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County Armagh
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St Patrick's Roman Catholic church, Aghacommon
Grid reference: J035601
Location: 54°28’5"N, 6°22’59"W
Population: 2,896
Post town: Craigavon
Postcode: BT66
Local Government
Council: Armagh, Banbridge
and Craigavon
Upper Bann

'Aghacommon is a small village and townland in the north of County Armagh, between Derrymacash (to the north-west), Lurgan (to the east) and Craigavon (to the south). The M1 motorway and Dublin–Belfast railway line run on either side of the village. The village covers the townlands of Aghacommon and Ballynamony.

The name of the place is from the Irish language but the exact originand meaning are uncertain. Scholars have attempted to reconstruct an original Gaelic name from the evidence and suggest the most probable version is Achadh Camán, which might mean 'field of the little bends', referring to windings of the Closet River which forms the townland's northern boundary, or 'field of the coltsfoot (or camomile)', though locally it is belived to be 'field of the hurley-sticks'.[1]

Aghacommon is an overwhelmingly Roman Catholic village with a church and primary school of that denomination, both named for St Patrick.

At the southern edge of the village is Craigavon lakes and Tannaghmore Animal Farm. The animal farm, which is open to the public, holds rare and endangered farm animals that were once widespread in Ulster. There is a farming museum on the site.


  1. Aghacommon - Placenames NI