Old Courthouse, 7 Main Street, Markethill, Co. Armagh. BT60 1PH (

MDE was formed in 1990 “to improve the quality of life for all those in Markethill and the surrounding district through economic, social and environmental projects”, to run parallel to and in harmony with Markethill District Community Project Ltd (1988-1998) — an Action for Community Employment (A.C.E.) scheme providing re-training and employment.

Widely supported on a genuine cross community basis by local people from various backgrounds with a wide range of skills, interests and talents, around 250 people attended the launch in Gosford House Hotel.

MDE had a development worker for some years and:

Cultural and Educational Users:

The Old Courthouse is Markethill’s “Tourist Information Centre”.

Map of Markethill and District