Crossmaglen Townland
County Armagh, Northern Ireland

Civil Parish Creggan
Barony Fews Upper
Poor Law Union Castleblayney
Catholic Diocese Armagh Diocese
Catholic Parish Creggan Upper (Crossmaglen)
Presbyterian Congregation Creggan


CROSSMAGLEN, a village, in that part of the parish of Creggan which is in the barony of Upper Fews, county of Armagh, and province of Ulster, 8 miles (N.W.) from Dundalk, on the road to Newtown-Hamilton; containing 545 inhabitants.  It comprises about 100 houses, of which several are large and well built, and has a penny post to Dundalk:  the surrounding scenery is strikingly diversified.  In the vicinity is a small lake, called Lough Maglen, or Magherlin; and there are numerous others in the surrounding district.  The slate quarries here were formerly worked to some extent, but they are now in the declining state.  A market for provisions is held on Friday; and there are fairs on the last Friday in every month for black cattle, horses, sheep, and pigs.  A constabulary police station has been established in the village and a spacious and handsome R.C. chapel has been recently erected, which is the parochial chapel of a very extensive district, called Lower Creggan.  A dispensary was built by subscription, in 1830.
The Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, by Samuel Lewis 1837


Available Catholic Records at NLI & PRONI
(other than county heritage centers)

NLI=National Library in Ireland, Dublin
POS=film number
PRONI=Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
MIC.ID=film number

Type Dates Where
Baptisms 1796-1881 with gaps
1796-1880 with gaps
Pos 5592
Marriages 1796-1881 with gaps
1796-1880 with gaps
Pos 5592


Available Presbyterian Records at PRONI
(other than county heritage center)

MIC 1P=Order Number

Type Dates Where
Unknown records starting 1835 Local custody



Church Records

Surname Record Type Info Contact
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LDS Film Numbers

Film Title Film number(s)
Tithe Applotments 1825-1835 #256594
Griffith's Valuation 1854 #844991
Religious Census 1766 #1279330
Ireland 1901 Census #812089 -812091,  846206
Ireland 1911 Census #1999954 -1999956,  1840047-18400481

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Town(land) Links

Crossmaglen Gravestoned, various surnames, ConnorsGenealogy website
Griffith's Valuation Index, Creggan Civil Parish, John Hayes' website
Townlands of Creggan, Patrick Devlin's website
Griffith's Valuation Index, Creggan Civil Parish, John Hayes' website
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