Armagh  County Armagh


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Armagh like this:

Armagh, ancient city, parl. burgh, co. town of Armagh, and eccl. metropolis of Ireland, situated on a hill near the river Callan, 33 miles SW. of Belfast and 80 miles N. by W. of Dublin by rail, 1092 ac., pop. 10,070; 6 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Tuesday and Saturday. The Cathedral, built in 1765, on supposed site of St Patrick's Church, was greatly improved and renovated by Archbishops Robinson and Beresford. ...

The Palace of the Archbishop, the R.C. Cathedral, and the College, are the other principal buildings; there are also barracks for 200 men. The bor. returned 1 member until 1885. The dioc. of Armagh comprises nearly all the cos. of Armagh and Louth, with portions of cos. Tyrone, Londonderry, and Meath. The Roman Catholic diocese of Armagh is distributed into 51 pars., 2 of these, Armagh and Drogheda, being bishops' pars.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Armagh, in and County Armagh | Map and description, A Vision of Ireland through Time.


Date accessed: 30th May 2024

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