I first came across the townland of Roddans when I was driving along the A2 coast road on the Ards Peninsula between the seaside villages of Ballyhalbert and Ballywalter.
On one side of the coast road lies the Irish Sea; the other side is farmland, bounded by hedges and stone walls.
What does the name mean? According to the PLACENAMESNI website, the origin may be an Irish word rod meaning “a variety of seaweed thrown up on the sand”.
Only one of my pictures featured seaweed. It also offers distant views of (1) the village of Ballyhalbert, (2) fog coming in from the Irish Sea on a day which had blue sky across the peninsula, and (3) for those with exceptionally good eyesight, seals basking on a rock.
Which county is Roddans in? County Down
Which civil parish is Roddans in? Inishargy (reassigned from St. Andrews alias Ballyhalbert)
Which townlands border Roddans? To the north, Ballyobegan.
To the west, inland, Balliggan.
To the south, Ballyhemlin.