The "Orchard County" of Co. Armagh takes its name from the old town name of Ard Macha, the Irish word for Macha's Height, referring to an ancient King in the area of Navan Fort. Covering an area of around 1,326 square kilometres, it shares borders with Co. Down to the east and Co. Tyrone to the north-west.
During the Second World War, troops made use of the rugged landscape, including Carrigatuke, Lislea, Camlough Mountains, and Slieve Gullion. British and Belgian troops passed through Co. Armagh during wartime while the United States Military operated a large Headquarters from Brownlow House.
Places of Interest
The following places will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore more of the area's Second World War heritage.