The Birches, County Armagh
The Birches is a small village in northern County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It is 6 miles northwest of Portadown, close to junction 12 on the M1 Motorway and to the southern shore of Lough Neagh. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 150. It is within the Craigavon Borough Council area.
Two parts to the village can be distinguished, that at Robinstown Road, centred on a public housing estate and a school, and that part adjacent to the M1 junction.
Places of interest
- Stonewall Jackson's ancestral site is at Waugh's Farm, The Birches (Jackson also had roots in Coleraine, County Londonderry).
- NI Neighbourhood Information System
- The Birches - County Armagh Directory 1888
- Northern Ireland Ancestral Heritage
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