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Dunadry
Location within Northern Ireland
Population430 (2011 Census)
  Belfast 11 mi (18 km)
District
County
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ANTRIM
Postcode district BT41
Dialling code 028
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54°40′59″N06°07′6″W / 54.68306°N 6.11833°W / 54.68306; -6.11833

Dunadry (from Irish : Dún Eadradh, meaning "middle fort") [1] is a small village and townland (of 657 acres) 3 miles (5 km) from Antrim in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the civil parish of Grange of Nilteen and the historic barony of Antrim Upper. [2] It is within the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council area. It had a population of 430 people (190 households) in the 2011 Census. [3] (2001 Census: 237 people).

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History

Around 1251 the name of Dunadry townland was recorded as Dunedergel. The Irish Dún Eadradh may reinterpret an earlier name, Dún Eadarghabhal (fort between forks), referring to a fort which formerly stood in the junction between the Six Mile Water River and the Rathmore Burn. The 1838 Ordnance Survey Memoir records Dunadry as taking its name from a fort which stood about 100 yards to the north of the village. [1]

The site of an ancient church and graveyard, formerly the parish church of the Grange of Nilteen, lies in the townland. In the Papal Taxation c.1306 the church is recorded as Ecclesia de Drumnedergal. The Ordnance Survey Memoir of 1838 records, however, that the foundations of the church were wholly removed and the burial ground cultivated. [1]

Transport

Dunadry railway station was opened on 11 April 1848 but closed on 20 September 1954. [4]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "Dunadry". Place Names NI. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  2. "Dunadry". Ire Atlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  3. "Dunadry". Census 2011 Results. NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  4. "Dunadry station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 5 September 2007.