"on the boreens and cratered side roads of South Armagh"
Crossmaglen Police Station
Creative Commons AttributionCrossmaglen Police Station - Credit: polandeze, Flickr

South Armagh is a primarily Catholic region of Northern Ireland, and has a longstanding 'Republican' (Irish Republican Army) tradition.  When the 'Troubles' began, a disturbance occurred in the border village of Crossmaglen where, in retaliation for attacks on Catholics, the IRA is said to have attacked a British barracks.

A number of British soldiers were attacked and killed in South Armagh over the years.  Many more took away psychological scars from the region.