The Civil Parishes of County Armagh

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Civil Parishes of County Armagh

There are 28 civil parishes in county Armagh. The county is situated in the province of Ulster and is also in Northern Ireland. The county is situated on the southern shores of Lough Neagh, and covers approximately 830 square miles or 1,326 km². The county has a population of about 175, 000. County Armagh is known as the "Orchard County" because of its many apple orchards. The main urban areas of county Armagh are, Armagh city as well as the towns Portadown, Lurgan, Keady, Markethill, Tandragee and Crossmaglen.

The name "Armagh" derives from the Irish word Ard meaning "height" and Macha, together meaning "height" (or high place) of Macha. Macha constructed Navan Fort (or Emain Macha as it was originally known) situated to the south of Armagh city.Its history dates as far back as the 7th to 4th centuries BC and its final ruling dynasty fell during the fifth century AD.

 

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County Armagh Civil Parishes

Civil Parishes of County Armagh



Location of County Armagh

Location of county Armagh

Armagh Parish names and meanings

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Parish

Irish Name & Meaning

1

Armagh

Ard Mhacha - Macha's height

2

Ballymore

an Baile Mór - the large settlement

3

Ballymyre

Baile an Mhaoir - Myre's settlement

4

Clonfeacle

Cluana Fiachna - Meadowbrook of Fiachna

5

Creggan

an Creagán - the rocky place

6

Derrynoose

Doire Núis - oak wood of the beestings or new milk

7

Drumcree

Droim Crí boundary ridge

8

Eglish

an Eaglais - the church

9

Forkill

Foirceal - trough or hollow

10

Grange

 

11

Keady

an Céide - the flat-topped hill

12

Kilclooney

Cill Chluaine - church of the meadow

13

Kildarton

Cill Darton - Darton's Church

14

Killevy

Cill Shléibhe - church of the hill

15

Killyman

Cill na mBan - church of the women

16

Kilmore

an Chill Mhór - the big church

17

Lisnadill

Lios na Daille - ringfort of the blindness

18

Loughgall

Loch gCál - cabbage lake

19

Loughgilly

Loch Gile - lake of brightness

20

Magheralin

Machaire Lainne - plain of the pool

21

Montiaghs

Na Móinteacha - The bogs

22

Mullabrack

an Mullach Breac - the speckled hilltop

23

Newry

an tIúr - the yew

24

Newtonhamilton

 

25

Seagoe

Suidhe Gabha - sitting place of the smith

26

Shankill

Seanchill or Seanchoill - old church or old wood

27

Tartaraghan

Teach Tíreacháin - Tíreachán's house

28

Tynan

Tuíneán - watercourse