The Ulster Railway linked Armagh with Belfast in 1848 and Monaghan in 1858. After all, Armagh is called a Cathedral City. St. Patrick. We'll Refund the Difference! It is said that Armagh's most famous ghost, "the Green Lady", resides in this quiet street above the city center. The park used to be a venue for horse racing, cock fighting and bull baiting and now hosts an occasional cricket match and has a war memorial at one end. What is fermanagh famous for? Only people who are sufficiently notable to have individual entries on Wikipedia have been included in the list and, in each instance, their birth or residence has been verified by citations. Tommy Makem was born in Armgah. St. Peter. Jan 16, 2014 - Cathedral in Armagh Photo by: shadowgate , Creative Commons Dubbed as the Cathedral City of Northern Ireland, Armagh has evidently a strong religious background. Many of the 17th-century settlers here came from Worcestershire and they laid out the orchards When these townlands were built upon, they lent their names to various streets, roads and housing estates. Ancient Armagh was the territory of the Ulaid (also known as Voluntii, Ultonians, Ulidians, Ulstermen) before the fourth century AD. It is the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland â€“ the seat of the Archbishops of Armagh, the Primates of All Ireland for both the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of Ireland. The rich fruit growing country to the north-east of Armagh is known as the Orchard of Ireland. The area around the base of Slieve Guillion near Newry also became home to a large number of the McGuinness clan as they were dispossessed of hereditary lands held in the County Down. Nonetheless, it was granted city status by Queen Elizabeth II in 1994. [26] Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council presently holds the status on behalf of the city as there is no localised council body since the aforementioned districts were merged in 2015 as a result of local government reform. [19] Over the span of 36 years, although mainly concentrated in the years from 1969 until 1994, the small city, including some outlying areas, saw 86 deaths in the Troubles, including those of a number of people from the city who lost their lives elsewhere in Troubles-related incidents. Whether that’s meeting the wildlife at Lough Neagh, exploring an ancient pagan ceremonial site, or tasting the cider that inspires the Orchard County’s name. The River Blackwater marks the border with County Tyrone and Lough Neagh otherwise marks out the county's northern boundary. Armagh’s propaganda In a document called the Book of the Angel we first come across Armagh’s propaganda. Our county town is Armagh and we have a population of approximately 174,792. [43] The GNR withdrew passenger trains from the Armagh â€“ Keady section of the CKA in 1922 and closed the Armagh â€“ Markethill section of the N&A in 1933. Just try to consider the ugly, boarded-up windows as part of the mixed up personality of Armagh. Samuel Knox (1756–1832), born in County Armagh, Armagh Public Library on Abbey Street in Armagh City, especially rich in 17th and 18th century English books, including Dean, Neil Lennon-former captain of Glasgow Celtic F.C. Middle Ages the climate. [11] The Uí Néill High King, Niall Caille (Niall of the Callan), was buried at Armagh in 846 after drowning in the River Callan. It also commemorates the fact that from early times Armagh was the greatest of Ireland's schools of learning, and emphasises the importance of the Book of Arinagh, the earliest datable manuscript of the Christian period, compiled in A.D. 807. 20.90% were aged under 16 years and 15.44% were aged 65 and over; 52.52% of the usually resident population were female and 47.48% were male; 68.85% belong to or were brought up in the Catholic religion and 26.95% belong to or were brought up in a 'Protestant and Other Christian (including Christian related)' religion; 44.39% had an Irish national identity, 27.18% indicated that they had a British national identity and 26.43% had a Northern Irish national identity (respondents could indicate more than one national identity); 37 years was the average (median) age of the population; 18.76% had some knowledge of Irish (Gaelic) and 4.08% had some knowledge of Ulster-Scots.