The High Bridge over the Lagan Canal at Ballyskeagh, April 1979.
|Population||186 (2001 Census)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
Ballyskeagh (from Irish: Baile Sceach, meaning "townland of thorn bushes") is a small village and townland situated between Lambeg and Drumbeg in County Down, Northern Ireland. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 186 people. It lies within the Lagan Valley Regional Park and the Lisburn City Council area.
Places of interest
- Ballyskeagh Bridge, a sandstone arched bridge situated over the Lagan Canal, was built between 1760 and 1779 by Thomas Omer, engineer in charge of the canal. It is a listed building.
- McIlroy Park, connecting the Lagan towpath to Ballyskeagh and Dunmurry, was named after local footballer Jimmy McIlroy.
- The Lock Keeper’s House, also built between 1760 and 1779, is a privately owned listed building.
- To the west of the Lock Keeper’s House, an enclosure, probably a rath, is situated.
- Placenames NI Archived 26 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine
- "Bridges". laganvalley.co.uk. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- "HB19/09/007". Buildings Database. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- "McIlroy Park". outdoorni.com. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- "Football legend McIlroy 'honoured and embarrassed' by New Year MBE". Ulster Star. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- "HB19/09/003". Buildings Database. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- "SMR Number DOW 008:001". Northern IReland Sites and Monuments Record. Retrieved 19 July 2018.
- NI Neighbourhood Information System
- Draft Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015
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