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 June 22, 2019 until September 14, 2019
Historical Coach Tours in the Ring of Gullion 2019