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St Patricks Church, Drumbeg
Population 727 (2001 Census)
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BT17
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
List of places
Northern Ireland

Drumbeg (from Irish An Droim Beag, meaning 'the little ridge')[1] is a small village, townland (of 376 acres) and civil parish[2] on the south bank of the River Lagan in County Down, Northern Ireland. The village is covered by the Lisburn City Council area and forms part of the suburban fringe of Belfast.

Places of interest[edit]

Of interest is the attractive Church of Ireland church (St. Patrick's) with its handsome lych-gate. The grave-yard attached to the church contains several interesting memorials.

2001 Census[edit]

Drumbeg is classified as a small village or hamlet by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (i.e. with population between 500 and 1,000). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 727 people living in Drumbeg. Of these:

  • 18.4% were aged under 16 years and 23.8% were aged 60 and over
  • 45.3% of the population were male and 54.8% were female
  • 12.7% were from a Catholic background and 83.2% were from a Protestant background
  • 0.9% of people aged 16-74 were unemployed

For more details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service

Civil parish of Drumbeg[edit]

The civil parish covers areas in the historic baronies of Castlereagh Upper in County Down and Belfast Upper in County Antrim. It also contains the urban area of Dunmurry.[2]


The civil parish contains the following townlands:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Placenames NI Archived June 5, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c "Drumbeg". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 

Coordinates: 54°32′3″N 5°59′7″W / 54.53417°N 5.98528°W / 54.53417; -5.98528