About Creggan Parish

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Creggan is a parish which is located near Crossmaglen in the county of Armagh and holds a population of 246 people.

It is situated near the Newry and Mourne District Council area.

The Church of Ireland in this parish dates back to the year 1731.

In the graveyard three famous people were buried, they were Art MacCooey, Padraig Mac Aliondain and Seamus Mor MacMurphy.

The O Neill Family are also interred here. It was they who invaded south Armagh. They came from Tyrone in order to buy back their land in the 15th century. The place they were laid to rest was cleaned up in 1971 and people always took photos of the grave ever since that time.

Parish(es) Creggan (Louth) Creggan (Armagh)
Category (ies) Heritage/Culture