Annaghmore, County Armagh

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Annaghmore, County Armagh
Moss Road, Annaghmore and Annaghmore Parish Church. - geograph.org.uk - 580970.jpg
Annaghmore parish church
District
County
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtBT62
Dialling code028
EU ParliamentNorthern Ireland
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland

Annaghmore (/ænəˈmɔːr/ ann-ə-MOR; from Irish: Eanach Mór, meaning "great marsh")[1] is a small village and townland (of 786 acres) near Loughgall in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the civil parish of Loughgall and the historic barony of Oneilland West.[2] It is within the Armagh City and District Council area. It had a population of 265 people (93 households) in the 2011 Census.[3] (2001 Census: 255 people)

Places of interest[edit]

Ardress House, Annaghmore, was originally a modest farmhouse which was transformed in 1760 by Dublin architect George Ensor. It is run by the National Trust and contains examples of 18th century furniture and a display of paintings. It includes plasterwork in the drawing room made by Michael Stapleton in 1780. The farmyard and outbuildings show aspects of farming history with a display of farm implements. There is a garden with examples of early types of Irish rose. The ‘Ladies Mile’ is a woodland walk around the estate.[4]

The Troubles[edit]

Education[edit]

Former railway[edit]

Annaghmore railway station was opened by the Portadown, Dungannon and Omagh Junction Railway on 5 April 1858. It was closed by the Ulster Transport Authority on 15 February 1965.[5]

Sports[edit]

Annaghmore has a GAA club, Annaghmore Pearses GFC (Cumann Phiarsaigh Eanach Mór), founded in 1915.[6][7] The club currently plays in the county Junior football championship.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames NI Archived March 31, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Annaghmore". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Annaghmore". Census 2011 Results. NI Statistics and Research Agency. Archived from the original on 22 April 2015. Retrieved 22 April 2015.
  4. ^ National Trust website on Ardress House
  5. ^ "Annaghmore station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Archived (PDF) from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-08.
  6. ^ Annaghmore page on Armagh GAA website Archived April 4, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ List of Armagh GAA clubs

Coordinates: 54°27′N 6°36′W / 54.450°N 6.600°W / 54.450; -6.600