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Crossgar, County Down

The Square, Crossgar, DOWNPATRICK, County Down, BT30 9EE
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Crossgar (An Chrois Ghearr meaning "the short cross")  is a village about 15 miles south of Belfast – between Saintfield and Downpatrick. Crossgar is the home of Shortcross Gin in Rademon Distillery.  There is a holy well known as St. Mary’s Well (Tobar Mhuire) which suggests that the cross is likely to refer to an ecclesiastical cross, however there are no remains to be found in the area. The adjective gearr (short) may suggest that the cross was damaged or defective.

Tobar Mhuire is a retreat centre set in 55 acres of woodland.  Visitors can now enjoy a walk through this beautiful heritage trail, stopping off at the holy well.  

The James Martin Memorial Stone is located in the Square in Crossgar. James Martin was the inventor of the ejector seat for aircraft. He was also co-founder of the Martin-Baker Aircraft Company. A 3-foot-high (0.91 m) stone has been erected in his memory.



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