Mullaghbawn

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Mullaghbawn
Irish: an Mullach Bán
Mullaghbawn is located in Northern Ireland
Mullaghbawn
 Mullaghbawn shown within Northern Ireland
Population 402 (2001)
Irish grid reference H995191
District Newry & Mourne
County County Armagh
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWRY
Postcode district BT35
Dialling code 028, +44 28
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Newry & Armagh
NI Assembly Newry & Armagh
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Armagh

Coordinates: 54°06′40″N 6°28′41″W / 54.111°N 6.478°W / 54.111; -6.478

Mullaghbawn (/mʌləˈbɔːn/ mul-ə-BAWN or /mʌləˈbɑːn/ mul-ə-BAHN; from Irish: an Mullach Bán, meaning "the white hilltop"),[1][2] or Mullaghbane, is a small village and townland near Slieve Gullion in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 402.

Places of interest[edit]

  • Near Mullaghbawn there is a ruined church with the grave of Saint Moninne (a local saint) in its churchyard.
  • Ballykeel Dolmen is near Mullaghbawn at the western foot of Slieve Gullion. It is an outstanding example of a portal tomb. It is made up of two portal stones with a sill between and a lower backstone supporting a huge capstone.
  • Cashel Lake, a group of lakes on the outskirts of Mullaghbawn.
  • The South Armagh Memorial Garden in Mullaghbawn, created in 2010, commemorates 24 Provisional IRA volunteers who died during the Troubles.

Culture and sport[edit]

Mullaghbawn Folk Museum is a traditional two-roomed thatched farm house and outbuildings, restored by the Mullaghbawn Historical Group during the 1970s and filled with artefacts depicting the lifestyles of the people of the Ring of Gullion in the last century.

Tí Chulainn is a cultural heritage centre, with accommodation and function rooms, set at the bottom of Slieve Gullion.

The local GAA club is Mullaghbawn Cúchullain's GFC (Cumann Chú Chullain, An Mullach Bán).

People[edit]

The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association activist and nationalist politician Paddy O'Hanlon (1944-2009) lived most of his life in Mullaghbawn.

The Irish traditional singer and song collector Len Graham and his wife Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin, also a singer, live in the village.

Neighbouring townlands[edit]

  • Tullymacrieve
  • Lislea
  • Carrive
  • Aughanduff
  • Lathbirget
  • Carrickaldreen
  • Shanroe

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames NI
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland

54°06′N 6°29′W / 54.100°N 6.483°W / 54.100; -6.483