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County Armagh
Meigh Village Centre - - 257060.jpg
Murphy's Bar in Meigh
Grid reference: J054204
Location: 54°7’21"N, 6°23’20"W
Local Government
Council: Newry, Mourne and Down

Meigh is a small village and townland near Slieve Gullion in the south of County Armagh. It had a population of 444 people in the 2001 Census.

Its name is from the Irish Maigh or an Mhaigh, meaning 'The Plain'.[1]


Meigh lies within the Ring of Gullion area of natural beauty, about 7 km southwest of Newry. Nearby villages include Camlough, Dromintee and Jonesborough. Meigh is close to the border with the Republic of Ireland.

Meigh began as a cluster of buildings around the crossroads formed by Drumintee Road, Newry Road, Chapel Road and Railway Road. In the 2000s, many new houses and businesses were built.

Places of interest

Slieve Gullion Forest Park

Slieve Gullion Forest Park comprises a courtyard with a large garden and galleries. A mountain trail, suitable for cars and other transport, winds for eight miles throughout the park. The peak of the trail, at 3880 ft, contains megalithic cairns and a lake, with views of the Ring of Gullion, Mourne Mountains and Cooley Mountains.[2]

The Slieve Gullion Creative Arts Centre, Teach Mallon, is an attempt to relive and recapture the historic lore of this part of South Armagh. It hosts music events, storytellings and others concerts.

Bell’s Castle was built in the 19th century from stones taken from the Clonlum Court Tomb. The castle is surrounded by both arable land and mountainous terrain.

Outside links

("Wikimedia Commons" has material
about Meigh)