Christ Church Derriaghy (Church of Ireland)


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Another beautiful Church my family is affiliated with.  This stunning church is located on the outskirts of the City of Lisburn in County Antrim.  My Scott, Berry, Waring & Hendren families are connected with this beautiful Church.


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The name of the parish was stabilized in the eighteenth century as Derriaghy or Derryaghy with minor variations such as Dirriaghie.  Indicating an original Irish form “Doire Achaidh” meaning the oak-wood of the field.

A detailed History of the Church can be found here:

About CJ Murdoch

Looking For "Dead People"! My Journey Back In Time - Tracing my ancestors and researching the counties, cities and towns where they resided. Taking a “Glimpse” into their lives and stories and the times in which they lived; all in an effort to learn about their “Dash”! “I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of his friend. He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning – to the end. He noted that first came the date of her birth and spoke of the second with tears, but he said that what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.” I have always been interested in researching my family tree and “hanging out” in cemeteries. Like most of us... I didn't ask enough questions when elderly family were still living. Oh, what I would give for 24 hours and a camera with my ancestors… just to sit and listen! I'm researching many family lines, including: Murdoch, Wilson, Berry, Love, Scott, Beattie/Beatty, Hendren, Sweeney, Robinson and Elvin; just to name a few. My families are predominantly from counties Antrim, Donegal and Londonderry. However, it seems that many of them, both maternal and paternal lines, originally hailed from Co. Donegal. I was born and raised in Northern Ireland and now live in Ottawa, Canada, making frequent trips back home to visit with my family. Of course those visits also include treks to the many burial grounds of my ancestors. My most recent trip back home was during the summer of 2019! Looking forward to August of 2020 when I will return. If you are interested in help tracing your ancestors I’d love to hear from you!
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2 Responses to Christ Church Derriaghy (Church of Ireland)

  1. chmjr2 says:

    What great photographs.


  2. cjmurdoch says:

    Thank you; beautiful photos of a beautiful Church!


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