William Kirk, entrepreneur, landlord, magistrate, and MP, is remembered chiefly for his association with linen. Th e picturesque valleys of south Armagh, with their plentiful water supply and moist climate perfect for the growing of fl ax, provided an ideal setting for its production, and when a man of Kirk’s ability took up residence there, prosperity and expansion were a foregone conclusion. He was not a native of the place, only moving here around 1820, but he made it his home until he died, and his name is commemorated on a fine monument in Keady, and enshrined in the long folk memory of the people.
Event takes place on August 4, 2020 until September 30, 2020
Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Photography Competition 2020