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County Antrim
County Antrim
(named after the town of Antrim, from Irish: Aontroim, meaning "lone ridge", [ˈeːnˠt̪ˠɾˠɪmʲ])[5]) is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland. Adjoined to the north-east shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 3,046 square kilometres (1,176 sq mi)[6] and has a population of about 618,000. County Antrim
County Antrim
has a population density of 203 people per square kilometre or 526 people per square mile.[7] It is also one of the thirty-two traditional counties of Ireland, as well as part of the historic province of Ulster. The Glens of Antrim
Glens of Antrim
offer isolated rugged landscapes, the Giant's Causeway is a unique landscape and a UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Site, Bushmills
Bushmills
produces whiskey, and Portrush
Portrush
is a popular seaside resort and night-life area. The majority of Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland, is in County Antrim, with the remainder being in County Down. It is currently one of only two counties of Ireland to have a majority of the population from a Protestant
Protestant
background, according to the 2001 census. The other is County Down
County Down
to the south.

Contents

1 Geography 2 Transport

2.1 Air 2.2 Rail 2.3 Sea

3 Population 4 Irish language 5 Religion 6 Administration 7 Settlements

7.1 Cities 7.2 Large towns 7.3 Medium towns 7.4 Small towns 7.5 Intermediate settlements 7.6 Villages 7.7 Small villages or hamlets

8 Subdivisions 9 History

9.1 Historic monuments 9.2 Saint Patrick 9.3 Linen

10 Notable residents 11 Flora and fauna 12 Sport 13 Surnames 14 See also 15 References 16 External links

Geography[edit]

The famed Glens of Antrim
Glens of Antrim
at Glendun

Fair Head
Fair Head
seen from Ballycastle

Columnar basalt at Giant's Causeway

Lisburn
Lisburn
railway station

Larne
Larne
Harbour

A large portion of Antrim is hilly, especially in the east, where the highest elevations are attained. The range runs north and south, and, following this direction, the highest points are Knocklayd 514 m (1,690 ft), Slieveanorra 508 m (1,670 ft), Trostan 550 m (1,800 ft), Slemish
Slemish
437 m (1,430 ft), Agnew's Hill 474 m (1,560 ft) and Divis
Divis
478 m (1,570 ft).[8] The inland slope is gradual, but on the northern shore the range terminates in abrupt and almost perpendicular declivities, and here, consequently, some of the finest coast scenery in the world is found, widely differing, with its unbroken lines of cliffs, from the indented coast-line of the west. The most remarkable cliffs are those formed of perpendicular basaltic columns, extending for many miles, and most strikingly displayed in Fair Head
Fair Head
and the celebrated Giant's Causeway. From the eastern coast the hills rise instantly but less abruptly, and the indentations are wider and deeper. On both coasts there are several resort towns, including Portrush
Portrush
(with well-known golf links), Portballintrae
Portballintrae
and Ballycastle; on the east Cushendun, Cushendall
Cushendall
and Waterfoot on Red Bay, Carnlough and Glenarm, Larne
Larne
on the Sea of Moyle, and Whitehead on Belfast Lough. All are somewhat exposed to the easterly winds prevalent in spring. The only island of size is the L-shaped Rathlin Island, off Ballycastle, 11 km (6.8 mi) in total length by 2 km (1.2 mi) maximum breadth, 7 km (4.3 mi) from the coast, and of similar basaltic and limestone formation to that of the mainland. It is partially arable, and supports a small population. Islandmagee
Islandmagee
is a peninsula separating Larne
Larne
Lough from the North Channel.[9] The valleys of the Bann and Lagan, with the intervening shores of Lough Neagh, form the fertile lowlands. These two rivers, both rising in County Down, are the only ones of importance. The latter flows to Belfast
Belfast
Lough, the former drains Lough Neagh, which is fed by a number of smaller streams. The fisheries of the Bann and of Lough Neagh (especially for salmon and eels) are of value both commercially and to sportsmen, the small town of Toome, at the outflow of the river, being the centre. Immediately below this point lies Lough Beg, the "Small Lake", about 4.5 m (15 ft) lower than Lough Neagh.[9] Transport[edit] County Antrim
County Antrim
has a number of air, rail and sea links. Air[edit] Northern Ireland's main airport, Belfast
Belfast
International Airport, at Aldergrove is in County Antrim. Belfast
Belfast
International shares its runways with the Royal Air Force
Royal Air Force
base RAF Aldergrove, which otherwise has its own facilities.[citation needed] It is the fifth-largest regional air cargo centre in the UK. There are regular services to Great Britain, Europe and North America. The region is also served by George Best
George Best
Belfast
Belfast
City Airport, a mile east of Belfast
Belfast
city centre on the County Down
County Down
side of the city, which was renamed in 2006 in honour of footballer George Best. Rail[edit] See also: Category:Railway stations in County Antrim The main Translink Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Railways routes are the major line between Belfast, Antrim, Ballymena, Coleraine
Coleraine
and Derry, Belfast
Belfast
to Carrickfergus
Carrickfergus
and Larne, the port for Stranraer
Stranraer
in Scotland and Coleraine
Coleraine
to Portrush. Sea[edit] Two of Northern Ireland's main ports are in County Antrim, Larne
Larne
and Belfast. Ferries sail from Larne
Larne
Harbour to destinations including Cairnryan
Cairnryan
in Scotland. The Port of Belfast
Belfast
is Northern Ireland's principal maritime gateway, serving the Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
economy and increasingly that of the Republic of Ireland. It is a major centre of industry and commerce and has become established as the focus of logistics activity for Northern Ireland. Around two-thirds of Northern Ireland's seaborne trade, and a quarter of that for Ireland as a whole is handled at the port, which receives over 6,000 vessels each year.[10] Population[edit] The population of County Antrim
County Antrim
was 615,384 according to recent census information, making it the most populous county in Northern Ireland. Irish language[edit] Statistics for 2009–2010 show 1,832 students attending the 12 Gaelscoileanna ( Irish language
Irish language
primary schools) and 1 Gaelcholáiste ( Irish language
Irish language
secondary school).[11] Religion[edit] The Presbyterian Church in Ireland
Presbyterian Church in Ireland
is the largest religious denomination, followed by the Catholic Church
Catholic Church
and the Anglican Church of Ireland. County Antrim
County Antrim
is one of two counties in Ireland in which the majority of people are Protestant, according to the 2001 census, the other being Down. The strong Presbyterian presence in the county is due largely to the county's historical links with lowland Scotland, which supplied many immigrants to Ireland. Protestants
Protestants
are the majority in most of the county, whilst Catholics are concentrated in Belfast, particularly the west of the city, the northeast, and on the shore of Lough Neagh. Administration[edit] The traditional county town is Antrim. More recently, Ballymena
Ballymena
was the seat of county government. The counties of Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
ceased to be administrative entities in 1973, with the reorganization of local government. In Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
the county structure is no longer used in local government. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is split into districts. The majority of County Antrim
County Antrim
residents are administered by the following nine councils:

