Artikelly

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Artikelly (from Irish: Ard Tí Cheallaigh, meaning "height of Ceallaigh's house")[1] is a small village and townland in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 360 people. It is 1km north east of Limavady and adjoins the major industrial area at Aghanloo. It is situated within Causeway Coast and Glens district.

Features[edit]

The proximity of the village to the recently completed Limavady by-pass has improved accessibility not only to Limavady town, but also to Derry and Coleraine. Artikelly was the largest hamlet in the former Limavady Borough Council area, but it has a limited range of retail and recreational facilities. It consists of a number of housing clusters along Dowland Road and is dominated by the Lilac Avenue public authority housing estate.[2]

History[edit]

In the Plantation of Ulster the Haberdashers' Company were granted an estate of 36.1 square miles (93 km2). They made their ‘capital’ at Ballycastle or Ballycaslan, near Aghanloo, and a second settlement at Artikelly.

People[edit]

William Porter (1805-1880) was born in Artikelly. He was called to the Bar in 1831, and in 1839 was appointed Attorney General at the Cape. He was offered a knighthood and Premiership of the Cape, both of which he declined. He endowed a university there and was its first chancellor. In 1873 he returned to Ireland. He died in Belfast.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames NI Archived March 31, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Artikelly Settlement Designation". Planning Service - Draft Northern Area Plan 2016. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 
  3. ^ "William Porter". Dictionary of Ulster Biography. Archived from the original on 5 July 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 

Coordinates: 55°04′N 6°56′W / 55.067°N 6.933°W / 55.067; -6.933