Places


Ballincurry - Townland of the Hollow

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According to historical records when St. Bronagh arrived here to look for a site for her proposed church and monastery, she visited a well in the townland, but finding the place unsuitable moved on to another near Killowen Point, which is still called “Broney’s Well”. (more…)

A History of Kilfeaghan

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Kilfeaghan is a townloand of 298 acres in the Parish of Kilbroney. It is situated 4 miles west of the village of┬áRostrevor and six miles east of the fishing port of Kilkeel, along the County Down coastline in a picturesque valley in the shadow of the beautiful Killowen Mountains and the famed Mourne Mountains. (more…)

The Demise of our Townlands

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About 30 years ago the Post Office managed to dismantle our rural forms of address by eliminating our old townlands. Houses were numbered and Killowen became Killowen Road and Killowen Old Road. Ballyedmond, Ballincurry, etc. were no more. (more…)

Poem About Kilfeaghan

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There is a peaceful little valley
That lies between Formal and Knockshee
Where the wheel-cars ring, and the blackbirds sing,
In the peaceful little valley between Formal and Knockshee.

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