Blackskull shown within County Down
|Irish grid reference|
|– Belfast||22 miles|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
|UK Parliament||Upper Bann|
|NI Assembly||Upper Bann|
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".