Creggan, County Armagh
Ir. An Creagán [an kragan] ‘the rocky place’.
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].
ReferencesMcKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 50
Historical name form
- Fews Upper
- Parish in 1851
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