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Christ Church (COI), Derriaghy, in 2005
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Derriaghy, (//; also known as Derryaghy), (from Irish: Doire Achaidh, meaning "oak-wood of the field"), is a townland (of 538 acres) and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, 5.5 miles (9 km) south-west of Belfast city centre. The townland is situated in the historic barony of Belfast Upper and the civil parish covers areas of both Belfast Upper and the barony of Massereene Upper.
The listed Christ Church Church of Ireland church in Derriaghy occupies the site of an early church. The earliest documentary reference to a church in Derriaghy is in a letter from Pope Innocent III in 1204. The Taxation of Down, Connor and Dromore of 1306-07 also mentions a church in Derriaghy. The records of an Inquisition in Antrim 1n 1605, indicate that the parish church of Dirreraghie was in some disrepair.
The civil parish contains the following townlands:
- Ballymacward Lower
- Ballymacward Upper
- Clogher (Derriaghy)
- Magheralave (Belfast Upper)
- Magheralave (Massereene Upper)
- Slievenacloy (Belfast Upper)
- Slievenacloy (Massereene Upper)
- White Mountain
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- "Derryaghy". Place Names NI. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
- "Derryaghy". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
- "Christ Church Derriaghy. A Short History of the Parish". LIsburn.com. Retrieved 21 April 2015.
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