Ideas requested as campaign to rename Craigavon roundabouts launched

A campaign has been launched to rename the many roundabouts in Craigavon from Roundabout 1, 2, 3, A, B, C etc.

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 3:40 pm

A cyclist group, which has done a few turns round them, has suggested that they all are renamed.

“Roundabouts need some lovin’ too,” says one Twitter account CYCUL.

It follows a campaign to name the new bridge over the Lagan River in Belfast.

Roundabout 4 at Rushmere Craigavon. Photo courtesy of Google.

There are eight larger roundabouts numerically named and a number of smaller roundabouts which are alphabetically named.

Suggestions are rolling in regarding how they should be renamed.

One Twitter user quipped: “We could go for Holst’s planets orbiting the sun (Rushmere).

“1. Jupiter (bringer of jollity); 2. Neptune (the mystic); 3. Saturn (bringer of old age); 4. Mars (the bringer of war);”

Roundabout 8 at the entrance to Craigavon Hospital. Photo courtesy of Google.

Another Twitter user observed: “Councils are normally responsible for road names. Not sure about roundabouts.

“This sounds like civil servants aware that any name choice in Craigavon will precipitate a sectarian row and would rather not go there.”

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Roundabout D at Brownlow, Craigavon. Photo courtesy of Google.

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Roundabout 1 on the outskirts of Lurgan. Photo courtesy of Google.

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