Ardmore, County Londonderry

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Ardmore

Irish: An tArd Mór[1]
Irish transcription(s)
 • Derivation:Ard Mór
 • Meaning:Great height
Ardmore Roman Catholic Church in 2006
Ardmore Roman Catholic Church in 2006
Ardmore is located in Northern Ireland
Ardmore
Ardmore
Ardmore shown within Northern Ireland
Coordinates: 54°57′22″N 7°16′44″W / 54.956°N 7.279°W / 54.956; -7.279Coordinates: 54°57′22″N 7°16′44″W / 54.956°N 7.279°W / 54.956; -7.279
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryNorthern Ireland
CountyLondonderry
BaronyTirkeeran
Civil parishClondermot
SettlementsArdmore
Area
 • Total504.38 acres (204.11 ha)

Ardmore (from Irish: An tArd Mór, meaning "the great height")[1][3] is a village and townland in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 210. It is within Derry and Strabane district. Ardmore has a number of sports teams including cricket, soccer and Gaelic football.

In the 19th century Ardmore had a bleach-green, the first established in this part of the country, where 25,000 pieces of linen were made yearly.

Sport[edit]

Railways[edit]

The Londonderry and Coleraine Railway opened the Ardmore railway station on 4 July 1883.[4]

It closed on 1 January 1933.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1] 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. ^ Placenames NI Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Ardmore station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 29 April 2012.