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County Armagh
Wolf's Island Terrace - - 239795.jpg
Wolf's Island Terrace, Derrymacash
Grid reference: J035601
Location: 54°28’44"N, 6°24’11"W
Population: 629  (2001)
Post town: Craigavon
Postcode: BT66
Dialling code: 028, +44 28
Local Government
Council: Armagh, Banbridge
and Craigavon
Upper Bann

Derrymacash is a small village and townland in County Armagh, about four miles west of Lurgan, between the M1 motorway and Lough Neagh. It had a population of 629 at the 2001 census.

The name 'Derrymacash' is from the Irish 'Doire Mhic Cais', meaning 'Oakgrove of MacCash'.[1]

A Roman Catholic church and primary school (both called St Patrick's) are in neighbouring Aghacommon. Many people mistake the townlands of Derrymacash and Aghacommon. Derrymacash starts after one crosses the Closet River, just beyond the M1 bridge, heading towards Lough Neagh.

About the village

Near Derrymacash is the nature reserve Oxford Island, which is famed for its peaceful nature trails, bogland, bird hides and many species of wildlife.


In an overwhelmingly Roman Catholic village, the main sports in Derrymacash are Gaelic football and camogie, represented by the Wolfe Tone GAC and St Enda's teams, respectively, both playing their home games in Páirc na Ropairí.

See also

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Derrymacash)


  1. Derrymacash - Placenames NI