Annaghmore

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Annaghmore parish church

Annaghmore (pronounced /ænəˈmɔər/ an-ə-MOHR, from Irish: Eanach Mór, meaning "great marsh")[1] is a small village and townland near Loughgall in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 255 people. It is within the Armagh City and District Council area.

Places of interest[edit]

Ardress House, Annaghmore, was originally a modest farmhouse which was transformed in 1760 by Dublin architect George Ensor. It is run by the National Trust and contains examples of 18th century furniture and a display of paintings. It includes plasterwork in the drawing room made by Michael Stapleton in 1780. The farmyard and outbuildings show aspects of farming history with a display of farm implements. There is a garden with examples of early types of Irish rose. The ‘Ladies Mile’ is a woodland walk around the estate.[2]

The Troubles[edit]

Education[edit]

Former railway[edit]

Annaghmore railway station was opened by the Portadown, Dungannon and Omagh Junction Railway on 5 April 1858. It was closed by the Ulster Transport Authority on 15 February 1965.[3]

Sports[edit]

Annaghmore has a GAA club, Annaghmore Pearses GFC (Cumann Phiarsaigh Eanach Mór), founded in 1915.[4][5] The club currently plays in the county Junior football championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames NI
  2. ^ National Trust website on Ardress House
  3. ^ "Annaghmore station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-08. 
  4. ^ Annaghmore page on Armagh GAA website
  5. ^ List of Armagh GAA clubs

Coordinates: 54°27′N 6°36′W / 54.450°N 6.600°W / 54.450; -6.600