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The Little Book of Armagh

By Barry Flynn

9781845883669

ISBN: 9781845883669

Published: 13-12-2017


The Little Book of Armagh

By Barry Flynn

ISBN: 9781845883669

Published: 13-12-2017

About This Book

DID YOU KNOW? Armagh hosted the first-ever All-Ireland Road Bowls Championship in 1963. Armagh’s Danny McPartland was the winner, beating Derry Kenny of Cork on the final shot by just 11 yards. In July 1926 William McCrea, a farmer from Loughgall, claimed to have reached the grand old age of 107. In 1894 there was concern about a marked increase in the prevalence of lunacy in Armagh. It was suggested that one of the causes was drinking poor-quality tea. HERE you will find out about Armagh’s history, its proud sporting heritage, its castles and great houses and its famous men and women. You will also glimpse a darker side to Armagh’s past with tales of poverty, famine and tragedy. Through quaint villages and bustling towns, this book takes you on a journey through the Orchard County and its vibrant past. A reliable reference book and a quirky guide, this can be dipped into time and time again to reveal something new about the people, the heritage and the secrets of this ancient county.

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