Ulster Gazette

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Ulster Gazette, Scotch Street, Armagh, November 2009

The Ulster Gazette, also known as the Ulster Gazette and Armagh Standard is a newspaper based in Armagh City, Northern Ireland, UK. It is published by the Alpha Newspaper Group and has the largest readership in Armagh City and District since 1844.[1]

The Gazette circulates throughout the entire City and District of Armagh and in some parts of Portadown.

The current editor is Markethill man, John Hooks.

Circulation, as of 2013, averages around 7,130 copies sold a week, this an independely audited figure.

The area is one of the main administrative centres in Northern Ireland including the Area Headquarters of both the Education and Health Boards and the new North/South Councils. It is a well-known location for tourism and is the Ecclesiastical Capital of All-Ireland.

In addition to administration and tourism, agriculture is one of the main providers of employment and the Armagh area is especially known as the ‘Garden of Ulster’, where there is a predominance of vegetable and fruit production.


  1. ^ "About the Ulster Gazette". Ulster Gazette. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 

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