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Blackskull is located in County Down
 Blackskull shown within County Down
Population 438 2014
Irish grid reference J142519
   – Belfast  22 miles 
District Craigavon Borough
County County Down
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town DROMORE
Postcode district BT25
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Upper Bann
NI Assembly Upper Bann
List of places
Northern Ireland

Coordinates: 54°24′10″N 6°14′26″W / 54.402865°N 6.240470°W / 54.402865; -6.240470

Blackskull is a small village in County Down, Northern Ireland. It lies near Donaghcloney and Dromore. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 168 people. It is within the Craigavon Borough Council area. The name Blackskull is famous in the band scene as The Black Skull Corps of Fife and Drums in Scotland, Glasgow took their name from the village in County down.

Blackskull is within the townland of Ballygunaghan, which was historically spelt as Ballygonaghan and Ballygonigan. These names are derived from Irish Baile Ó gConacháin, meaning "Ó Conacháin's settlement" or from Irish Baile Uí Dhuinneagáin, meaning "Ó Duinneagáin's settlement".[1][2]


  1. ^ Placenames NI
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland

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