Tandragee, Co. Armagh

Tandragee is a town in Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland. The town lies on the banks of the River Cusher. Today, it is best known as the home of Tayto crisps.

Tandragee

Co. Armagh

United Kingdom

Tandragee is a town in Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland. The town lies on the banks of the River Cusher in the Armagh, Banbridge, and Craigavon Borough Council area. It is best known as the home of Tayto crisps.

The town lies near Portadown in a hilly rural area of the north of Co. Armagh. The railway station closed on 4th January 1965 making transport more difficult. While a quiet town, it offers some high-speed thrills such as the annual motorcycle road races. There is also an airstrip in the town affording landing and take-off facilities for small aircraft.

US 6th Cavalry in Tandragee

US National Archives Photo. (Part of the US Army Signal Corps Photograph Collection). Over 1,500 men of the US 6th Cavalry were based at Tandragee Castle, Bannvale House and Gilford Castle. On 11th November 1943, they observed Armistice Day at the Tandragee War Memorial.

Places of Interest

The following places will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore more of the town's World War Two heritage.

Map showing St. Mark’s Church of Ireland, Tandragee, Co. Armagh

St. Mark’s Church of Ireland, Tandragee, Co. Armagh

2a Armagh Road, Tandragee, Co. Armagh

St. Mark's Church of Ireland stands on the hilltop looking over the town of Tandragee, Co. Armagh. The adjoining graveyard contains one Commonwealth War Grave from World War Two.

Map showing Tandragee Castle, Tandragee, Co. Armagh

Tandragee Castle, Tandragee, Co. Armagh

The Square, Tandragee, Co. Armagh

The site of Tandragee Castle has been a stronghold overlooking the town since the days of the O'Hanlon clan of Ulster who fought in the 1641 rebellion. In 1943, the US Army set up camp there.

Map showing Tandragee Golf Club, Tandragee, Co. Armagh

Tandragee Golf Club, Tandragee, Co. Armagh

Markethill Road, Tandragee, Co. Armagh

Tandragee Golf Club dates back to 1911 when a private course was designed for the 9th Duke of Manchester. Play continued on the course throughout World War Two.

Map showing Tandragee War Memorial, Castle Square, Tandragee, Co. Armagh

Tandragee War Memorial, Castle Square, Tandragee, Co. Armagh

Castle Square, Tandragee, Co. Armagh

The Tandragee War Memorial, made of Newry granite, stands in the main square of the Co. Armagh town, and marks the entrance to the famous Tandragee Castle.