Granemore

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Granemore
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Granemore townland in 2009
Granemore is located in Northern Ireland
Granemore
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Granemore shown within Northern Ireland
County
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BT60
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
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Northern Ireland
54°15′11″N 6°39′04″W / 54.253°N 6.651°W / 54.253; -6.651Coordinates: 54°15′11″N 6°39′04″W / 54.253°N 6.651°W / 54.253; -6.651

Granemore (from Irish: Grainseach mor, meaning "great grange")[1] is a townland of 785 acres in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, about seven miles from Armagh and three miles from Keady. It is situated in the civil parish of Keady and historic barony of Armagh.[2]

History[edit]

The Troubles[edit]

The local pub, The Rock Bar, was attacked by loyalists in June 1976 in a planned gun and bomb attack. However, a local resident left the bar as the loyalists were planting their device and disrupted their plan. Although the local man was shot a number of times, he managed to survive the incident. It was later revealed that the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) police force from Keady were involved with the attack.[3]

Sport[edit]

It is home to the local Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) club Granemore GFC, which includes both senior and underage football and camogie teams.

Cultural references[edit]

Granemore is featured in the traditional song The Granemore Hare also known as The Hills of Greenmore. The song has been recorded by many artists including Steeleye Span and Dick Gaughan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Granemore". Place Names NI. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  2. ^ "Granemore". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 
  3. ^ Cadwallader, Anne (2011). Lethal Allies: British Collusion in Ireland. Cork: Mercier Press. ISBN 9781781171882.