I discovered earlier this month that the abbey in Greyabbey is in the townland of Rosemount. So what does that leave for the townland of Greyabbey? Actually, a whole village, with some pretty antique shops.
Here’s a more detailed map of the village. The original creek inlet from Strangford Lough has gone, with shops and houses built there.
Greyabbey also has a football pitch. In this interlinked world of townland names, the pitch is home to a team called Rosemount Rec. I wonder if they lose many balls to the waters of the lough at high tide?
If you want to learn more about the local history, just start walking through the village and you’re bound to find a sign for the Greyabbey Village Heritage Trail, from the “Tap o’ the Toon” to the pump at the “Heid o’ the Raa”.
As well as the signs, the Heritage Trail also offers an Audio Trail, which I installed on my phone. For readers who prefer history written in stone, here is a headstone from 1825 for the McLeod family of Greyabbey.
Which county is Greyabbey in? County Down
Which civil parish is Greyabbey in? Greyabbey
Which townlands border Greyabbey? To the north, Ballymurphy.
To the east, Ballynester.
To the southeast, Rosemount.
To the northwest, on the inland side of the A20 Road, Gordonall.
To the west, towards the lough, Kilnatierny and Ballyurnanellan.