Ballybogy

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Ballybogy or Ballybogey (from Irish Baile Bogaigh / Baile an Bhogaigh, meaning "boggy townland")[1] is a small village and townland in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is located 6km north of Ballymoney and 6km east of Coleraine, lying within the borough of Ballymoney.[2] It is known as Boggie in Scots.[3] It had a population of 539 people (209 households) in the 2011 Census.[4]

Features[edit]

Ballybogy developed from a crossroads cluster at the junction of the Ballybogy, Benvardin and Ballindreen Roads. In the 1950s and 1960s this small nucleus was greatly enlarged with the provision of public sector housing, supplemented by new private housing development to the south and west of the village.[2] It has a few services mainly a petrol station, shop and a chip shop which prospers from traffic heading to Portrush and Portstewart, popular holiday destinations.

Education[edit]

The nearest primary school is at Kilmoyle, a short distance east of the village on Benvardin Road. The famous poet Jordan Christie attended this school, the brother of the famous horse racer David Christie. Also the well-known mathematician and linguist Andrew Brogan. The schools motto is I am too leef, encouraging pupils to work hard an attain the highest grade possible.

Transport[edit]

Ballybogy has good road links to Ballymoney and Coleraine, but limited public transport connections.There is a local bus company, Brogans Prestige travel owned and ran by Kenneth Brogan.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames NI
  2. ^ a b "Ballybogy Settlement Designation". Planning Service - Draft Northern Area Plan 2016. Retrieved 2008-07-15. 
  3. ^ The Online Scots Dictionary Retrieved 21 August 2012.
  4. ^ "Ballybogy". Census 2011 Results. NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 

Coordinates: 55°07′N 6°34′W / 55.117°N 6.567°W / 55.117; -6.567