Killarn

Between Dundonald and Newtownards you find the townland of Killarn.

Killarn lies to the south of Craigantlet and east of Carrowreagh, and includes some of the fields in the middle of this photo taken from the Carrowreagh Road.

Scrabo 2 from Carrowreagh RoadTravelling from Dundonald, the first landmark in Killarn is the Old Mill.  After long service as a linen mill and corn mill, it is now a restaurant and gift shop.

Dundonald Old MillThe waterwheel still turns.

Dundonald Old Mill wheel KillarnOn the fields adjoining the Belfast Road, cattle reared in Killarn look pretty healthy.

Killarn Angus cattleThere’s plenty for humans to eat too, at McKee’s Farm Shop and Restaurant.

Mckees sign and cowMcKees vegNext time I may even try the golden beetroot.

As usual, the PLACENAMESNI website is the place to go for the origin of the townland name.  They consider that Killarn probably derives from the Irish Cill Earnáin meaning “Earnán’s church”.

Scrabo from McKees KillarnIf you are researching the history of your family in Killarn, I recommend Derek Beattie’s website “Newtownards: A Pictorial History” 


MORE INFORMATION

Click here for the Killarn page on Derek Beattie’s Pictorial History of Newtownards.

Click here for the website for McKees Country Store and Restaurant.

Which civil parish is Killarn in?  Newtownards.

Which townlands border Killarn?  Across the fields towards Dundonald is Carrowreagh. Heading uphill, you reach Craigogantlet. Cross the Holywood Road and you enter Ballyskeagh High and Ballybarnes.  Cross the Belfast Road and you find Greengraves and Ballyrogan.

Which council area is Killarn in?  Ards and North Down Borough Council

Which county is Killarn in?  County Down

And finally, click here to see a map of Killarn and to read about the townland’s name on my usual source – PLACENAMESNI.ORG.

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  1. The vegetarian in me is happy there are beets, cupcakes and coffee – what a combo! 🙂 The market produce looks far to healthy and good too. Yum! (can you tell its close to lunch time here in Mumbai??)

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    • The food in this area would suit everyone. Superb vegetables for the vegetarian; local beef for the carnivore. Particularly good strawberries this year too. I promise to take you there if you ever make it to Northern Ireland.

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      • Funny how when I just joined Uni and planned to get to 3 “I” countries before graduating – Ireland, Israel & India. Thinking it would be in that order. Managed to get to Israel that summer, then India and still haven’t been to Ireland in the 25+ years since!! Much overdue 🙂

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