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Richhill - Armagh - Railway St

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Photo Details

  • County: Armagh
  • Town: Richhill
  • Scene:Main St, general view
  • Date: circa 1910


  • Digitally remastered
  • 10' x 8' printed on quality photo paper
  • Also available mounted & framed
  • Colour images can be printed in black & white if preferred.
  • Read about Richhillbelow

Richhill, County Armagh

Richhill is a large village in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, centrally located between Armagh and Portadown. In the 2001 Censusit had a population of 2,818 people.

Richhill takes its name from Edward Richardson, Member of Parliament for County Armagh from 1655 to 1696, who constructed Richhill Castle, a Dutch-gabled manor house.

Richhill has won a string of Best Kept village awards. The bottom of the village is overlooked by St. Matthew’s Church of Ireland, which provides a backdrop to most views of the village.

Places of interest

Richhill Castle is situated about 6 miles from Armagh in the village of Richhill. It was erected around 1665 for Major Edward Richardson. The original gates to Richhill Castle have since 1936 adorned the entrance to Hillsborough Castle. The gates were erected, in Richhill, by William Richardson in 1745 and were wrought by two brothers named Thornberry from Falmouth, Cornwall.


Richhill Football Club appointed a new manager, George Swift, for the 2006/07 season, who has now been sacked and replaced by Joe Kelly.

Shops, Bars and Food etc

Shops - Supervalu, Richhill Cycles, PC Repairs

2001 Census

Richhill is classified as an intermediate settlement by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISR) (ie with population between 2,250 and 4,500 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 2,818 people living in Richhill. Of these:

  • 2.8 were aged under 16 years and 92.1 were aged 60 and over
  • 49.8 of the population were male and 50.3 were female
  • 3.4 were from a Catholic background and 94.6 were from a Protestant background
  • 1111.9 of people aged 16-74 were unemployed