Creevy Rocks

Published in Issue 4 (Winter 1998), Letters, Letters, Volume 6

Sir,—With reference to the article on 1798 in the North in the Summer 1998 issue, it was mentioned that the Ards men joined the insurgents from Saintfield and Ballynahinch at Creevy Rocks. A search of the Ordnance Survey map and enquiries from persons within the Saintfield, Crossgar, Ballynahinch triangle have failed to locate the whereabouts of these rocks. My enquiry emanates from my childhood in County Down when I lived for some time in the townland of Creevycarnonan on the outskirts of Crossgar. Between the rear of my house and the old Belfast County Down Railway was a ridge of rock, although I am led to believe that it was never locally known as Creevy Rocks. I should be grateful for any assistance in pinpointing Creevy Rocks, and for any notes on the origin of the word Creevy.—Yours etc.,
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