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County Armagh
Boyd's Cottage, Mullalelish Road, Derryhale - - 511183.jpg
Boyd's cottage, Derryhale, in 2007
Grid reference: H988495
Location: 54°23’6"N, 6°28’48"W
Population: 360  (2011)
Postcode: BT62
Dialling code: 028
Local Government

Derryhale is a small village and townland (of 834 acres) in County Armagh. It sits between Portadown, Richhill and Tandragee (in the Barony of Oneilland West).

The village had a population of 360 people (in 129 households) at the 2011 Census.[1] (2001 Census: 246 people)

The name of the place is form the Irish Doire Chaol, meaning 'Narrow oakwood'[2]

Some of the Derryhale hoard in the Ulster Museum


A Bronze Age hoard was found at Derryhale and included a star-shaped faience bead, knives with ridged tangs and pins.[3]

Outside links

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  1. "Derryhale". NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  2. Derryhale - Placenames NI
  3. Flanagan, L (1992). A Dictionary of Irish Archaeology. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. pp. 32, 135, 174.