Killean, County Armagh

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Coordinates: 54°07′30″N 6°20′19″W / 54.1251°N 6.3385°W / 54.1251; -6.3385

Killeen
Irish: Cillín
Killeen is located in Northern Ireland
Killeen
 Killeen shown within Northern Ireland
Population 75 (2001 Census)
Irish grid reference J085265
    - Belfast 38 mi (61 km)  
    - Dublin 67 mi (108 km)  
District Newry and Mourne
County County Armagh
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWRY
Postcode district BT34, BT35
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Newry and Armagh
NI Assembly Newry and Armagh
List of places
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Killean or Killeen[nb 1] (from Irish: Cillín)[1] is a small village and townland in the civil parish of Killeavy, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It lies about four miles (6.5 km) south of Newry, near the border with the Republic of Ireland. In the 2001 Census, it had a population of 75 people. It lies within the Newry and Mourne District Council area. Máire Drumm, an early vice-president of Sinn Féin, was from the village.[2]

History[edit]

For more information, see The Troubles in Killeen, which includes a list of incidents in the area during "the Troubles" resulting in two or more fatalities.

Education[edit]

The sole school within the village is Killean Primary School.

Places of worship[edit]

The primary place of worship in the village is St. Michael's Chapel, a Roman Catholic church.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Killeen" is the official name of the townland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames NI
  2. ^ Monument in honour of Máire Drumm unveiled in South Armagh

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