Ballygeegan

Ballygeegan is a townland southwest of Killinchy in County Down.  The A22 road connecting Comber and Downpatrick runs through Ballygeegan, but it’s easy to get away from the main road into some peaceful countryside.

Ballygeegan landscape 2You can even get a view of the Mourne Mountains to the south.

Ballygeegan landscapeThere were more cattle than people on the day I took these photos.

Ballygeegan cowsBack on the main road, you can see another spelling of the townland name at this wooden church hall.

Ballygigan Gospel HallAccording to the PLACENAMESNI website, the name Ballygeegan probably comes from the Irish Baile Díogáin meaning “townland of the little ditch”.

Ballymorran Road sign in BallygeeganThe Ballymorran Road winds through several townlands – I’ve already photographed it in  Ballymorran and Ballymacarron townlands.


 

MORE INFORMATION

Which other townlands border Ballygeegan?   To the north, Killinchy and Carrigullian.    To the east, Tullycore, Ballybredagh and Tullymore.  To the south, Clay, Ballymacarron, and a sliver of Toy and Kirkland.  To the west, Ballymacreelly and Ballygoskin.

Which civil parish is Ballygeegan in?  Killinchy

Which council area is Ballygeegan in?   Newry Mourne and Down District Council

Which county is Ballygeegan in?  County Down

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

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