Madden, County Armagh

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Madden or Maddan (possibly from Irish: na Madain)[1][2] is a small village and townland in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It is within the Armagh City and District Council area. It had a population of 77 people (31 households) in the 2011 Census.[3] (2001 Census: 105 people)


The first Church of Ireland church was built at Madden in 1709. The glebe-house, which is also in Madden, was erected by the incumbent, the Reverend James Jones, and is "large and handsome". The church is "a very commodious edifice", rebuilt in 1816, by aid of a loan of £1000 from the late Board of First Fruits, and recently repaired by aid of a grant of £157 from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, according to Lewis in 1837.



The main sports in Madden are Gaelic games and road bowling. The local GAA club, Madden Raparees GAC (Ropairí na Madan), plays in county competitions at Intermediate level.

The road bowling club contains a number of All-Ireland champions at various grades.


  1. Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. Placenames NI
  3. "Madden". Census 2011 Results. NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 22 April 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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