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Irish: Mullach Breac
County Armagh
Location: 54°19’12"N, 6°31’48"W
Population: 54
Post town: Armagh
Postcode: BT60
Dialling code: 028
Local Government

Mullaghbrack, Mullabrack or Mullaghbrac is a small village, townland and parish in County Armagh. It is on the road between Markethill and Hamiltonsbawn, just north of Gosford Forest Park. It had a population of 54 people (24 households) in the 2011 Census.[1] Its name is from the Irish ‘’Mullach Breac’’, meaning “speckled hilltop”.[2]


In the 5th Century a simple wooden church was built at Mullaghbrack, within the remains of an ancient earthen-ringed fort[3] by the Culdee Priors of Armagh, who were regarded by some as successors of St Patrick.

During the Irish Rebellion of 1641, Markethill and its district did not escape the havoc. Irish commander Féilim Ó Néill, on his march from Newry to Armagh in 1641, ordered Mulmory MacDonell "... to kill all the English and Scots within the parishes of Mullebrack, Logilly and Kilcluney". Among properties destroyed were the Parish Churches of Mullaghbrack and Kilcluney, Achesons Castle at Markethill and Hamilton's bawn. The rectors of Mullaghbrack (Reverend Mercer) and Loughgilly (Reverend Burns) both lost their lives.


  • Lord William Beresford (William Leslie de la Poer Beresford) (1847-1900), born in Mullabrack, received the Victoria Cross during the Anglo-Zulu War].


The local Gaelic Athletic Association club is O'Donovan Rossa's (Cumann Uí Dhonnabháin Rossa), founded in 1903 as the Shamrocks; it disappeared in the 1930s but was reformed under its present name in 1953. The high point in the club's history was its winning the county Junior championship in 1983.[4]


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