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Ballyhenry (Major and Minor)

There are Ballyhenrys in half a dozen Irish counties. Today’s post looks at two of them near Comber, County Down:  Ballyhenry Major and Ballyhenry Minor. 129 more words

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There are nine townlands in Ulster called Gransha.  So far, I’ve only visited one in the parish of Comber, County Down.

The Gransha River flows through the townland before it reaches the Enler River (which in turn joins the Comber River and flows out into Strangford Lough). 138 more words

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Today’s townland is Ballyrainey.  If you’ve read recent posts on this blog, you may remember that I set off from Comber to walk along the… 187 more words

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Today’s townland of Ballystockart welcomed me with a big sign and some Ulster-Scots words.

Ards Council joins up with North Down Council next month after local government reforms, so I don’t know how long this sign, and its link to a town in Arizona, will last. 190 more words

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Today’s townland is Ballyloughan in County Down.

The townland is bisected by two main routes.  Cars and buses use the A22 road to drive between Dundonald and Comber.  170 more words

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The Balloo Boys

And then there’s also this from the session they played at Balloo House . . .


Canadian Corner: New York Central Steam and Electric Locomotives

Featured subjects on February’s Canadian Corner post are New York Central Railway steam and Detroit River Tunnel electric locomotives in southwestern Ontario.