Today’s townland is Orlock, on the coast of County Down.
I sat on the rocks beside the North Down Coastal Path, watching cormorants, gulls, curlews and a seal.
The website of the Northern Ireland Place Names Project suggests that the name Orlock comes from the Irish word urloch meaning ‘before /on the edge of the lough’.
Which county is Orlock in? County Down
Which civil parish is Orlock in? Bangor
Which townlands border Orlock To the west, Balloo Lower and Ballyminetragh. To the south, Portavoe.