Antrim and Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
Borough Council Ballymena
Ballymena
Borough Council Ballymoney
Ballymoney
Borough Council Belfast
Belfast
City Council Carrickfergus
Carrickfergus
Borough Council Larne
Larne
Borough Council Lisburn
Lisburn
City Council Moyle District Council

Small portions of the county are administered by councils that are based in neighbouring counties, notably the village of Aghagallon
Aghagallon
in the Craigavon Borough and the town of Portrush
Portrush
in the Coleraine Borough. The county contains within it the whole of five parliamentary constituencies:

Belfast
Belfast
North Belfast
Belfast
West East Antrim North Antrim South Antrim

Parts of the following five parliamentary constituencies are also in County Antrim:

Belfast
Belfast
East Belfast
Belfast
South East Londonderry Lagan Valley Upper Bann

Settlements[edit]

Ballycastle

Carnlough

Cities[edit] (places with official city status)

Belfast Lisburn

Large towns[edit] (population of 18,000 or more and under 75,000 at 2001 Census)[12]

Antrim Ballymena Carrickfergus Larne Newtownabbey

Medium towns[edit] (population of 10,000 or more and under 18,000 at 2001 Census)[12]

none

Small towns[edit] (population of 4,500 or more and under 10,000 at 2001 Census)[12]

Ballycastle Ballyclare Ballymoney Greenisland Jordanstown Portrush Randalstown

Intermediate settlements[edit] (population of 2,250 or more and under 4,500 at 2001 Census)[12]

Ahoghill Broughshane Crumlin Cullybackey Whitehead

Villages[edit] (population of 1,000 or more and under 2,250 at 2001 Census)[12]

Bushmills Carnlough Cloughmills Cogry
Cogry
& Kilbride Cushendall Doagh Dunloy Glenavy Kells Portglenone Templepatrick

Small villages or hamlets[edit] (population of less than 1,000 at 2001 Census)[12]

