Saturday, October 03, 2009

Barnamaghery Yin Yin

No, it's not the Ulster dialect of Chinese!. Barnamaghery is a small townland out near Darragh Cross and Kilmore in the middle of County Down. This is a photo of the Orange hall, and the lodge that meets there is Barnamaghery LOL 11 - or, as the locals say, Barnamaghery Yin Yin. It might be a surprise to find evidence of Scots speech in that part of Country Down - but Montgomery's estates in 1606 included the area around Kilmore, so maybe some of the folk there date back to that first major settlement.




Unknown said...

Born and raised in Barnamaghery myself. No.14 Barnamaghery Road