Crossmaglen is a village in the south of County Armagh. With a population of 1,592 at the 2011 Census it is the largest village in South Armagh. The name is of the village is from the Irish Crois Mhic Lionnáin, meaning "Mac Lionnáin's cross".
The town stands close by the border with the Republic of Ireland at a crossroads of four main routes, of which three come from across the border, which position shaped the face of the place during the Troubles. (Read more)