Collegeland, County Armagh

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Coordinates: 54°25′30″N 6°39′22″W / 54.425°N 6.656°W / 54.425; -6.656 Collegeland is a semi-rural area in north County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Most of the settlement is within the townlands of Aghinlig and Keenaghan,[1] near the village of Charlemont and just across the River Blackwater, Ulster from Moy, County Tyrone. It is within the Armagh City and District Council area. It had a population of 122 people (42 households) in the 2011 Census.[2]

The area is known as "Collegeland" (or "College Land") because it was formerly the property of Trinity College, Dublin. In 1859, the lease of the Collure estate (as it was then known) was inherited at his father's death by John Howard Parnell, an older brother of famed Irish nationalist politician Charles Stewart Parnell. In 1879, the financially strapped Parnell offered his subtenants terms on which to purchase their own farms, according to the "John Bright Clauses" of the Landlord and Tenant (Ireland) Act 1870. [3]


The village is home to Collegeland O'Rahilly's Gaelic Athletic Club.They won the Armagh junior championship in 2007 by beating Clady in Armagh (final scores Collegeland 1:09 Clady 0:09).[4]



  1. ^ Placenames NI
  2. ^ "Collegeland". Census 2011 Results. NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 
  3. ^ The British Farmer's Magazine - Issue 79, online at Google Books
  4. ^ "Collegeland". Retrieved 2010-02-07. 

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