Aghagallon Aghalee Aldergrove Armoy Ballintoy Ballycarry Ballyeaston Ballygalley Ballynure Boneybefore Carnalbanagh Cargan Cushendun Dervock Glenarm Glynn Loughguile Moss-Side Newtown Crommelin Parkgate Portballintrae Rasharkin Stranocum Toome Cairncastle

Subdivisions[edit] Baronies Main article: Barony (Ireland)

Antrim Lower Antrim Upper Belfast
Belfast
Lower Belfast
Belfast
Upper Carrickfergus Cary Dunluce Lower Dunluce Upper Glenarm
Glenarm
Lower Glenarm
Glenarm
Upper Kilconway Massereene Lower Massereene Upper Toome
Toome
Lower Toome
Toome
Upper

Parishes Main article: List of civil parishes of County Antrim Townlands Main article: List of townlands in County Antrim History[edit]

Royal Avenue, Belfast. Photochrom
Photochrom
print circa 1890–1900.

At what date the county of Antrim was formed is not known, but it appears that a certain district bore this name before the reign of Edward II (early 14th century), and when the shiring of Ulster
Ulster
was undertaken by Sir John Perrot
John Perrot
in the 16th century, Antrim and Down were already recognised divisions, in contradistinction to the remainder of the province. The earliest known inhabitants were Mesolithic
Mesolithic
hunter-gatherers of pre-Celtic origin,[13] but the names of the townlands or subdivisions, supposed to have been made in the 13th century, are all of Celtic derivation.[9] In ancient times, Antrim was inhabited by a Celtic people called the Darini.[14] In the early Middle Ages, southern County Antrim
County Antrim
was part of the Kingdom of Ulidia, ruled by the Dál Fiatach
Dál Fiatach
clans Keenan and MacDonlevy/McDunlavey; the north was part of Dál Riada, which stretched into what is now western Scotland over the Irish Sea. Dál Riada was ruled by the O'Lynch clan, who were vassals of the Ulidians. Besides the Ulidians and Dál Riada, there were the Dál nAraide
Dál nAraide
of lower County Antrim, and the Cruthin, who were pre-Gaelic Celts and probably related to the Picts of Britain.[15] Between the 8th and 11th centuries Antrim was exposed to the inroads of the Vikings.[9] In the late 12th century Antrim became part of the Earldom of Ulster, conquered by Anglo-Norman invaders. A revival of Gaelic power followed the campaign of Edward Bruce
Edward Bruce
in 1315, leaving Carrickfergus
Carrickfergus
as the only significant English stronghold. In the late Middle Ages, Antrim was divided into three parts: northern Clandeboye, the Glynnes and the Route. The Cambro-Norman
Cambro-Norman
MacQuillans were powerful in the Route. A branch of the O'Neills of Tyrone migrated to Clandeboye in the 14th century, and ruled it for a time. Their family was called O'Neill Clannaboy. A Gallowglass
Gallowglass
sept, the MacDonnells, became the most powerful in the Glynnes in the 15th century. During the Tudor era (16th century) numerous adventurers from Britain attempted to colonise the region; many Scots settled in Antrim around this time.[16] In 1588 the Antrim coast was the scene of one of the 24 wrecks of the Spanish Armada in Ireland. The Spanish vessel La Girona was wrecked off Lacana Point, Giant's Causeway
Giant's Causeway
in 1588 with the loss of nearly 1,300 lives.[17] Antrim is divided into sixteen baronies. Lower Antrim, part of Lower Clandeboye, was settled by the sept O'Flynn/O'Lynn. Upper Antrim, part of Lower Clandeboye, was the home of the O'Keevans. Belfast
Belfast
was part of Lower Clandeboye and was held by the O'Neill-Clannaboys. Lower Belfast, Upper Belfast, and Carrickfergus
Carrickfergus
were also part of Lower Clandeboye. Cary was part of the Glynnes; ruled originally by the O'Quinn sept, the MacDonnell galloglasses from Scotland took power here in the late Middle Ages and some of the O'Haras also migrated from Connaught. Upper and Lower Dunluce were part of the Route, and were ruled by the MacQuillans. Upper and Lower Glenarm
Glenarm
was ruled by the O'Flynn/O'Lynn sept, considered part of the Glynns. In addition to that sept and that of O'Quinn, both of which were native, the Scottish Gallowglass
Gallowglass
septs of MacKeown, MacAlister, and MacGee, are found there. Kilconway
Kilconway
was originally O'Flynn/O'Lynn territory, but was held by the MacQuillans as part of the Route, and later by the gallowglass sept of MacNeill. Lower Massereene was part of Lower Clandeboye and was ruled by the O'Flynns and the O'Heircs. Upper Massereene was part of Lower Clandeboye, ruled by the O'Heircs. Upper and Lower Toome, part of the Route, were O'Flynn/O'Lynn territory. Misc was first ruled by the MacQuillans. Later, the Scottish Gallowglass
Gallowglass
MacDonnells and MacAlisters invaded. The MacDonnells were a branch of the Scottish Clan MacDonald; the MacAlisters traced their origin back to the Irish Colla Uais, eldest of the Three Collas. Islandmagee
Islandmagee
had, besides antiquarian remains, a notoriety as a home of witchcraft, and during the Irish Rebellion of 1641
Irish Rebellion of 1641
was the scene of an act of reprisal (for the massacre of Protestants) against the Catholic population by the Scottish Covenanter
Covenanter
soldiery of Carrickfergus.[9] In 1689 during the Williamite War in Ireland, County Antrim
County Antrim
was a centre of Protestant
Protestant
resistance against the rule of the Catholic James II. During the developing crisis James' garrison at Carrickfergus successfully repulsed an attempt by local Protestants
Protestants
to storm it. After the advance of the Irish Army under Richard Hamilton, all of County Antrim
County Antrim
was brought under Jacobite control. Later in the year a major expedition from England under Marshal Schomberg
Marshal Schomberg
landed in Belfast
Belfast
Lough and successfully laid siege to Carrickfergus. Having captured most of the largest towns of the area, they then marched southwards towards Dundalk. Historic monuments[edit]

