Whitecross, County Armagh

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Irish: Corr Leacht[1]
County Armagh
Kingsmills Road at Whitecross - geograph.org.uk - 1528182.jpg
Grid reference: H987315
Location: 54°13’24"N, 6°29’14"W
Population: 352  (2011)
Post town: Armagh
Postcode: BT60
Dialling code: 028
Local Government
Council: Newry, Mourne and Down
Newry & Armagh

Whitecross is a small village in County Armagh lying within the parish of Ballymyre and the townland of Corlat (from the Irish: Corr Leacht, meaning "round hill of the monument").[2] In the 2011 Census it had a recorded population of 352.[3]

It has one public house, which was built in the 1970s on the site of the old police barracks. The original public house stood a few hundred yards away, at the bottom of the Ballymoyer Road. The old creamery was held in high regard and was once noted for producing fine butter and cheese for rich Irish households. It was also one of the earliest co-operatives in the country. The townland of Corlat is one of eight townlands given to the Maor family as reward for keeping the famous Book of Armagh (the name Maor meaning "steward" or "keeper" in Irish). This famous book is now held at Trinity College, Dubli.


  • Kingsmills Primary School
  • St Malachy's Primary School
  • St Teresa's Primary School


  1. Placenames Database of Ireland: Whitecross/Corr Leacht
  2. Placenames NI
  3. See Census 2011 - Headcount and Household Estimates for Settlements published by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, available at http://www.nisra.gov.uk/census/2011/results/settlements.html
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