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Portadown
Scots - Portadoun
Irish - Port an Dúnáin
Population 24,000 (est)
Irish grid reference J008537
 - Belfast 22 miles
District Craigavon Borough
County County Armagh
Constituent country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CRAIGAVON
Postcode district BT62, BT63
Dialling code 028
Police Northern Ireland
Fire Northern Ireland
Ambulance Northern Ireland
UK Parliament Upper Bann
European Parliament Northern Ireland
Website: www.portadowntown.com
List of places: UKNorthern IrelandCounty Armagh

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Portadown (from the Irish: Port an Dúnáin meaning "port of the fortress") is a town in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It has an estimated population around 30,000 which is roughly three quarters unionist and one quarter nationalist. Portadown is situated on the River Bann, in the north of County Armagh. It is part of the Craigavon Borough Council area. Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Armagh Area: 1,254 km² Population (est. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: ) is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ... In the Irish context, Unionists form a group of largely (though not exclusively) Protestant people in Ireland, of all social classes, who wish to see the continuation of the Act of Union, as amended by the Government of Ireland Act 1920, under which the Northern Ireland provincial state created in... Irish nationalism refers to political movements that desire greater autonomy or the independence of Ireland from Great Britain. ... The River Bann is the largest river in Northern Ireland. ... Statistics Province: Ulster County Town: Armagh Area: 1,254 km² Population (est. ... Craigavon Borough Council is a Local Council in County Armagh in Northern Ireland. ...


Portadown has a manufacturing sector that has grown beyond its roots in linen production to include carpet-weaving, baking and engineering. These industries all thrive against a backdrop of the traditional rural economy. For decades it has been the home of the Portadown Festival, which brings in thousands of participants in amateur dance, theatre, music and song. Torn linen cloth, recovered from the Dead Sea Linen is a material made from the fibers of the flax plant. ...


Although the town can trace its origins to at least the 17th century it was not until the Victorian era, and the arrival of the railway that it became a major town. Portadown is known as "The Hub of the North", the origin of this phrase coming from its central position in Northern Ireland and being a major railway junction in the past, where the Great Northern Railway's line diverged for Belfast, Dublin, Armagh and Derry. (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Queen Victoria (shown here on the morning of her accession to the Throne, 20 June 1837) gave her name to the historic era The Victorian era of the United Kingdom marked the height of the British Industrial Revolution and the apex of the British Empire. ... The Great Northern Railway (Ireland) (GNR(I) or GNRI), originally known as the Irish North Western Railway, was an Irish railway company. ... This article is about the city in Northern Ireland. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... For other places with similar names, see Derry (disambiguation) and Londonderry (disambiguation). ...

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History

Portadown was associated with the ancient and powerful local family of McCann who were among the area's earliest settlers. The town was the scene of an infamous massacre during the Irish Rebellion of 1641, when the Catholic insurgents killed around seventy of the Protestant townspeople on the bridge over the River Bann. The construction of the Newry Canal in 1740 and the later development of the railway lines to Belfast and Dublin, put Portadown at the hub of transport routes in Northern Ireland. The Irish Rebellion of 1641 began as an attempted coup détat by Irish Catholic gentry, but rapidly degenerated into bloody intercommunal violence between native Irish Catholics and English and Scottish Protestant settlers. ... Victoria Lock at the entrance to Newry ship canal in Carlingford Lough The Newry Canal, located in Northern Ireland, was built to link the Tyrone coalfields (via Lough Neagh and the River Bann) to the Irish Sea at Carlingford Lough near Newry. ... Events May 31 - Friedrich II comes to power in Prussia upon the death of his father, Friedrich Wilhelm I. October 20 - Maria Theresia of Austria inherits the Habsburg hereditary dominions (Austria, Bohemia, Hungary and present-day Belgium). ... This article is about the city in Northern Ireland. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ...


There are many companies that have been a part Portadown's history, one being W.D. Irwin & Sons Ltd Irwin's Bakery. Irwin's was established in 1912 by the grandfather (William David Irwin) of the existing joint managing directors, as a grocery retailer. W.D. Irwin's wife and sister-in-law were talented home-bakers, who began to bake cakes and bakery items for the shop. Soon additional bakers were employed to cope with the increasing trade, expanding the bakery out behind the shop. It moved to larger premises at Carn in 1994. The High Street Mall shopping centre currently stands in the place of the old bakery. Today Irwin's bakery is the largest independent bakery in Northern Ireland. Its bakery products are supplied to supermarket chains such as Sainsbury’s, Asda and Tesco, and other grocery chains, right down to small corner shops. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Portadown also boasts a large selection of academia. There are many primary and secondary schools in the area, and the town is home to one the the top Grammar Schools in Northern Ireland, Portadown College, which was opened in 1924. Portadown College is a state funded grammar school in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. ...


