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Larne
Larne
(from Irish: Latharna, the name of a Gaelic territory)[3][4][5] is a seaport and industrial market town, as well as a civil parish, on the east coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland, with a population of 18,323 people in the 2008 Estimate. The Larne
Larne
Local Government District had a population of 32,180 in 2011.[6] It has been used as a seaport for over 1,000 years, and is today a major passenger and freight roll-on roll-off port.[7] Larne
Larne
is twinned with Clover, South Carolina which has named one of its schools, Larne
Larne
Elementary School,[8] after Larne. Larne
Larne
is administered by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council. Together with the neighbouring district of Carrickfergus
Carrickfergus
and part of Newtownabbey, it forms the East Antrim constituency for elections to the Westminster Parliament
Westminster Parliament
and Northern Ireland Assembly. The civil parish is situated in the historic barony of Glenarm
Glenarm
Upper.[9]

Contents

1 History

1.1 The Troubles

2 Geography

2.1 Civil parish
Civil parish
of Larne

3 Places of interest 4 Churches 5 Demography 6 Industry and commerce 7 Transport 8 Education 9 Public Services

9.1 Larne
Larne
Harbour Police

10 Notable people 11 Notable facts 12 Freedom of the borough 13 Sport 14 See also 15 References 16 Further reading 17 External links

History[edit]

Standing stone
Standing stone
near Cairncastle.

The coastal area around Larne
Larne
has been inhabited for millennia, and is thought to have been one of the earliest inhabited areas of Ireland, with these early human populations believed to have arrived from Scotland
Scotland
via the North Channel. The early coastal dwellers are thought to have had a sophisticated culture which involved trading between the shores of the North Channel and between other settlements on the coasts of Scotland. The coast of Scotland
Scotland
is in fact clearly visible from here. Archaeological digs in the area have found flintwork and other artefacts which have been assigned dates from 6000 BC onwards. The term Larnian has even been coined by archaeologists to describe such flintworks and similar artefacts of the Mesolithic
Mesolithic
era (and one time to describe Mesolithic
Mesolithic
culture in Ireland as a whole).[10][11][12] Larnian is also currently used to refer to people from Larne. The river Inver runs through Larne
Larne
and was the name of a small village (now an area in Larne) to one side of the current Larne
Larne
town. Its name is an anglicised spelling of the Irish inbhear, meaning "river-mouth, estuary". The oldest recorded name for Larne Lough
Larne Lough
is the Irish Loch Ollarbha (loch meaning "inlet") and Inbhear nOllarbha'.[13] Larne Lough
Larne Lough
is thought to have been mentioned by the Roman Emperor Serverus who described how, in 204AD, a Roman slave galley bound for Scotland
Scotland
was blown off course and took shelter in a place that they called Portus Saxa ("Port of the Standing stones").[citation needed] Larne
Larne
takes its name from Latharna, a Gaelic territory or túath that was part of the Ulaid
Ulaid
minor-kingdom of Dál nAraidi.[14] The name spelt as Latharne was used at one point in reference to the Anglo-Norman cantred of Carrickfergus.[14] Latharna
Latharna
itself means "descendants of Lathar", with Lathar according to legend being a son of the pre-Christian king Úgaine Mór.[15] The area where the modern town sits was known in Irish as Inbhear an Latharna
Latharna
("rivermouth of Latharna") and was later anglicised as Inver Larne
Larne
or simply Inver. The territorial name Latharna
Latharna
was only applied exclusively to the location of the present town in recent centuries. There was Viking
Viking
activity in the area during the 10th and 11th centuries AD. Viking
Viking
burial sites and artefacts have been found in the area and dated to that time.[16] Ulfreksfjord was an Old Norse
Old Norse
name for Larne
Larne
Lough. According to the Norse historian Snorri Sturluson, Connor, King of Ireland, defeated Orkney
Orkney
Vikings at Ulfreksfjord in 1018. This was later anglicised as Wulfrickford. Other Norse-derived names for Larne Lough
Larne Lough
and the surrounding area are found in various records. They include Woking's Fyrth, Wolderfirth, Wolverflete and Olderfleet. The only one that survives is Olderfleet. The ending -fleet comes from the Norse fljot, meaning "inlet".[17] Older- may come from the Norse oldu, meaning "wave".[17] However, P.W. Joyce in his Irish Names of Places suggests that it comes from Ollarbha, the Irish name for the river.[18]

