Collegeland, County Armagh

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Coordinates: 54°25′30″N 6°39′22″W / 54.425°N 6.656°W / 54.425; -6.656 Collegeland is a semi-rural area in north County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Most of the settlement is within the townlands of Aghinlig and Keenaghan,[1] near the village of Charlemont and just across the River Blackwater, Ulster from Moy, County Tyrone. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 674 people. It is within the Armagh City and District Council area.

In the 19th century, the area was the property of famed Irish nationalist politician Charles Stewart Parnell, who deeded it to Trinity College, Dublin - hence the name "Collegeland."

Sport[edit]

The village is home to Collegeland O'Rahilly's Gaelic Athletic Club.They won the Armagh junior championship in 2007 by beating Clady in Armagh (final scores Collegeland 1:09 Clady 0:09).[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames NI
  2. ^ "Collegeland". www.collegelandorahillys.com. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 

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