Killean, County Armagh

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Killeen
Killeen is located in Northern Ireland
Killeen
Killeen shown within Northern Ireland
Population 75 (2001 Census)
Irish grid reference J085265
• Belfast 38 mi (61 km)
• Dublin 67 mi (108 km)
District
County
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWRY
Postcode district BT34, BT35
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Armagh
54°07′30″N 6°20′19″W / 54.1251°N 6.3385°W / 54.1251; -6.3385Coordinates: 54°07′30″N 6°20′19″W / 54.1251°N 6.3385°W / 54.1251; -6.3385

Killean or Killeen[nb 1] (from Irish: Cillín)[1] is a small village and townland in the civil parish of Killeavy, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It lies about four miles (6.5 km) south of Newry, near the border with the Republic of Ireland.

In the 2001 Census, it had a population of 75 people.[citation needed] It lies within the Newry and Mourne District Council area.

History[edit]

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

Education[edit]

The sole school within the village is St Michael's Primary School, 86 Dundalk Road.

Places of worship[edit]

The primary place of worship in the village is St. Michael's Chapel, a Roman Catholic church.

Natives[edit]

Máire Drumm, a vice-president of Sinn Féin from 1972 until her death in 1976, was from the village.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Killeen" is the official name of the townland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames NI
  2. ^ Monument in honour of Máire Drumm unveiled in South Armagh

External links[edit]