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Irish: Baile Uí Scuillín
County Londonderry, County Antrim
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Location: 55°8’17"N, 6°56’49"W
Post town: Magherafelt
Postcode: BT45
Dialling code: 028
Local Government

Ballyscullion is a small village and parish in County Londonderry. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 291 people. The parish additionally extends into County Antrim.[1] The name is from the Irish ‘’Baile Uí Scuillín’’, meaning “Ó Scullín's townland”.


Increase Mather served as a minister at St Tida's Church, Ballyscullion in the late 1650s until 1659. Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, known as "The Earl-Bishop", was Bishop of Cloyne from 1767-68, and as Bishop of Derry from 1768-1803. He built Downhill House and Ballyscullion House, residences which he adorned with rare works of art.

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  1. "Parishes of Northern Ireland". Public Record Office of NI. Retrieved 30 December 2012. 

Outside links

  • Profile, NI Neighbourhood Information System
  • Profile, DiCamillo Companion to British & Irish Country Houses
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