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
Ardgarvan is located in the United Kingdom
Ardgarvan
Ardgarvan
Ardgarvan (the United Kingdom)
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
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryNorthern Ireland
CountyLondonderry
BaronyKeenaght
Civil parishDrumcahose
SettlementsArdgarvan
Government
 • CouncilCauseway Coast and Glens
Area
 • Total286.27 acres (115.85 ha)

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". Archived from the original on 24 November 2011. 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). Archived from the original on 2008-04-09. Retrieved 2008-06-23.