Killean, County Armagh

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Killeen
Killeen is located in Northern Ireland
Killeen
Location within Northern Ireland
Population75 (2001 Census)
Irish grid referenceJ085265
• Belfast38 mi (61 km)
• Dublin67 mi (108 km)
District
County
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townNEWRY
Postcode districtBT34, BT35
Dialling code028
EU ParliamentNorthern 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

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

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