Dunluce Castle.

Carrickfergus
Carrickfergus
Castle (1177)

See also: Castles in County Antrim The antiquities of the county consist of cairns, mounts or forts, remains of ecclesiastical and military structures, and round towers. There are three round towers: one at Antrim, one at Armoy, and one on Ram's Island in Lough Neagh, only that at Antrim being perfect. There are some remains of the ecclesiastic establishments at Bonamargy, where the earls of Antrim are buried, Kells, Glenarm, Glynn, Muckamore and Whiteabbey.[9] The castle at Carrickfergus, dating from the Norman invasion of Ireland, is one of the best preserved medieval structures in Ireland. There are, however, remains of other ancient castles, as Olderfleet, Cam's, Shane's, Glenarm, Garron Tower, Red Bay,[9] and Dunluce Castle, notable for its dramatic location on a rocky outcrop. The principal cairns are: one on Colin mountain, near Lisburn; one on Slieve True, near Carrickfergus; and two on Colinward. The cromlechs most worthy of notice are: one near Cairngrainey, to the north-east of the old road from Belfast
Belfast
to Templepatrick; the large cromlech at Mount Druid, near Ballintoy; and one at the northern extremity of Islandmagee. The mounts, forts and entrenchments are very numerous.[9] The natural rock formations of Giant's Causeway
Giant's Causeway
on the Antrim coast are now designated a UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Site. Saint Patrick[edit] Slemish, about eight miles (13 km) east of Ballymena, is notable as being the scene of St Patrick's early life.[9] According to tradition Saint Patrick
Saint Patrick
was a slave for seven years, near the hill of Slemish, until he escaped back to Great Britain. Linen[edit] Linen manufacturing was previously an important industry in the County. At the time Ireland produced a large amount of flax. Cotton-spinning by jennies was first introduced to Belfast
Belfast
by industrialists Robert Joy and Thomas M'Cabe in 1777; and twenty-three years later it was estimated that more than 27,000 people were employed in the industry within ten miles (16 km) of Belfast. Women were employed in the working of patterns on muslin. Notable residents[edit]

