Richhill, County Armagh
|Irish: Log a' Choire|
Richhill shown within Northern Ireland
|Population||2,818 (2001 Census)|
|Irish grid reference|
|- Belfast||29 mi (47 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||028, +44 28|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
|UK Parliament||Newry & Armagh|
|NI Assembly||Newry & Armagh|
Richhill is a large village in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It is in the townland of Legacorry (from Irish: Log a' Choire), roughly halfway between Armagh and Portadown. The 2001 Census recorded a population of 2,818 people.
Richhill, originally named Legacorry, takes its name from Edward Richardson (Member of Parliament for County Armagh from 1655 to 1696), who built Richhill Castle, a Dutch-gabled manor house. Richhill has won a string of "Best Kept village" awards. The bottom of the village is overlooked by Saint Matthew’s Church of Ireland, which provides a backdrop to most views of the village.
Richhill Castle was built in about 1665 for Major Edward Richardson. The original gates to Richhill Castle were wrought by two brothers named Thornberry from Falmouth, Cornwall and were erected in Richhill for William Richardson in 1745. In 1936 they were moved to the entrance to Hillsborough Castle. There are plans to restore the castle and put it into community use.
Early in 2012, it was announced that work would begin on a £1.5 million regeneration scheme, which will transform the village and involve the restoration of about 20 buildings. The Richhill Partnership began work in 2013 with the concealing of over head wires and cables on streets within the conservation area and building restoration work began in early March. The regeneration project along with many other projects will make the village an appealing place to visit in the future. 
- Hardy Memorial Primary School
The Ulster Railway opened Richhill railway station on the line between Belfast and Armagh on 1 March 1848. It was part of the Great Northern Railway from 1876. The Government of Northern Ireland forced the GNR Board to close the line on 1 October 1957.
Portadown is the nearest station run by Northern Ireland Railways with trains to Belfast Great Victoria Street and the Enterprise direct to Belfast Central in the east and south to Newry and Dublin Connolly.
- Broomhill F.C.
- Richhill F.C.
- Richhill Recreation Centre
- Orchard Wheelers Cycling Club
- Armagh and Richhill Beagles
- Lodge Equine Stables and Pony Club Centre
- Intouch Equestrian and Richhill Pony Club Centre
- Richhill Raiders Volleyball Club
- St Matthew's Church of Ireland
- Richhill Methodist Church
- Richhill Presbyterian Church
- Quakers, The Society of Friends Richhill
- Richhill Elim Church
- Richhill Evangelical Presbyterian Church
- Alexander Campbell (clergyman)
- William Richardson (1749-1822)
- Max Clendinning Renowned Architect and Interior Designer
The NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) classifies Richhill as an intermediate settlement (i.e. with population between 2,250 and 4,500 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 2,818 people living in Richhill. Of these:
- 2.8% were aged under 16 years and 92.1% were aged 16 and over
- 49.8% of the population were male and 50.3% were female
- 3.4% were from a Catholic background and 94.6% were from a Protestant background
- 11.9% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed
For more details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Richhill, County Armagh.|
- Placenames Database of Ireland
- "Give Richhill back its gates says UTV man". Portadown Times. Retrieved 12/04/2013.
- "Dying man wants castle gates back". BBC. Retrieved 12/04/2013.
- Hajducki, S. Maxwell (1974). A Railway Atlas of Ireland. Newton Abbott: David & Charles. map 8. ISBN 0-7153-5167-2.
- Hajducki, op. cit., page xiii
- Baker, Michael H.C. (1972). Irish Railways since 1916. London: Ian Allan. pp. 153, 207. ISBN 7110 0282 7 Check
- The Ulster Gazette. 16 May 2013
- Richhill online
- Visit Armagh
- Culture Northern Ireland
- Richhill Presbyterian Church Home Page
- Richhill Methodist Church