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Derrywarragh Island

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Derrywarragh
The New Bridge at Maghery - geograph.org.uk - 563272.jpg
Looking towards Derrywarragh Island on the bridge connecting the island and Maghery
Geography
LocationLough Neagh, County Armagh
Coordinates54°30′58″N 6°34′16″W / 54.516°N 6.571°W / 54.516; -6.571
Area0.6 km2 (0.23 sq mi)
Length1 km (0.6 mi)
Width0.6 km (0.37 mi)
Highest elevation12 m (39 ft)
Highest pointO'Connor's Stronghold
Administration
United Kingdom

Derrywarragh Island is a boulder clay island on Lough Neagh, Northern Ireland. It is linked by a bridge to Maghery, County Armagh. The island is approximately 13 kilometres (8 mi) northwest of Portadown. Most of the island is wet grassland. There are also areas of wet woodland, marshes and swamps. The island is also regularly the home of wintering and breeding birds.[1]

History

On entering the River Blackwater barges used to sail down the river for about three miles to Lough Neagh at Maghery, where they navigated the mouth of the River by Derrywarragh Peninsula, causing endless delays through silting, flooding and blockages. In 1802 work started under the direction of Daniel Monks to excavate a short channel from the eastern bank of the Blackwater straight to the lough shore through the lower section of Derrywarragh Peninsula thus turning it into what is now Derrywarragh Island. This cut, "the Maghery Cut", finished in 1803, allowed vessels to avoid the sand bars at the river’s mouth. A pontoon bridge was erected and was later replaced by a fixed bridge to allow access onto Derrywarragh Island by the main resident of the island who owns a livestock haulage business and was noticing weakness as the lorry passed over the bridge.[2]

Places of interest

The O'Connors Stronghold can be found on the north-east end of the island. It is a 17th-century fortified house. The existing remains measure about 18 ft by 14 ft and include a standing 32 feet (9.8 m) brick chimney stack. According to Craigavon Museum Services, it was probably a "watchtower to protect the mouth of the River Blackwater".[3][4]

Sport

The island is also the home of Maghery Sean MacDermott's GAA club.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Floodplain Grazing Marsh Plan". Craigavon Borough Council. Retrieved 2008-05-17. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)[dead link]
  2. ^ "River Blackwater - History". CanoeNI. Retrieved 2008-06-27.
  3. ^ "Craigavon Museum - Research - Local History - Maghery And Coney Island". Craigavon Borough Council. Archived from the original on December 5, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-17. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Derrywarragh Island Tower". The Castles of Ireland. Retrieved 2008-06-27.
  5. ^ "Maghery Sean McDermotts". Maghery.com. Retrieved 2008-06-27.
This page was last edited on 18 September 2019, at 08:48
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