Ballynahatty, County Down

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Ballynahatty (from Irish Baile na hÁite Tí, meaning "townland of the house site")[1] is small village and townland in County Down, Northern Ireland. It lies on the southern edge of Belfast. It contains the Giants Ring, a henge monument, consisting of a circular enclosure, 200m in diameter, surrounded with a 4m high earthwork bank with five entrances, and a small neolithic passage grave slightly off-centre. Giant's Ring is a State Care Historic Monument at grid ref: J3272 6770.[2]

Ballynahatty is also a townland, in the parish of Drumragh, County Tyrone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Celebrating Ulster's Townlands - Place Names in County Down". Ulster Place Names. Retrieved 2007-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Ballynahatty" (PDF). Environment and Heritage Service NI - State Care Historic Monuments. Retrieved 2007-12-03. 

Coordinates: 54°32′32″N 5°57′24″W / 54.54222°N 5.95667°W / 54.54222; -5.95667