6 Barrack St Armagh
Building has being vacant for a long number of years. complete restoration of 2 derelict properties on Barrack St and Little Barrack Street. It is intended that the building will accommodate 2 commercial units.
6 Barrack Street – Pre and Post restoration video
6 Barrack Street – Pre restoration video
6 Barrack Street – Post restoration video
Built around 1820, this building was a home from 1820 through to 1920 on the Valuation Revision Books. There used to be a vibrant horse fair around Barrack Street in times past.
Ivan Anderson’s Memories of living on Barrack Street Armagh.
Ivan Anderson was born in 1944 and his family moved to 8 Barrack Street in 1950.
‘When we family moved in, the building needed a lot of repair work. My Dad opened a Barber shop in the front room and we used the basement as a kitchen and the bedrooms were upstairs. We had a Soccer team on Barrack Street called the ‘Armagh Dynamo’s’ who played in the Under 15 league. We would all change into our gear in our garage!
I played cricket for Armagh and then went to QUB and married and moved to Lisburn in 1969. I remember when Barrack Street flooded in 1958 and there was 3ft of water in our basement kitchen. In the 1970’s we built an extension which incorporated a kitchen, lounge and store. My Mother Annie opened a Ladies Drapery shop where the Barbershop was in 1973 and it was called I&R’s named after myself and my brother Robert. The business was still in existence until the 1990’s. In 2004, My Mum Annie moved to a flat across the road. She died in 2008. The building is still owned by my nephew.’Ivan was arguably the most complete Irish cricketer in history and certainly one of the few players of his time who were good enough to play county cricket. He played for Armagh, Queens University, Waringstown and Ireland (1966–1985) He played 80 times for Ireland & had a highest first-class score of 147, and his best bowling in first-class cricket was 5/21. He had a higher score for Ireland in a non-first-class match, scoring 198 not out against Canada at the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club in September 1973, an innings that was the highest in all of Ireland’s matches until Eoin Morgan broke it in February 2007. (Source: Wikipedia)