Places – Ireland

Name: The old form of the name Antrim was Aentruibh, or Aentrebh, which probably means either one tribe or one habitation but this is not quite certain.

Size: Length of County Antrim, from The New Bridge over the Lagan, near Lisburn, to the Giant’s Causeway, 54-1/2 miles: breadth, from Island Magee to Toome on the Bann, 30 miles: area, 1191 square miles.

Surface: An almost uninterrupted succession of hills and uplands, a kind of irregular plateau, long and narrow, extends along the coast from Belfast Lough to Fair Head, with a narrow belt of well cultivated land between it and the sea.

1901 Map of County Antrim

Name: The name “Armagh” belongs to pagen times, and existed long before the time of St. Patrick. The oldest form is Ard-Macha, which means Macha’s height; this Macha being a semi-mythical heroine, the founder of the palace of Emania, 300 years B.C. The political significance of the area is doubtless one of the reasons why St Patrick made it the centre of his mission to convert the Irish in the fifth century. Armagh is still the ecclesiastical capital of both the Roman Catholic church and the Church of Ireland. The strong nationalistic traditions of South Armagh have become well known more recently.

Size: Length of County Armagh is 33 miles, north to south, and 21 miles, east to west, with a total area of 512-1/2 square miles.

Surface: The northern part – comprising the two baronies of Omeiland is flat, with much bog. The greater part of the rest of the county consists of gentle hills, for the most cultivated, or in pasture, with fertile valleys between.

County Armagh

1901 Map of Armagh
The Boys of County Armagh (song)

Creggan Parish

Map of Creggan Parish
Creggan Townlands
Creggan Parrish
Creggan Parrish Marriage Records
Creggan Parrish Baptism Records
Moybane Church


Crossmaglen Rangers
Crossmaglen Clock
Crossmaglen Conspiracy
Crossmaglen Streets
Crossmaglen Electricity


The 2005 Ireland Tour
The 2007 Ireland Tour

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