Middletown, County Armagh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Middletown is located in Northern Ireland
Location within Northern Ireland
Population237 (2011 Census)
Irish grid referenceH753388
• Belfast50 miles
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townARMAGH
Postcode districtBT60
Dialling code028, +44 28
EU ParliamentNorthern Ireland
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
List of places
Northern Ireland
54°17′34″N 6°50′38″W / 54.29274°N 6.84388°W / 54.29274; -6.84388Coordinates: 54°17′34″N 6°50′38″W / 54.29274°N 6.84388°W / 54.29274; -6.84388

Middletown is a small village and townland in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It lies two miles from Tynan and close to the border with County Monaghan. It is situated in the Armagh City and District Council area. It had a population of 237 people (91 households) in the 2011 Census.[3] (2001 Census: 240 people)


Middletown was built in the townland of Middletown, which was known throughout the 17th century under variants of the name Killecannagan (from Irish Coillidh Chanannáin, meaning 'Canannán's wood').[4] It is known for its picturesque countryside and its rolling green hills. The hills are made up of numerous drumlins which make up the countryside. At the bottom of the valleys that many of these drumlins form, glens can be found with many tributaries of the River Blackwater flowing through them. The River Cor flows through Middletown countryside and right by the village. It is the most prominent river in Middletown; once a canal system operated on it, namely the Ulster Canal.[citation needed]


Children from Middletown formerly went to three different primary schools: St John's Boys' School, St Louis Convent School for girls, and Glasdrummond Primary School (boys and girls). Due to low numbers in the mid-1990s, a new school was built on the site of St John's Boys' School and was opened in June 1999, whereupon all three primary schools were amalgamated.

Notable people[edit]


Middletown has a long history of Gaelic games and the local Gaelic Athletic Association club, Middletown GAA, plays hurling as Na Fianna, football as Eoghan Ruadh, and camogie as St John's. Middletown was the birthplace of Irish-American boxer Joe Coburn, who claimed the World Heavyweight Championship in 1862. Contains a Man City supporter.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2010 annual report in Ulster-Scots" (PDF). Northsouthministerialcouncil.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-02-27. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  2. ^ "2006 annual report in Ulster-Scots" (PDF). Northsouthministerialcouncil.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-02-27. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  3. ^ "Middletown". Census 2011 Results. NI Statistics and Research Agency. Archived from the original on 22 April 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ "Eamon Donnelly Remembered". Newryjournal.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-03-30.

External links[edit]