Irish: Doire Núis

Clockwise from top: Central Derrynoose as viewed from the standing stone, the remaining wall of the old chapel, the local chapel, the community centre/GAA club building, the standing stone, the stations of the cross, the heraldic shield of Our Lady's and St Mochua's Primary School and the entrance to the holy well.
 Derrynoose shown within Northern Ireland
Population 2,956 (2001 Census)
Irish grid referenceH800300
CountyCounty Armagh
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town KEADY
Postcode district BT60
Dialling code 028
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK ParliamentNewry and Armagh
NI AssemblyNewry and Armagh
List of places
Northern Ireland

Coordinates: 54°14′06″N 6°46′26″W / 54.235°N 6.774°W / 54.235; -6.774

Derrynoose (from Irish: Doire Núis, meaning "oakwood of new milk")[1] is a village and civil parish in south County Armagh, Northern Ireland, 4.5km south-west of Keady.

The village lies partly in the townland of Mullyard (in the civil parish of Derrynoose) and partly in the townland of Crossnamoyle (in the civil parish of Keady).[1] The civil parish is situated in the historic baronies of Armagh and Tiranny[2] and is within the Armagh City and District Council area.


Derrynoose is classed as Rural according to the Statistical Classification and Delineation of Settlements Report 2005. On Census Day 29 April 2001 the resident population of Derrynoose ward was 2956. Of this population,


The nearest hospital to Derrynoose is Daisy Hill Hospital. Primary education is provided by Our Lady's & St Mochua's Primary School.

The local GAA club, St Mochua's (Cumann Naomh Mochua), is the main sporting outlet for the community and plays football in the Intermediate league and championship in Armagh and hurling in the Junior league and championship.[3] The local community centre and GAA club use the same building. It also includes a bar.

There is a locally owned shop. There was formerly a post office.[4] There are a few local businesses including A&M Commercials, The Derryvale Inn pub, Albert Keenea Coal & Oil Armagh Trading Ltd, and M&S Freight Forwarding Ltd.

Places of Interest

Places of interest include "The Standing Stone", St Mochua's Well, "The Stations of The Cross", St Mochua's Chapel, "The Old Chapel Ruins and Graveyard", The Emigration Stone and Listrakelt Fort. The site of the medieval parish church is marked by the ruins of a church built about 1622 in the townland of Listarkelt.[1]

Civil parish of Derrynoose

The civil parish is sometimes known as Maddan, where the present Church of Ireland church is located.[1] The civil parish contains the village of Derrynoose.[2]


The civil parish contains the following townlands:[2]

  • Ballynagolan
  • Brootally
  • Camagh
  • Cargalisgorran
  • Carrickabolie
  • Carryhugh
  • Cormeen
  • Crossbane
  • Crossreagh (also known as Doohat)
  • Dernalea
  • Derryhennet
  • Doohat (also known as Crossreagh)
  • Drumacanver
  • Drumgar
  • Drumgreenagh
  • Drumherney
  • Drumhirk
  • Drummeland
  • Drumnahavil
  • Farnaloy
  • Fergort
  • Kilcreevy Etra
  • Kilcreevy Otra
  • Killyreavy
  • Knockrevan
  • Lisdrumbrughas
  • Lisglynn
  • Lislea
  • Lissagally
  • Listarkelt
  • Maddan
  • Maghery Kilcrany
  • Mowillin
  • Mullyard
  • Roughan
  • Rowan
  • Tamlaght
  • Tivnacree
  • Tullycallidy
  • Tullyhirm

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 "Derrynoose". Place Names NI. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 "Derrynoose". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 13 May 2015.
  3. St Mochua's also have teams in all age groups in Camogie and ladies football.Armagh GAA website
  4. BBC News "Post office closures confirmed"
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