Fews Upper

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Fews Upper

Na Feá Uachtaracha[1](Irish)
Location of Fews Upper, County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Location of Fews Upper, County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryNorthern Ireland

Fews Upper (from Irish: na Feá/Feadha, meaning "the woods")[2][3][4] is a barony in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.[5] It lies in the south of the county bordering the Republic of Ireland with its southern and south-western borders. It is bordered by four other baronies in Northern Ireland: Armagh to the west; Fews Lower to the north and west; Orior Lower to the north-west; and Orior Upper to the east.[5] It also borders three baronies in the Republic of Ireland: Cremorne to the west; Dundalk Upper to the south; and Farney to the south-west. Fews Lower and Upper formed the barony of The Fews until it was sub-divided.

Geographical features[edit]

The Fews Mountains run through both Fews Lower and Upper, with the range's highest peak, Carrigatuke (also known as Armaghbrague Mountain), standing at 1,200 ft., located in Fews Lower.[6] The County Water and Clarbane River both flow through Fews Upper. The Ballynacarry Bridge crosses the River Fane which is on the border between County Armagh and County Monaghan.[1][7]

List of settlements[edit]

Below is a list of settlements in Fews Upper:[1]


Villages and population centres[edit]

List of civil parishes[edit]

Below is a list of civil parishes in Fews Upper:[8][9]

  • Ballymyre
  • Creggan
  • Lisnadill (split with the barony of Armagh and Fews Lower)
  • Newtownhamilton


  1. ^ a b c "Fews Upper". Placenames Database of Ireland. Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  3. ^ Anthony David Mills. "A Dictionary of British Place-names". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
  4. ^ A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology. Oxford Reference.
  5. ^ a b PRONI Baronies of Northern Ireland
  6. ^ "Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland (1900)". Library Ireland. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  7. ^ "A37/N53 Cross-Border Ballynacarry Bridge - feasibility study". Border Ireland. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  8. ^ PRONI Civil Parishes of County Armagh
  9. ^ Baronies and civil parishes of County Armagh