Ruins of Olderfleet Castle

In the 13th Century the Scots Bissett family built Olderfleet Castle at Curran Point. In 1315 Edward the Bruce
Edward the Bruce
of Scotland
Scotland
(brother of Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland) landed at Larne
Larne
with his 6000 strong army en route to conquer Ireland, where Olderfleet Castle
Olderfleet Castle
was of strategic importance. Edward saw Ireland as another front in the ongoing war against Norman England. In 1569 Queen Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, appointed Sir Moyses Hill as the governor of Olderfleet Castle. It was seen as strategically important for any Tudor conquest of Ulster. Following the 17th century Union of the Crowns
Union of the Crowns
of Scotland, England and Ireland under James VI & I many more settlers would have arrived to Ulster via Larne
Larne
during the Plantation of Ulster. The area around County Antrim itself, however, was not part of the official 17th century Plantation; instead many Scottish settlers arrived in the area through private settlement in the 17th century (as they had also been doing for centuries before). During the 18th century many Scots-Irish emigrated to America from the port of Larne. A monument in the Curran Park commemorates the Friends Goodwill, the first emigrant ship to sail from Larne
Larne
in May 1717, heading for Boston, New England
New England
in the modern United States. Boston's long standing Scots-Irish roots can be traced to Larne. The town is documented as being the first in county Antrim to be taken by United Irishmen during the ill-fated rebellion of 1798. The Protestant rebels from this area (almost entirely Presbyterian) filled Larne
Larne
and engaged the government forces around 2am on the morning of the 7th of June. This surprise attack drove the garrison to flee the town, at which point the rebel force marched off to join up with McCracken and fight in the Battle of Antrim.[19] In 1914, Loyalists opposed to the Home Rule Act 1914
Home Rule Act 1914
prepared for armed resistance. In an episode known as the Larne Gun Running
Larne Gun Running
German, Austrian and Italian weapons with ammunition were transported into the ports of Larne
Larne
and Bangor in the dead of night and distributed throughout Ulster.[20] This event marked a major step in cementing the right to Ulster Unionist self-determination, with the recognition of such a right ultimately leading to the creation of Northern Ireland. The Troubles[edit] Larne
Larne
throughout the course of The Troubles
The Troubles
had a significant paramilitary presence in the town, mostly through the presence of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) and Ulster Defence Association
Ulster Defence Association
(UDA). For further information see UDA South East Antrim Brigade. The town suffered a number of IRA bomb attacks during The Troubles, notably including a large car bomb at the King's Arms hotel[21] in 1980 that caused damage to the main shopping areas, for which the PIRA claimed responsibility. This incident was raised in Parliament at the time.[22] Incidents which involved fatalities

16 September 1972 Sinclair Johnston a UVF member, was shot by the Royal Ulster Constabulary
Royal Ulster Constabulary
during street disturbances in the town when the Royal Ulster Constabulary
Royal Ulster Constabulary
were protecting Catholics living in St Johns Place.[23] 20 November 1974:Kevin Regan died from his injuries received in a UVF attack five days before on Maguires bar on Lower Cross Street. The Larne
Larne
UDA blamed the IRA for the attack.[24] 6 February 1975:Colette Brown, a Catholic, was found by the side of the Killyglen Road after being shot by Loyalists.[25] Two men, one a UVF member the other a Lance Corporal in the UDR [Ulster Defence Regiment ] were later convicted of her murder..[26] 8 September 1975:Michael O'Toole a Catholic, died from his injuries sustained in a loyalist booby trap bomb attached to his car two days previously.[27] 24 August 1980: Rodney McCormick a Catholic and Irish Republican Socialist Party member, was shot dead by the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) in the Antiville area of the town. The Royal Ulster Constabulary convicted the gunmen involved.[28] 11 July 2000: Andrew Cairns a UVF member, was killed by members of the UDA[29] at an eleventh night bonfire celebration in a suspected loyalist feud at Boyne Square. He may also have been murdered due to his alleged involvement in an earlier assault.[30] The Royal Ulster Constabulary detective inspector George Montgomery, did not find any motive for the murder. David Ervine(PUP) stated that there was no Loyalist
Loyalist
feud.[31]

Geography[edit]

Photograph looking north from Islandmagee
Islandmagee
illustrating the proximity to Scotland.

In the foreground is Islandmagee
Islandmagee
in Northern Ireland, followed by Stena Line
Stena Line
ferries entering and leaving Larne, and The Maidens lighthouses.

In the background are the Scottish Paps of Jura
Paps of Jura
on the left and Mull of Kintyre on the right.

