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The 1821 – 1851 census returns were almost all destroyed in a fire, the 1861 – 1891 census returns were destroyed by the government. The 1901 – 1911 census returns are available on line free of charge on line on the National Archives of Ireland website.
This parish is in the barony of O'Neilland East and its situated 1 mile from portadown, the river bann runs through the parish. The population of the village has 9736 people. In the year 836 AD a battle was fought there between Blacar a Danish leader and O'Nial who was the Irish captain. The battle marked Lis na grilly meaning, 'the fort of the dagger' and to this day there are traces of a circular intrenchment.