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Ardkeen Civil Parish, County Down

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This information page for the Civil Parish contains a list of all the townlands in the parish and links to the category for the townland (if it has been created). There also may be notes about the individual townlands.
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Ardkeen Civil Parish

Irish or Alternate Name: Ard Caoin.
Logainm Link: Ardkeen Parish on Logainm.ie
PlacenamesNI Link: Ardkeen Parish on PlacenamesNI.org
Barony: Ards Upper
Province: Ulster


Ardkeen (from Irish Ard Caoin 'Fair/Pleasant Height') is a civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the historic barony of Ards Upper. The name also applies to a townland of 461 acres in the parish. Several of the 'townlands' in the parish, more than half, are actually small islands that may or may not have been inhabited at one time. See the details of these below.

Population Centres of Ardkeen Civil Parish

Note: Population centres for this Parish, where known, are shown here. For a full list see Towns of County Down


Irish or Alternate Name: Ard Caoin.
Map: Google Maps  OpenStreetMap


Irish or Alternate Name: Port an Pheire.
Map: Google Maps  OpenStreetMap

Six Road Ends

Irish or Alternate Name: .
4km SE of Bangor. The village takes its name from its situation at a triple road junction [Six Road Ends 1927].

Cemeteries in Ardkeen Civil Parish

Anglican (Church of Ireland)

Christ Church, Kirkistown.
St Mary, Kirkistown.

Roman Catholic

Mount St Josephs, Ballycran Beg.
St Patrick, Lisbane.

The Townlands of Ardkeen Civil Parish

The townlands in Ardkeen Parish (Ard Caoin) are those taken from Ardkeen Parish on Logainm.ie and validated against townlands on Townlands.ie, PlacenamesNI.org where appropriate, Griffiths valuations data and the 1901 and 1911 censuses. A link is provided in the notes for the 1901 and 1911 census. Please note that these may not always work if the townland was not available on the census in question. The census site may also substitute a similar name so be prepared for unexpected results!
If the townland has a category it will be linked in the table below. If there is no link and you need the category please contact David to get the category created or put in a request for the category to be created. Alternatively, if you feel condifent to do so, see Townland Category Information Boxes below for how to create them yourself.
Townland Irish/Alternate name WikiTree Category Link Notes
ArdkeenArd Caoin 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Ballycran BegBaile Crannaí Beag 1901 Census, 1911 Census
Ballycran MoreBaile Crannaí Mór 1901 Census, 1911 Census
BallygelaghBaile Gaelach 1901 Census, 1911 Census
BallywardBaile Bhaird 1901 Census, 1911 Census
CookstownBaile Chócaire 1901 Census, 1911 Census
DunevlyDún Eichmhílidh 1901 Census, 1911 Census
KirkistownBaile Chirc 1901 Census, 1911 Census
LisbaneAn Lios Bán 1901 Census, 1911 Census
RatallaghRáth tSaileach 1901 Census, 1911 Census


Excluded Townland Names

The entries below appear to all be small islands which are shown on Logainm and mostly not on PlacenamesNI. They are recorded here for reference and can be created as townlands if need be.
Bird IslandLogainmPlacenames NI
Calf IslandLogainmPlacenames NI
Craigaveagh RockLogainmPlacenames NI
Drummond IslandLogainmPlacenames NI
Great Minnis's IslandLogainmPlacenames NI
Green IslandLogainmPlacenames NI
Inishanier IslandLogainmPlacenames NI
Inisharoan IslandLogainmPlacenames NI
Little Minnis's IslandLogainmPlacenames NI
Long IslandLogainmPlacenames NI
Lythe RockLogainmPlacenames NI
Parton IslandLogainmPlacenames NI
Pherson's IslandLogainmPlacenames NI
Rainey IslandLogainmPlacenames NI
Roe IslandLogainmPlacenames NI
Round IslandLogainmPlacenames NI
Sketrick IslandLogainmPlacenames NI
Trasnagh IslandLogainmPlacenames NI


External Resources

  • A list of external resources for this parish may be placed here. More general souces for Down should be added to the main Down page.
Whilst care is taken to ensure links are not made to disreputable, phishing or other sites of doubtful integrity it is your responsibility to ensure that you are not going to such a site by clicking on one of the links which may have been added after this page was created.

Townland Category Information Boxes

For the full 'How to' on creating Irish location categories please read 'Creating Location Categories for Ireland'
The pre-formatted line for each townland and the fully formatted CIB header can be seen below this page when in edit mode. Please ensure you have read the 'How to' before doing anything. Briefly, the pre-formatted line in the hidden text is used to replace the line above. The CIB text is pasted into the category which is created by clicking on the red category link.

Version Notes

Parish format version 3.3. Team links in CIBs now implemented.


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