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Where has Derrymacash gone? Co Armagh village goes missing

Incorrect signage is to be removed

Photo: Save Craigavon City Park & Lakes/Facebook

The straight answer…it hasn’t gone anywhere!

However, locals have been left bemused after a council faux pas effectively wiped the small county Armagh village off the map.

A sign erected by Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council branded the area Aghagallon – a village seven mile away in county Antrim.

Councillor Declan McAlinden highlighted the mistake on his Facebook page: “Hi folks, new signage is being put up in all rural villages, unfortunately the contractors installing these need to know we are 7 mile from Aghagallon ????????????it’s been reported and the new Aghacommon sign will be installed tomorrow . Thks D.”

Aghacommon is a small village and townland which lies between Derrymacash, Lurgan and Craigavon.

A post on Save Craigavon City Park and Lakes said: “For anyone travelling to Aghagallon today, it has now moved to Derrymacash. Lovely new ABC Council signs put up today. Maybe if we move the signs for City Park, SRC (Southern Regional College) will build somewhere else?”

For anyone travelling to Aghagallon today, it has now moved to Derrymacash. Lovely new ABC Council signs put up today. Maybe if we move the signs for City Park, SRC will build somewhere else?

A spokesperson for the Council said this afternoon: “The external contractors employed to erect signage in rural areas are as now removing incorrect signage.”

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