Ardgarvan

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Ardgarvan
Irish: Ard Garbháin[1]
Irish transcription(s)
 • Derivation: Ard Garbháin
 • Meaning: "Garvan's height"
Ardgarvan in 2008
Ardgarvan in 2008
Ardgarvan is located in Northern Ireland
Ardgarvan
Ardgarvan
Ardgarvan shown within Northern Ireland
Coordinates: 55°01′23″N 6°55′44″W / 55.023°N 6.929°W / 55.023; -6.929Coordinates: 55°01′23″N 6°55′44″W / 55.023°N 6.929°W / 55.023; -6.929
Country Northern Ireland
County Londonderry
Barony Keenaght
Civil parish Drumcahose
Settlements Ardgarvan
Government
 • Council Causeway Coast and Glens
Area[2]
 • Total 115.85 ha (286.27 acres)

Ardgarvan (from Irish: Ard Garbháin, meaning "Garvan's height")[1] is a hamlet and townland in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, 2 km south of Limavady. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 111 people. It is situated within Causeway Coast and Glens district.[3]

Features[edit]

The village has developed on the northern side of Ballyavelin Road and is dominated by public housing development. It has limited recreational facilities available to the local community.[3] Ardgarvan Post Office was one of 54 in Northern Ireland to be replaced by an outreach service before its demolition in 2009.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ Northern Ireland Environment Agency. "NIEA Map Viewer". Retrieved 27 January 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Ardgarvan Settlement Designation". Planning Service - Draft Northern Area Plan 2016. Retrieved 2008-06-23. 
  4. ^ "Ulster post offices affected by shake-up". Belfast Telegraph (3 June 2008). Retrieved 2008-06-23. [dead link]