James Adair (1709–1783), born in County Antrim, explorer, trader, and historian[18] Charles Clinton Beatty (1715?–1772), born in County Antrim, noted clergyman in the New Jersey
New Jersey
area[18] John Bodkin Adams
John Bodkin Adams
(1899–1983), general practitioner born in Randalstown
Randalstown
and suspected of killing 163 patients while practising in Eastbourne, England.[19] William Arthur (1797–1875), born in Ballymena, noted antiquitarian and Baptist
Baptist
clergyman in the United States.[18] Joey Dunlop, OBE (1952–2000), from Ballymoney, five time World Motorcycle Champion. Amy James-Kelly
Amy James-Kelly
(1995-), born in Antrim, known for her role as Maddie Heath in Coronation Street Sir John Jamison (1776–1844), physician and naval surgeon from Carrickfergus
Carrickfergus
who became an important pioneering landowner and constitutional reformer in New South Wales, Australia. George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney
George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney
(1737–1806), from Ballymoney, first British Ambassador to China in 1772. Eva McGown
Eva McGown
(1883–1972), chorister, pioneer, and hostess in Alaska. John O'Kane Murray (1847–1885), born in Antrim, physician and noted author.[18] James Nesbitt
James Nesbitt
(1965—), from Broughshane
Broughshane
(though he lived near Coleraine
Coleraine
for most of his teenage and adult life), notable actor. Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson
(1952—), from Ballymena, notable actor. Tony McCoy
Tony McCoy
(1974–), from Moneyglass, notable jockey. Hugh Boyle (1897–1986), from Dunloy, Catholic Bishop of Port Elizabeth, 1951-1954, Bishop of Johannesburg, 1954-1976. General Sir James Steele (1894–1975), senior officer in the British Army who served in both World War I
World War I
and World War II. L

Flora and fauna[edit] Records of the seaweeds of County Antrim
County Antrim
were brought together and published in 1907 by J. Adams[20] who notes that the list contains 211 species. Batter's list, of 1902,[21] contained 747 species in his catalogue of British marine algae. Of the freshwater algae there are 10 taxa in the Charophyta (Charales) recorded from Co. Antrim: Chara aspera Deth. ex Willd. var. aspera; Chara globularis Thuill. var. globularis; Chara globularis var. virgata (Kütz.) R.D.;Chara vulgaris L. var. vulgaris; Chara vulgaris var. contraria (A. Braun ex Kütz.) J.A.Moore; Chara vulgaris var. longibracteata (Kütz.) J. Groves & Bullock-Webster; Chara vulgaris var. papillata Wallr. ex A. Braun; Nitella flexilis (L.) Ag. var. flexilis; Nitella translucens (Pers.) C.A. Ag. and Tolypella nidifica (O.Mull.) Leonh. var. glomerata (Desv.) R.D. Wood.[22] Sport[edit] Main article: Antrim GAA Surnames[edit] Most common surnames in County Antrim
County Antrim
at the time of the United Kingdom Census of 1901,[23] by order of incidence:

1. Wilson 2. Johnston 3. Thompson 4. Campbell 5. Smyth 6. Stewart 7. Moore 8. Robinson 9. Brown 10. Bell 11. McCrory

See also[edit]

Abbeys and priories in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
(County Antrim) List of townlands in County Antrim List of civil parishes of County Antrim Lord Lieutenant of Antrim High Sheriff of Antrim

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References[edit]

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^ Bonamargy Friary Guide Department of the Environment. ^ North-South Ministerial Council: 2004 Annual Report in Ulster
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Scots Archived 2 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine. ^ 2008 annual report in Ulster-Scots Tourism Ireland. ^ The Ulster-Scot, June 2011 Charlie 'Tha Poocher' Rennals. ^ Postal Towns/Bailte Poist, Northern Ireland
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Place-name Project. Queen's University Belfast. Retrieved 8 March 2012. ^ "Antrim". Encyclopædia Britannica.  ^ Divide the population of County Antrim
County Antrim
(618,108) by the area (3046 km2) ^ "Mountain Views". Simon Stewart. Retrieved 30 August 2010.  ^ a b c d e f g h i  One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Antrim (county)". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 152–154.  ^ "About Us". Belfast
Belfast
Harbour. Archived from the original on 29 May 2007.  ^ Statistics from the national Gaelscoil
Gaelscoil
management body, accessed at http://www.gaelscoileanna.ie/assets/Oid-Tr%C3%AD-Mhe%C3%A1n-na-Gaeilge-in-%C3%89irinn-sa-Ghalltacht-09_101.doc, January 2012 ^ a b c d e f "Statistical classification of settlements". NI Neighbourhood Information Service. Retrieved 23 February 2009.  ^ Waddell, John (1998). The Prehistoric Archaeology of Ireland. Galway: Galway University Press Limited. pp. 11–24.  ^ O'Rahilly, Thomas F. (1946). Early Irish History and Mythology. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. p. 7.  ^ O'Rahilly, Thomas F. (1946). Early Irish History and Mythology. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. pp. 341–352.  ^ Benn, George (1877). A History of the Town of Belfast. Belfast: Marcus Ward & Company. pp. 21 ff. ; Encyclopædia Britannica (14th edition), Antrim. ^ "La Girona" (PDF). # Annual Report of the Advisory Committee on Historic Wrecks, 2005. Advisory Committee on Historic Wreck Sites. p. 35. Retrieved 1 November 2008.  ^ a b c d Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607–1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1967.  ^ Cullen, Pamela V., "A Stranger in Blood: The Case Files on Dr John Bodkin Adams", London, Elliott & Thompson, 2006, ISBN 1-904027-19-9 ^ Adams, J.1907. The Seaweeds of the Antrim Coast. Scient. Pap. Ulster Fish. Biol. Ass. Vol.1: 29 – 37 ^ Batters, E.A.L. 1902. A catalogue of the British marine algae being a list of all the species of seaweed known to occur on the shores of the British Islands, with the localities where they are found. J. Bot., Lond. 40 (suppl.): (2) + 107. ^ Hackney, P. ed. Stewart & Corry's Flora of the North-east of Ireland. Third edition Institute of Irish Studies and The Queen's University of Belfast. ISBN 0 85389 446 9 ^ "Antrim Genealogy Resources & Parish Registers - Ulster". 

