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Coordinates: 54°06′40″N 6°28′41″W / 54.111°N 6.478°W / 54.111; -6.478

Mullaghbawn
Irish: an Mullach Bán
Mullaghbawn is located in Northern Ireland
Mullaghbawn

 Mullaghbawn shown within Northern Ireland
Population 402 (2001)
Irish grid reference H995191
District Newry & Mourne
County County Armagh
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town NEWRY
Postcode district BT35
Dialling code 028, +44 28
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Newry & Armagh
NI Assembly Newry & Armagh
List of places: UK • Northern Ireland • Armagh

Mullaghbawn or Mullaghbane (from the Irish: an Mullach Bán meaning "the white hilltop") is a small village and townland in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 402 people. It lies within the Newry and Mourne District Council area, near Slieve Gullion. The name can be pronounced "mulla-bawn" or "mulla-ban".

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Places of interest

  • Mullaghbawn Folk Museum, a traditional two-roomed thatched farm house and out buildings, restored by the Mullaghbawn Historical Group during the 1970s and filled with artefacts depicting the social and economic life-styles of the people of the Ring of Gullion in the last century
  • Ballykeel Dolmen is near Mullaghbawn at the western foot of Slieve Gullion. It is an outstanding example of a Portal Tomb. The dolmen is made up of two portal stones with a sill between and a lower backstone supporting a huge capstone.
  • Tí Chulainn is a cultural heritage centre, with accommodation and function room facilities. Set at the bottom of Slieve Gullion, this centre is an ideal place for an educational vacation.
  • Cloverhill Golf club boasts one of the finest courses in the region. It regular competitions,as well as accommodating the less competitive side of golf.
  • Cashel Lake. a group of lakes on the outskirts of Mullaghbawn, with its very own angling society.
  • Ring of Gullion Equestrian centre. situated on the longfield road, this centre accommodates beginners as well as those more experienced riders.
  • Mullaghbawn C.L.G. playing fields and Cúchulainn park social club. the prodominent sport of the area, Gaelic Games, is centralised around this facility. with teams of all ages for Boys, girls, men, and women, football and camogie, this really does cater for everyones needs. Regualar events held in the social club include; darts, pool, cards, quizzes, live music, and party's.
  • Enchanted and Slieve Gullion springs spa retreats. the area of mullaghbawn has two Spa treatment centres within. ideal for a relaxing spell after a hard day touring the other places of interest.

Famous people of the area

  • The first four men to take to the field for Armagh in their maidan All-Ireland win were; Kieran McGeeney (captain), Benny Tierney (Goal-keeper, and local comedian) And Enda and Justin McNulty.
  • Caroline O'Hare, Maraid Tennyson, Gareth Smyth, Kieran O'Brien, Eugene McVery also hold all-Ireland medels.
  • Double all-Ireland, and treble Ulster Scór winners (traditional group); Fergal O'Brien, Sean O'Coinn, Elaine O'Sullivan, Briege Quinn and Moire Hughes.
  • The late John Campbell, a famous story teller, and Miceal Quinn, who falls under the same category.
  • The Mullaghbawn side that captured the clubs first Armagh County senior football chamiponship in 1964.
  • The Mullaghbawn side that won the second county title, and also the Ulster Club title in 1995

Neighbouring townlands

  • Lislea
  • Belleek
  • Aughannduff
  • Silverbridge
  • Forkhill
  • Dromintee

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See also


54°06′N 6°29′W / 54.1°N 6.483°W / 54.1; -6.483

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