County Armagh


The county lies south of Lough Neagh. The North consists of fertile plains, which are traversed by the rivers Bann and Blackwater. To the south is a hill country extends up to an altitude of 550 meters.


The county has a long history in the construction of megalithic plays a prominent role. Later it belonged to the Kingdom of Ulster, from the 5th century emerged the Kingdom of Oriel. In early Christian times the eponymous capital of a bishopric, which is associated with St. Patrick was. Many clues can be found among others in the Book of Armagh. End of the 12th century, the area was conquered by the Anglo-Normans and came under English rule. The Norman rulers but soon broke away again from the English rule, which until the mid- 17th century reinvigorated ( Oliver Cromwell ). This period also saw the establishment of the county falls.


To the north is the most important apple growing area of Ireland, in the hilly south there is the sheep before. There are foods, clothing, furniture, and light industry.



  • Aghmakane Megaliths
  • Annaghmare Court Cairn
  • Ballykeel Dolmen
  • Ballymacdermot Court Cairn
  • Clonlum North and Südcairn
  • Clontygora Cairn, example of megalithic sites in Ireland
  • Churches of Killevy
  • Navan Fort
  • Rath by Corliss
  • Slieve Gullion North and Südcairn
  • Stone pillar of Kilnasaggart

See also: Court tomb, also ' court cairn ' (Eng. Hofgrab )