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Creggan, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. An Creagán [an kragan] ‘the rocky place’.

Background

Village is 2.5km NE of Crossmaglen

bar: Fews Upper

The present Church of Ireland church occupies the site of the medieval parish church, in the townland of CREGGAN BANE GLEBE. The neighbouring townland is known as CREGGAN DUFFwhich signifies ‘black Creggan’ and is said to be so-named because it is more rocky and less cultivable than CREGGAN BANEwhich signifies ‘White Creggan’. Creggan has given name to the CREGGAN RIVER which flows through the parish, a small portion of which is in the barony of DUNDALK UPPER in Co. Louth. The portion of Creggan parish which is in Co. Armagh is often known as LOWER CREGGAN [(paróiste) an Chreagáin c.1735].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 50

Additional Information

Historical name form

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Barony
Fews Upper
Parish
Creggan
Parish in 1851
Creggan
Townland
None
Place name ID
18237
Place name type
P