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[4qd-bannvalley] Bann Valley

Hi Diane,

Happy New Year to you and yours!

When I was a kiddie and used to travel between Kilrea, Garvagh and Maghera
to visit relatives, it seemed to me that they were a million miles apart.  I
can remember one time not making it as far as Kilrea because of heavy fog.
Nowadays, it is just a hop and a skip between any of them.

According to my Collins map:
Garvagh to Kilrea is a tad short of six miles,
Garvagh to Maghera is ten miles,
Garvagh to Castledawson is seventeen miles.

All these distances are by the main roads and are in UK statute miles which,
as far as I know, are just the same length as American miles = 1760 yards.
(I would be interested to know if they ARE different.)



----- Original Message -----
From: "Diane Bland" <cndbland@xxxxxxx>
To: <4qd-bannvalley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 02, 2006 6:19 AM
Subject: [4qd-bannvalley] Bann Valley

> Can anyone out there tell me in miles how far it might be from Garvagh to
> Kilrea, Garvagh to Maghera and Garvagh to the Castledawson area.  My
> ancestors came from those areas and I have no idea how far about they
> be in American miles.  I would really appreciate someone letting me know.
> Thanks
> Diane
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 4qd-bannvalley-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:4qd-bannvalley-admin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Lunney
> Family
> Sent: Sunday, January 01, 2006 4:19 PM
> To: 4qd-bannvalley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [4qd-bannvalley] Craigall Craigala and Craiglea
> Hello Richard,
> Craigall is different from Craiglea, which is aka Craiglea Glebe;
> it's up nearer Macosquin, north of the td of Ballynacally Beg. I
> think Craigala is maybe the same as Craigall, but I wouldn't swear to
> it. Craigall is from an Irish word meaning "rock" so Craigall Rocks
> is really tautology.
> Linde