Laurelvale is a village in the heart of County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom which includes the adjacent small hamlet of Mullavilly and is located seven miles north–east of Armagh and 3 miles south of Portadown. A village is a clustered human settlement or community, larger than a hamlet, but smaller than a Town or City. County Armagh ( Contae Ard Mhacha in Irish - from the height of Macha) is a county in Ulster in the north east of Ireland Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann Ulster Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a Country within the United Kingdom, lying in the northeast of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Mullavilly is a small hamlet in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom adjacent to the village of Laurelvale which includes Mullavilly The City of Armagh ( is an ancient religious site of worship of both celtic paganism and Christianity and the oldest of the five cities in Northern Ireland, Portadown ( is a former market town in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. In the 2001 Census Laurelvale had a population of 1,256 people. A nationwide Census, commonly known as Census 2001, was conducted in the United Kingdom on Sunday 29 April 2001
Laurelvale’s facilities include Mullavilly Primary School, a petrol station, small shops, designated open space and a nursing home on the village’s Portadown Road.
An Ulsterbus service operates between Portadown, Tandragee and Newry via Laurelvale. Portadown ( is a former market town in County Armagh, Northern Ireland. Tandragee (Tóin re Gaoith and occasionally spelt Tanderagee) is a small Town in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, on the Cusher River Newry ( short form An tIúr, "The Yew" is the fourth largest city in Northern Ireland and eighth on the island of Ireland.
Laurelvale was founded in the 1850s by Thomas Sinton JP (1826-1887) to house the workers in his linen mill, Thomas Sinton & Co. Events and Trends Industry Production of Steel revolutionized by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman Thomas Sinton JP (February 1826 - 20 August 1887) was an Irish industrialist and Magistrate. A Justice of the Peace ( JP) is a Puisne Judicial officer appointed by means of a commission to keep the peace Ltd, which was located in the village. At its height Sinton's Mill employed over one thousand people. The mill building, as well as the large residence built by Thomas Sinton, has since been demolished for development. The company remained in family ownership until 1945 when it was taken over by the Ministry of Defence and operated by Hoffmans (who produced Ball bearings for Gun turrets). Year 1945 ( MCMXLV) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar The Ministry of Defence ( MoD) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and is the headquarters A ball bearing is an engineering term referring to a type of Rolling-element bearing which uses Balls to maintain the separation between the moving parts A gun turret is a device that protects the crew or mechanism of a projectile firing weapon and at the same time lets the weapon be aimed and fired in many directions The Sinton family also ran mills and bleach-works in Tandragee, Killyleigh, Tullylish and at Ravarnet outside Hillsborough, County Down. Tandragee (Tóin re Gaoith and occasionally spelt Tanderagee) is a small Town in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, on the Cusher River Tullylish (In Irish: Tulach Lis means 'hill of the fort' is a small Village in County Down, Northern Ireland, one and a half miles Hillsborough ( Cromghlinn in Irish, Cromlyn in anglicized Gaelic) is an attractive Village in County Down, Northern The village has also a strong Unionist tradition as around the villages location is a large number of Orange Halls. The Orange Institution, more commonly known as the Orange Order or the Orange Lodge, is a Protestant fraternal organisation based predominantly
Thomas Sinton also built a large house in the village, Laurelvale House, which, following the Second World War, was the home of Michael Torrens-Spence, Lord Lieutenant of County Armagh. Captain Frederick Michael Alexander Torrens-Spence DSO, DSC, AFC ( 10 March 1914 &ndash 12 December, This is a list of people who have served as Lord-Lieutenant of Armagh. Laurelvale House has since been demolished to make way for housing development.
Mullavilly Primary School
Laurelvale F.C.'s ground is found in the Laurel Park area of the Village. Laurelvale are a Northern Irish football club playing in the Mid-Ulster Intermediate Section 1A The Villages Cricket Grounds and Social Club is located on the Mullavilly Road.
Laurelvale is classified as a Village by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (ie with population between 1,000 and 2,250 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 1,258 people living in Laurelvale. Events 1429 - Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Of these:
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