The Troubles

  • For more information see The Troubles in Portadown, which includes a list of incidents in Portadown during the Troubles resulting in two or more fatalities.

The Troubles in Portadown recounts incidents during, and the effects of, The Troubles in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Protestantism encompasses the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated with the doctrines of the Reformation. ... Hutchinson is the largest city and county seat of Reno County, Kansas, west of Kansas City, Missouri, on the Arkansas River. ... A peace dove, widely known as a symbol for peace, featuring an olive branch in the doves beak. ... Sectarianism is an adherence to a particular sect or party or denomination, it also usually involves a rejection of those not a member of ones sect. ...

Places of interest

With the establishment of the Millennium Court Arts Centre in 2002, the town has become improved since pre-Troubles times. Also see: 2002 (number). ...


People

  • Victor Sloan: a photographer and artist who lives and works in Portadown. His works are a response to political, social and religious concerns.
  • Ryan Harpur: a young footballer currently with Everton F.C.
  • Leigh Alderson , A young male ballet dancer, who left Portadown to train at The Royal Ballet School and going on to star in Scottish National Ballet and many BBC Documnetary Films about his life.
  • Adam Carroll , A young race driver currently competing in the formula one feeder series, GP2
  • David Simpson , DUP MP for Upper Bann - took the seat historically from David Trimble (Former Leader of Ulster Unionist Party) in 2005
  • Paddy Johns , Former Ireland and Ulster rugby player was born in Portadown

Route III (Lurgan), silver gelatin print, toners and gouache, Victor Sloan Victor Sloan (born Dungannon, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, 1945) is an Irish photographer and artist. ... George Gilmore (1898 – 1985) was a Irish Republican Army leader. ... Everton F.C. reserves central midfielder born on 1st December 1988. ... Colin Turkington is an auto racing driver from Newry in Northern Ireland, born on 21st March 1982. ... The British Touring Car Championship is a touring car racing series held each year in the United Kingdom and Ireland. ... Dame Mary Peters (born July 6, 1939) is a former British pentathlete. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Gloria Hunniford was a presenter on BBC radio and television. ... Adam Carroll during an autograph session at the Norisring race in june 2007 Adam Carroll (born October 26, 1982 in Portadown, Northern Ireland) is a Northern Irish race car driver. ... David Simpson (born 1959) is a Democratic Unionist politician in the United Kingdom. ... PADDY JOHNS [1] Paddy Johns was an Irish rugby union player from 1990 to 2000, with a reputation for being a bit of a hard-man. ...

Education

Ballyoran Primary School is a primary school located in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. ... Clounagh Junior High School is a comprehensive school on the Brownstown Road, Portadown, Northern Ireland. ... Drumcree College is a secondary school located in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. ... Edenderry Primary School is a non-denominational primary school situated in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. ... Portadown Independent Christian School is an independent primary and secondary school located in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. ... Portadown Integrated Primary is a primary school which opened in Portadown, Northern Ireland in 1990. ... Portadown College is a state funded grammar school in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. ...

Transport

Portadown railway station serves Portadown in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. ... is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ...

Sport

Annagh United is a Northern Ireland football club playing in the Irish Second Division . ... Third kit Portadown is a Northern Ireland football club, playing in the Carnegie Premier League, under the auspices of the Irish Football Association, the countrys football governing body. ...

References

  1. ^ Portadown. Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved on 2007-08-28.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

See also

This is a list page for towns in Northern Ireland. ... This is a list page for villages in Northern Ireland. ...

External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
Portadown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (617 words)
Portadown (Irish: Port an Dúnáin, "port of the fortress") is a town in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Portadown is situated on the River Bann, in the north of County Armagh.
Portadown is known as "The Hub of the North", the origin of this phrase coming from its central position in Northern Ireland and being a major railway junction in the past, where the Great Northern Railway's line diverged for Belfast, Dublin, Armagh and Derry.
A History of Portadown Loyalists (1907 words)
In 1641 Portadown and its districts were the scene of mass genocide when a sizeable proportion of its population were killed both in the town and the surrounding regions.
In the 1960's and 70's for example Portadown appears relatively peaceful when viewed beside trouble spots such as Belfast or Londonderry; this however, was not the case in the post 1985 period.
It would be inaccurate to say however that Portadown was divorced from the wider conflict; paramilitaries from the area and from both sides of the divide were responsible for some of the more prominent actions, both in the Irish republic and elsewhere in Ulster.
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