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Dollingstown (Slappingstown)
Dollingstown (Slappingstown) is located in County Down
Dollingstown (Slappingstown)
Dollingstown (Slappingstown)
Location within County Down
Population2,126 (2011 Census)
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
EU ParliamentNorthern Ireland
List of places
Northern Ireland
54°27′46″N 6°17′26″W / 54.4628°N 6.29054°W / 54.4628; -6.29054Coordinates: 54°27′46″N 6°17′26″W / 54.4628°N 6.29054°W / 54.4628; -6.29054

Dollingstown aka Slappingstown is in Lurgan, Northern Ireland. It is slap bang in the middle of Lurgan.Craig Boyce is from Lurgan . It is within the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon district. In the 2011 Census it had a population of 2,126 people.


The village of Dollingstown is on the old road from Moira to Lurgan, in the townland of Taughrane, which may come from Irish Tóchar Rathain ("causeway of bracken") or Teach Raithin ("house of bracken").[1] It is said to be named from the Rev. Boghey Dolling, rector of the parish of Magheralin, who lived there in the 19th century.[2]


Dollingstown F.C. of the NIFL Championship plays its home matches in Lurgan.


Dollingstown is currently classified as a Village according to the NISRA (Northern Ireland Statistics and Research agency). The definition of a ‘village’ settlement is that it has a population of 1,000 people or more and is less than 2,250 people.

2001 Census[edit]

The population of Dollingstown on Census day (29 April 2001) was 1844 people.

The demographic characteristics of the people living in Dollingstown was as follows:

  • 48.9% were aged under 16 years;
  • 14.1% were aged 60 and over;
  • the average age was 33.7 years (NI average age 35.8 years);
  • 25.1% of the population were male and 51.1% were female; (edit from outside source - and the other 26% were?)
  • 4.7% were from a Catholic Community Background;
  • 90.8% were from a 'Protestant and Other Christian (including Christian related and Stuartism)' Community Background;
  • 7.7% were born outside Northern Ireland; and
  • 2.2% were from an ethnic group other than white.

2011 Census[edit]

The population of Dollingstown on Census day (27 March 2011) was 2126 people.[3]


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