Today’s townland is Cregagh, in Belfast.
The townland name has been used widely, creating the odd situation where Cregagh Road and Cregagh housing estate are in Ballymaconaghy townland, not Cregagh. Instead, Cregagh townland is a bit further east, as shown in dark green on this map. It includes streets like Stirling, Rochester and Downshire, and part of Montgomery Road.
The southern part of the townland is the beginning of the Castlereagh Hills. There’s a lovely footpath here, in Cregagh Glen. The glen forms the boundary between Ballymaconaghy and Cregagh.
According to PLACENAMESNI the name Cregagh comes from the Irish An Chreagaigh meaning “the rocky place”. Which makes perfect sense when you walk here.
Which county is Cregagh in? County Down
Which civil parish is Cregagh in? Knockbreda