Cullaville

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Cullaville
  • Irish: Baile Mhic Cullach
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Cullaville is located in Northern Ireland
Cullaville
Cullaville shown within Northern Ireland
Population 400 (2001 Census)
Irish grid reference H910152
• Belfast 56 mi (90 km)
District
County
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWRY
Postcode district BT
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Armagh
54°04′38″N 6°36′32″W / 54.0773°N 6.6088°W / 54.0773; -6.6088Coordinates: 54°04′38″N 6°36′32″W / 54.0773°N 6.6088°W / 54.0773; -6.6088

Cullaville or Culloville (from Irish: Baile Mhic Cullach, meaning "MacCullach's townland") is a small village and townland near Crossmaglen in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It is the southernmost settlement in the county and one of the southernmost in Northern Ireland, straddling the Irish border. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 400 people. The village is on a busy crossroads on the main Dundalk to Castleblaney road (the A37 in Northern Ireland and N53 in the Republic); three of the roads lead across the border and the fourth leads to Crossmaglen.

History[edit]

  • On 29 March 1922, during the Irish War of Independence, Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteers ambushed and shot dead two Royal Irish Constabulary men (Patrick Earley and James Harper) at Ballinacarry Bridge, Cullaville.[1]
  • On 2 September 1942, during the Northern Campaign of the IRA, an attack was scheduled to take place against a British Army barracks in Crossmaglen. Twenty IRA volunteers were led by Patrick Demody in a commandeered lorry and accompanying car. A passing Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) patrol, however, noticed the IRA convoy as it moved through Cullaville and in the ensuing gun battle, one IRA man was injured along with one RUC member. Conflicting accounts exist of the outcome, one claiming that the IRA unit surrendered and was released, all survivors being allowed to return to Dublin; another claiming that it was the RUC men (there were only two of them) who surrendered to the IRA and were released.[citation needed]

The Troubles[edit]

For more information see The Troubles in Cullaville, which includes a list of incidents in Cullaville during the Troubles resulting in two or more fatalities.

Sport[edit]

The village is home to Cullaville Blues Gaelic Athletic Club. Tracing its origins to a club founded in 1888, it is one of the oldest clubs in Ireland.

Transport[edit]

Cullaville's former railway station and post office are south of the River Fane, in County Monaghan.

Culloville, Co.Monaghan, is located on the former Great Northern Railway's Irish North West line from Dundalk to Enniskillen, which opened in June 1858 but lost its passenger service in 1957, and closed completely in 1959. Only the station masters house, up platform and brick built signal cabin base remains at Culloville, the rest of the station buildings have since been demolished.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "March 1922". Chronology of Irish History 1919-1923 (Dublin City University). Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2011. 

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