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List of places in County Antrim

Cities

Belfast
Belfast
(part) Lisburn
Lisburn
(part)

Towns

Antrim Ballycastle Ballyclare Ballymena Ballymoney Carrickfergus Larne Newtownabbey Portrush Randalstown

Villages

Aghagallon Aghalee Ahoghill Aldergrove Armoy Aughafatten Ballinderry Upper Ballinderry Lower Ballintoy Ballybogy Ballycarry Ballyeaston Ballygally Ballylinny Ballynure Ballyrobert Ballystrudder Ballyvoy Balnamore Bendooragh Broughshane Buckna Bushmills Capecastle Cargan Carnalbanagh Carncastle Carnlough Clogh Cloghmills Cogry-Kilbride Craigarogan Crumlin Cullybackey Cushendall Cushendun Dervock Derrymore Doagh Donegore Drains Bay Dunadry Dundrod Dunloy Gawley's Gate Glenarm Glenavy Glenoe Glynn Gracehill Grange Corner Greenisland Groggan Kells-Connor Kellswater Keshbridge Killead Knocknacarry Longkesh Loughguile Lurganure Lurganville Maghaberry Magheramorne Martinstown Mill Bay Millbank Milltown Moneyglass Monkstown Moss-Side Mounthill Mullaghboy Newtown Crommelin Parkgate Portballintrae Portbraddon Portglenone Rasharkin Roughfort Stoneyford Straid Stranocum Templepatrick Toome Tullynacross Waterfoot Whitehead

Townlands

Ballycraigy Barmeen Bonnybefore Broomhedge Broomhedge
Broomhedge
Lower Carnmoney Dunamuggy Dunmurry Dunseverick Galgorm Parks Glengormley Jordanstown Kilroot Lambeg Lisnagarvy Loughlynch Monkstown Rathcoole Solar Tobergill White Abbey

Landforms

Belfast
Belfast
Lough Benbane Head Black Mountain Cavehill Divis Fair Head Giant's Causeway Glens of Antrim Glenariff Forest Park Islandmagee Lagan Valley Larne
Larne
Lough Lough Beg Portmore Lough Rathlin Island Scawt Hill Slemish Slieve True Slieveanorra Forest Tievebulliagh Waterloo Bay

Baronies

Antrim Lower Antrim Upper Belfast
Belfast
Lower Belfast
Belfast
Upper Carrickfergus Cary Dunluce Lower Dunluce Upper Glenarm
Glenarm
Lower Glenarm
Glenarm
Upper Kilconway Massereene Lower Massereene Upper Toome
Toome
Lower Toome
Toome
Upper

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Volcanism

Antrim plateau Benevenagh Black Mountain Cavehill Divis Donald's Hill Giant's Causeway Murlough Bay Rathlin Island

Basalt
Basalt
columns at Giant's Causeway

Volcanic plugs

Carrick a Rede Scawt Hill Slemish Slieve Gallion Slieve Gullion Tievebulliagh

Dykes and Sills

Fair Head Ring of Gullion The Maidens The Skerries

Metamorphic

Benbradagh Loughermore Mourne Mountains Mullaghcarn Mullaghmore Sawel Mountain Slieve Bearnagh Slieve Binnian Slieve Commedagh Slieve Croob Slieve Donard Slieve Gallion Slieve Muck Sperrins

Sedimentary

Belmore Mountain Benaughlin Mountain Cuilcagh Hibernian Greensands Group Islandmagee Magheramorne Marble Arch Caves Slieve Rushen Ulster
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