Corbet

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Corbet
Boats on the Corbet Lough near Banbridge - geograph.org.uk - 1400592.jpg
Corbet Lough in 2009
Corbet is located in County Down
Corbet
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Corbet shown within County Down
Population 107 (2011 Census)
District
County
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BT32
Dialling code 028 40
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
DownCoordinates: 54°12′N 6°07′W / 54.20°N 6.12°W / 54.20; -6.12

Corbet (from Irish: An Carbad, meaning "the jaw/boulder")[1] is a small village and townland (of 618 acres) in County Down, Northern Ireland, 5km east of Banbridge. It is situated in the civil parish of Magherally and the historic barony of Iveagh Lower, Lower Half.[2] It lies within the Banbridge District. It had a population of 107 people (39 households) in the 2011 Census.[3] (2001 Census: 95 people)

Places of interest[edit]

  • Corbet Lough is a reservoir and important angling lake with the 70 acre trout fishery controlled by Banbridge Angling Club. Facilities at the Lough include a boating dock and jetty and numerous fishing stands.[4]
  • The River Bann also flows nearby.

The Great Northern Railway[edit]

Corbet railway station was on the extensive Great Northern Railway (Ireland) system.

The station was opened on 1 March 1880.[5]

The station closed on 2 May 1955. This action took place under the Ulster Transport Authority, cutting Newcastle, County Down from the rail network.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Corbet". Place Names NI. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Corbet". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Corbet". Census 2011 Results. NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Banbridge Angling Club - Corbet Lough". Discover Northern Ireland. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Corbet station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2012-05-06.