridge and a half mile from the village of Lawrencetown. It is situated in the civil parish of Tullylish and the historic barony of Iveagh Lower, Upper Half.[1] In the 2001 Census it had a population of 261 people.[2] Lenaderg is within the District of Banbridge.

Its name is derived from the Irish language. One theory is that it comes from Léana Dhearg meaning "red meadow".[3] However, the townland was historically called Laraderick and Laraghderick, which is believed to be derived from Láithreach Deirce.[3]

Industry[edit]

Milltown Bleach Works at Lenaderg, which was demolished in the mid-20th century, was an important employer. A group of mill workers’ houses still remains.

Transport[edit]

Lenaderg railway station was opened on 1 January 1904, closed to passengers in 1907 and finally closed altogether on 2 May 1955.[4] It was on the line from Scarva to Banbridge.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lenaderg". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 13 April 2015. 
  2. ^ NI Neighbourhood Information System
  3. ^ a b Placenames Database of Ireland
  4. ^ "Lenaderg" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 13 April 2015.