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Save our Townlands

Thursday, 29 March 2018

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A BALLYBOGEY farmer has called for townland signs to be put up across Ballymoney's 300 townlands to guide ancestry tourists and enrich the lives of local people as well.
Mr Derek Torrens made his call at a recent meeting held in Ballymoney Town Hall to discuss this summer's forthcoming 1718 McGregor Migration commemoration events.
Commenting, Mr Torrens said: "During the 1718 commemoration meeting I couldn't resist putting out this proposal, it would help visitors from America and Canada, but is also part of a bigger picture to help everyone interested in chasing their ancestry, local historians and as much as anything keeping alive these names in the local community. People don't use them any more and they are disappearing." he said.
His call to have the townland name included in road name signs, has been endorsed by Ballymoney born Dublin Academic Dr Linde Lunney and local DUP councillor Ian Stevenson.

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