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Crossmaglen and Creggan Area Heritage Brochure

Crossmaglen is a small picturesque town in South Armagh with a population of approximately one and a half thousand people. The Irish translation is Crois Mhic Lionnáin, which literally means ‘Lennon’s Cross’. It is suggested that it is named after an Owen Lennon who lived here in the eighteenth century and who is famed as the owner of a shebeen, an illegal ale house. The focal point of Crossmaglen is Cardinal O’Fiaich Square, named after a local priest who became Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.

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Bessbrook and Camlough Heritage Brochure

The villages and the communities of Camlough and Bessbrook are linked by a shared heritage but also by the Camlough River which flows from Camlough Lake through Bessbrook Pond and under the Craigmore Viaduct, before joining the Newry Canal and reaching Carlingford Lough and the Irish Sea. The water was used to power the many mills along this river and fuelled the linen industry in Bessbrook.

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State of Nature

"This report highlights what we have lost, and what we are still losing, it also gives examples of how we – as individuals, organisations, governments – can work together to stop this loss, and bring back nature where it has been lost. These examples should give us hope and inspiration." David Attenborough

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