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St. Luke's Church of Ireland, Ballymoyer - - 1442935.jpg
St Luke's Church, Ballymoyer
Ballymoyer is located in Northern Ireland
Location within Northern Ireland
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBT60
Dialling code028
List of places
Northern Ireland
54°12′58″N 6°31′48″W / 54.216°N 6.530°W / 54.216; -6.530Coordinates: 54°12′58″N 6°31′48″W / 54.216°N 6.530°W / 54.216; -6.530

Ballymoyer or Ballymyre (from Irish: Baile an Mhaoir, meaning "settlement of the steward")[1] is a civil parish in the historic barony of Fews Upper, County Armagh, Northern Ireland,[2] 3 miles north-east of Newtownhamilton.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Ballymoyer House and estate, once the seat of Sir Walter Synnot (1742-1821), is a National Trust property open to the public.
  • Ballymoyer Woodland, an area of mixed woodland open to the public.[3]
  • The walls of the original church of St Luke's were erected in the reign of Charles I but remained unroofed, due to the murder of the appointed clergyman, until 1775, when Archbishop Robinson commissioned it to be finished. The present church was then built in 1822 with the help of a donation of £900 from the late Board of First Fruits. The nearby glebe-house was built in 1825 with a loan from the Board.


The local primary school is St Malachys and it is situated beside St Malachys chapel.

Civil parish of Ballymyre[edit]

The civil parish contains the village of Whitecross.[2]


The civil parish contains the following townlands:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Ballymoyer". Place Names NI. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Ballymyre". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Ballymoyer Woodland". Walk NI. Retrieved 7 May 2015.