Mullaghbawn Folk Museum
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Mullaghbawn (// mul-ə-BAWN or // mul-ə-BAHN; from Irish: an Mullach Bán, meaning "the white hilltop"), or Mullaghbane, is a small village and townland near Slieve Gullion in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. In the 2011 Census it had a population of 596.
Places of interest
- Near Mullaghbawn, in Killeavy there is a ruined church with the grave of Saint Moninne (a local saint) in its churchyard.
- Ballykeel Dolmen is near Mullaghbawn at the western foot of Slieve Gullion. It is an outstanding example of a portal tomb. It is made up of two portal stones with a sill between and a lower backstone supporting a huge capstone.
- Cashel Lake, a group of lakes on the outskirts of Mullaghbawn.
- The South Armagh Memorial Garden in Mullaghbawn, created in 2010, commemorates 24 Provisional IRA volunteers who died during the Troubles.
Culture and sport
Mullaghbawn Folk Museum is a traditional two-roomed thatched farm house and outbuildings, restored by the Mullaghbawn Historical Group during the 1970s and filled with artefacts depicting the lifestyles of the people of the Ring of Gullion in the last century.
Tí Chulainn is a cultural heritage centre, with accommodation and function rooms, set at the bottom of Slieve Gullion.
- Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) activist and nationalist politician Paddy O'Hanlon (1944-2009) lived most of his life in Mullaghbawn.
- Irish traditional singer and song collector Len Graham, and his wife Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin, also a singer, live in the village.
- Placenames NI Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine
- Placenames Database of Ireland
- See Census 2011 - Headcount and Household Estimates for Settlements published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, available at http://www.nisra.gov.uk/census/2011/results/settlements.html
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