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County Armagh
Mullaghbane Folk Museum - geograph.org.uk - 256204.jpg
Mullaghbawn Folk Museum
Grid reference: H995191
Location: 54°6’40"N, 6°28’41"W
Population: 596  (2011)
Post town: Newry
Postcode: BT35
Dialling code: 028, +44 28
Local Government
Council: Newry, Mourne and Down
Newry and Armagh

Mullaghbawn or Mullaghbane, is a small village and townland near Slieve Gullion in the south of County Armagh. The 2011 Census recorded had a population of 596.

The name is form the Irish An Mullach Bán, meaning 'The white hilltop'.[1]

About the village

  • Near Mullaghbawn, in Killeavy there is a ruined church with the grave of Saint Moninne (a local saint) in its churchyard.
  • Ballykeel Dolmen is near Mullaghbawn at the western foot of Slieve Gullion. It is an outstanding example of a portal tomb. It is made up of two portal stones with a sill between and a lower backstone supporting a huge capstone.
  • Cashel Lake, a group of lakes on the outskirts of Mullaghbawn.


Mullaghbawn Folk Museum is a traditional two-roomed thatched farm house and outbuildings, restored by the Mullaghbawn Historical Group during the 1970s and filled with artefacts depicting the lifestyles of the people of the Ring of Gullion in the last century.

Tí Chulainn is a cultural heritage centre, with accommodation and function rooms, set at the bottom of Slieve Gullion.


The local Gaelic Athletic Association club is Mullaghbawn Cúchullain's GFC.


  1. Mullaghbawn - Placenames NI