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County Armagh (named after its county townArmagh) is one of the thirty-two counties of Ireland and one of six counties of Northern Ireland. Adjoined to the southern shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 1,326 km2[4] and has a population of about 174,792. County Armagh is known as the “Orchard County” because of its many apple orchards.[5] The county is part of the historic province of Ulster.

Despite lying in the east of Ireland, Armagh enjoys an oceanic climate strongly influenced by the Gulf Stream with damp mild winters, and temperate, wet summers. Overall temperatures rarely drop below freezing during daylight hours, though frost is not infrequent in the months November to February. Snow rarely lies for longer than a few hours even in the elevated south-east of the county. Summers are mild and wet and although with sunshine often interspersed with showers, daylight lasts for almost 18 hours during high-summer.

Ancient Armagh was the territory of the Ulaid (also known as Voluntii, Ultonians, Ulidians, Ulstermen) before the fourth century AD. It was ruled by the Red Branch, whose capital was Emain Macha (or Navan Fort) near Armagh. The site, and subsequently the city, were named after the goddessMacha. The Red Branch play an important role in the Ulster Cycle, as well as the Cattle Raid of Cooley. However, they were eventually driven out of the area by the Three Collas, who invaded in the 4th century and held power until the 12th. The Clan Colla ruled the area known as Airghialla or Oriel for these 800 years.


Co. Armagh

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Chloe Thompson

Cognitive Science Engineer at Aflac Northern Ireland | Tech Events Organiser

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TownsMore Info / Links
ArmaghDiscover Ireland (link)
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KeadyWikipedia (link)
CommunityMore Info / Links
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NeuLy Mind-Body-Soul(link)
TransportMore Info / Links
Ferry, Rail, Bus, TrainCounty Armagh Transport support(link)
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Broadband ProvidersThere are 6 Broadband Providers in Armagh:
BT Broadband
John Lewis Broadband
Tech HubIT Hub(link)
Co-working spacesOffice Space (link)
Outdoor ActivitiesMore Info / Links
Hiking5 Best Walks And Hikes (link)
GreenwayArmagh To Newry Greenway (link)
Zoo and FarmsC&J Animal Park (link)
National ParksNavan Fort (link)
Gosford Forest Park (link)
Mansions and Stately HomesThe Argory (link)
Derrymore House (link)
Indoor ActivitiesMore Info /Links
Co. Armagh10 Best things to do indoor in Armagh (link)
RestaurantsDantes Armagh (link)
10 Best Restaurant (link)
Social MediaMore Info / Links
WebsitesCounty Council (link)
Discover Armagh (link)
Armagh Bucket List (link)
TwitterCounty Armagh (link)
Facebook PagesArmagh Online (link)
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