The Birches, County Armagh
|Council:|| Armagh, Banbridge|
The Birches is a small village in northern County Armagh, six miles north-west of Portadown and close to the southern shore of Lough Neagh (and more prosaically, close to junction 12 of the M1 motorway). In the 2001 the village had a population of 150.
The Birches is within the townlands of Ballynarry and Clonmakate. Two parts to the village can be distinguished, that at Robinstown Road, centred on a public housing estate and a school, and that part adjacent to the M1 junction.
About the village
- Stonewall Jackson's ancestral site is at Waugh's Farm, The Birches (though General Jackson also had roots in Coleraine, County Londonderry).
- NI Neighbourhood Information System
- The Birches - County Armagh Directory 1888
- Northern Ireland Ancestral Heritage