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Coordinates: 54°09′32″N 6°27′29″W / 54.159°N 6.458°W / 54.159; -6.458 Lislea (pronounced /lɪsˈl/ lis-LAY, Irish derived place name, Lios Liath, meaning Doctor's Quarters it is sometimes translated as the 'Grey Ringfort', but this is a literal translation to English)[1] is a small village and townland near Slieve Gullion in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It is within the parish of Killevy, barony of Orior Upper and the Newry and Mourne District Council area. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 84 people.


A Drama Festival is held in Lislea community center each year, which was founded in 1981 by Eugene Hannaway, Milltown Road. Every two years, Lislea hosts a three-week concert called the Townland Concerts. Every concert is hosted by a specific townland/s. The townlands are grouped as so: (1) Clarkhill, Levelamore, Carricknagallian, Doctor's Quarters and Longfield. (2) The Townland of Lislea (3) Anacloughmullion

Places of Interest[edit]

Ballykeel Dolmen, an ancient dolmen on the Ballykeel Road. The Callan Valley river also flows through the heart of Lislea and has some breath taking viewing points. The Lislea community centre is still present and functioning. There is also the premises of the former Lislea School and Post Office, as well as the site of the former Lislea linen mill which was built by Thomas Wynne. The old Armagh to Castleblaney railway line passed through Lislea and stopped at the Halt.


  1. ^ Placenames NI

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