Former church at Cullyhanna
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The place-name is from the Irish language; either from Coilleach Eanach, meaning 'Marshy wood', or Coill Uí hAnnaidh, meaning 'Ó Hanna's wood'.
The border runs north to south a little to the west of the village, on a river known as the County Water, which is bridged by the County Bridge: to the west is County Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland.
History in the Troubles
Cullyhanna is in South Armagh, a region that during the Troubles was a stronghold of support for the IRA, earning it the nickname "Bandit Country". The British Army nicknamed the local IRA unit the "Cullyhanna Gun Club". The village and the surrounding townland were the most dangerous areas in Northern Ireland for security forces during the mid 1990s, until the second IRA ceasefire.
- Gaelic games: St Patrick's GFC, Cullyhanna, which has men's and women's Gaelic football teams and camogie.
- Golf: Ashfield Golf Course is an 18-hole course at Cullyhanna