CROSSGAR, a village, in that part of the parish of KILMORE which is in the barony of UPPER CASTLEREAGH, county of DOWN, and province of ULSTER, 5 miles (N.) from Downpatrick, on the road to Belfast; containing 474 inhabitants and about 125 houses, mostly very small. It is noted only for its fairs, which are held on the second Wednesday in every month, and are well attended, particularly for the sale of horned cattle and pigs. It has a penny post to Downpatrick, and in the vicinity is Crossgar House, the residence of - Hamilton, Esq., also that of the late E. S. Ruthven, Esq., and the handsome house and demesne of Redemon. See KILMORE.
Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1840 by Samuel Lewis