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County Armagh, County Monaghan
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Malachy Conlon Park, Culloville
Grid reference: H910152
Location: 54°4’38"N, 6°36’32"W
Population: 400  (2001)
Post town: Newry
Dialling code: 028
Local Government
Council: Newry, Mourne and Down
Newry and Armagh

Cullaville or Culloville is a small village standing across the border of the United Kingdom with the Republic of Ireland. The townland of Cullaville and the main part of the village are British, in County Armagh, while the station and post office are Irish, in County Monaghan: the border is marked by the River Fane.

The name of the place comes from the Irish Baile Mhic Cullach, meaning 'MacCullach's townland'.

The village is found near Crossmaglen in County Armagh and it is the southernmost settlement in that county, and one of the southernmost in Northern Ireland. The 2001 Census recorded a population (in Armagh) of 400 people.

The village is on a busy crossroads on the main Dundalk to Castleblaney road (the A37 road, or the N53 in the Republic); three of the roads lead across the border and the fourth leads to Crossmaglen.

There was once a railway station serving the village: Culloville Station, on the south side of the river in Monaghan.


Culloville Station (in County Monaghan) is on the former Great Northern Railway's Irish North West line from Dundalk to Enniskillen, which line opened in June 1858. It lost its passenger service in 1957, and closed completely in 1959. Only the station master's house, the up platform and the brick-built signal cabin base remain at Culloville, the rest of the station buildings having since been demolished.

On 29 March 1922, during the Irish War of Independence, men of the Irish Republican Army ambushed and shot dead two Royal Irish Constabulary men (Patrick Earley and James Harper) at Ballinacarry Bridge, Cullaville.[1]

During the Second World War the IRA conducted a new campaign and on 2 September 1942 twenty IRA men led by Patrick Demody commandeered lorry and a car to attack the British Army barracks in Crossmaglen, but a police patrol spotted the convoy as it moved through Cullaville and a gun battle followed, with one man injured on each side.


  • Gaelic games: Cullaville Blues GAC, tracing its origins to a club founded in 1888

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  1. "March 1922". Chronology of Irish History 1919-1923 (Dublin City University). Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 3 December 2011.