Tullynacross

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Tullynacross
Irish: Tulaigh na Croise
Tullynacross is located in Northern Ireland
Tullynacross
 Tullynacross shown within Northern Ireland
Population 159 (2001 Census)
District Lisburn City Council
County County Antrim
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BT27
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Lagan Valley
NI Assembly Lagan Valley
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Antrim

Coordinates: 54°31′20″N 6°00′50″W / 54.522145°N 6.013952°W / 54.522145; -6.013952

Tullynacross (from Irish: Tulaigh na Croise, meaning "hillock of the cross")[1] is a small village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, near Lambeg. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 159 people. It lies within the civil parish of Lambeg, the barony of Castlereagh Upper, and is situated within the Lagan Valley Regional Park and Lisburn City Council.

Economy[edit]

A major Coca-Cola owned bottling plant is sited in Tullynacross. Ulster’s very own water brand, Deep RiverRock, is bottled there.[2] The plant is adjacent to a lock on the Lagan Canal (also known as the Lagan Navigation), and dominates the edge of the towpath where it meets Tullynacross Road. The site was formerly occupied by Lambeg Bleach Works and both chose the location because of the deep underground aquifer supplying large amounts of clean fresh water. A bleach green was first established here between the river and canal in 1626.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ PlaceNamesNI - Tullynacross
  2. ^ "Coca-Cola Products and Marketing". Coca-Cola HBC. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  3. ^ "Lagan Canal". Lagan Valley Regional Park. Archived from the original on 2007-08-25. Retrieved 2007-12-11.