Tullynakill old church in 2008
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Tullynakill (from Irish: Tulaigh na Cille, meaning "knoll of the church") is a civil parish and townland (of 317 acres) in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the historic barony of Castlereagh Lower.
The name Tullynakill appears in the 1615 Terrier of church property and on the Raven maps of c.1625. An inquisition on the bishop’s land was taken at Tullomkill in 1617, and in 1659 Tollenekill was the parish and Tolinkill the townland.
Antiquarian William Reeves noted in the mid-19th century the ruins of a 17th-century church next to the one then in use in Tullynakill townland. There was a church on this site in the 9th century and the ruined old church is dated 1639. A new church was built in 1826,but is now closed.
In 1836 it had a population of 1,386 people.
The civil parish contains the following townlands:
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- "Tullynakill". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
- "Tullynakill Parish". Ros Davies County Down, NI Family History Research Site. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
- Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons (1836). House of Commons Papers. H.M. Stationery Office. p. 329. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
- "Parish of Tullynakill". Public Records Office of Northern Ireland. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
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