Middletown, County Armagh
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|Scots: Middletoun or Mïddletoon|
|Irish: Coillidh Chanannáin|
Middletown shown within Northern Ireland
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|Dialling code||028, +44 28|
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|UK Parliament||Newry & Armagh|
|NI Assembly||Newry & Armagh|
Middletown is a small village and townland in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It lies two miles from Tynan and close to the border with County Monaghan. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 240 people. It is situated in the Armagh City and District Council area.
Middletown was built in the townland of Middletown, which was known throughout the 17th century under variants of Killecannagan (from Irish Coillidh Chanannáin, meaning "Canannán's wood"), It is known for its picturesque countryside and its rolling green hills. The hills are made up of numerous drumlins which make up the countryside. At the bottom of the valleys that many of these drumlins form, glens can be found with many tributaries to the River Blackwater flowing through them. The River Cor flows through Middletown countryside and right by the village. It is the most prominent river in Middletown, with once a canal system operating on it namely the Ulster Canal.
Children from Middletown originally went to three different primary schools: St John's Boys School, St Louis Convent School for girls, and Glasdrummond Primary School (boys and girls). Due to low numbers in the mid-1990s, a new school was built on the site of St John's Boys School and was opened in June 1999, amalgamating all three primary schools.
Middletown was the birthplace of Irish-American boxer Joe Coburn who claimed the World Heavyweight Championship in 1862.
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