Lenaderg

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Coordinates: 54°22′26″N 6°17′31″W / 54.374°N 6.292°W / 54.374; -6.292 Lenaderg is a townland 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. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 261 people.[1] 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".[2] However, the townland was historically called Laraderick and Laraghderick, which is believed to be derived from Láithreach Deirce.[2]

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.

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  1. ^ NI Neighbourhood Information System
  2. ^ a b Placenames Database of Ireland

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