Larne
Larne
sits on the western side of a narrow inlet that links Larne Lough to the sea. On the eastern side of the inlet is a peninsula called Islandmagee. To the west of Larne
Larne
is the ancient volcanic formation of Antrim Plateau, with its glaciated valleys scenically sweeping down to the sea to the north of Larne
Larne
in what are known as the Glens of Antrim. Larne
Larne
is 25 miles from the Scottish mainland, with stunning views across the North Channel towards the Mull of Kintyre, Rhins of Galloway, Islay
Islay
and Paps of Jura
Paps of Jura
often visible from the Larne
Larne
area – this proximity to Scotland
Scotland
has had a defining influence on Larne's history and culture. The town is within the small parish of the same name. Like the rest of Ireland, this parish is divided into townlands. The following is a list of townlands within Larne's urban area, along with their likely etymologies:[32]

Antiville (likely from An Tigh Bhile meaning "the house of the old tree") Ballyboley (from Baile Buaile meaning "townland of the booley/dairy place") Ballycraigy
Ballycraigy
(from Baile Creige meaning "townland of the rocky outcrop") Ballyloran (from Baile Loairn meaning "Loarn's townland") Blackcave North Blackcave South Curran and Drumalis (from Córran meaning "crescent" and Druim a' Lios meaning "ridge of the ringfort") Greenland Inver (from Inbhear meaning "rivermouth")

Many streetnames in Larne
Larne
end in brae, such as 'Whitla's Brae' which comes from the Scots for "hillside". Civil parish
Civil parish
of Larne[edit] The civil parish contains the following townlands:[9] Antiville, Ballyboley, Ballycraigy, Ballyloran, Blackcave North, Blackcave South, Curran and Drumaliss, Glebe, Greenland and Town Parks.

Panorama of the Antrim Plateau
Antrim Plateau
and Antrim Coast from the Blackcave area of Larne. From left to right (panning from West to North): Craigy Hill, Agnew's Hill, Sallagh Braes, Knock Dhu, Scawt Hill, Drains Bay, Ballygally Head, North Channel

Places of interest[edit]

Looking towards Chaine Memorial
Chaine Memorial
Tower and north along the Antrim Coast towards the Glens

The bandstand on Larne
Larne
Main Street. Removed in 2016 during upgrade work to the town centre pavements.

Maze
Maze
in the shape of Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
in Carnfunnock Country Park

The town has several parks:[33]

The Town Park sits above the picturesque Promenade area, with walks from Waterloo Bay
Waterloo Bay
towards the Chaine Memorial
Chaine Memorial
Tower at Sandy Bay – a lighthouse and memorial to the founder of Larne
Larne
Harbour sea route to Scotland. The Leisure Centre is nearby. The Promenade leads on to . The Chaine Park contains the burial site of James Chaine and offers picturesque views over the North Channel. The Curran park has a large children's play area, bowling facilities and camping. There are also tributes to emigrants to North America and Larne's connections with North America. The Dixon Park contains a 2 hectare open green space area with bandstand. Smiley park is a small park in the centre of the town also with tributes to emigrants to North America who left from the port of Larne. Playing fields and cricket grounds at Sandy Bay. Carnfunnock Country Park, 3.5 miles north of Larne
Larne
is a large site with camping, caravanning, gardens, maze of Northern Ireland, sundials, children's play area, mini-golf, 9 hole pitch and putt golf course, Miniature railway, WOW balls, treasure trails, orienteering course, and walks.

Larne
Larne
Leisure Centre offers a 25m indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, weights, fitness, sports hall and theatre. It is situated at Sandy Bay near the picturesque Promenade area.[34] Larne
Larne
Museum & Arts Centre, situated in the Carnegie Centre in the centre of the town.[35] Olderfleet Castle
Olderfleet Castle
is the ruins of a 13th-century castle at Curran Point, near the Chaine Memorial
Chaine Memorial
Tower. Cairndhu Golf Course is an 18-hole course situated atop of Ballygally Head.[36] Larne
Larne
Golf Course on sits atop of the Islandmagee peninsula[37] Nearby sandy beaches at:

Sandy Bay (small beach) Drains Bay, just to the northern edge of the town. Ballygally, 5 miles north from centre of Larne. Ballygally
Ballygally
Beach has recently won top awards for cleanliness[38] and is rated to have top water quality for bathing. Browns Bay at the tip of Islandmagee
Islandmagee
formerly offered camping and caravanning (campsite closed 2015). Glenarm, 10 miles north from centre of Larne. Carnlough, 12 miles north from centre of Larne.

Waterfalls and forest walk are at nearby Glenoe, 5 miles inland. Magheramorne, 5 miles to the south along Larne
Larne
Lough, has a marina; a Mountainbiking course and an all-Ireland diving centre are currently under construction at the old Magheramorne
Magheramorne
lime quarry and cement works.[citation needed][39] The film studio at Magheramorne
Magheramorne
was used to film much of HBO
HBO
TV Series Game of Thrones, where the quarry wall was used as a back-drop for much of the series, along with scenery at the Antrim Plateau
Antrim Plateau
near Cairncastle. Diving tours are also available off the coast. The lighthouse on The Maidens rocks hosts a colony of seals. Numerous coastal bird species and other wildlife such as otters, whales and dolphins are often visible along the Larne
Larne
coastal area. Castle and estate of the Earl of Antrim in the nearby fishing village of Glenarm, 12 miles north, has walled gardens and often hosts Ulster Scots cultural events such as the Dalriada Festival
Dalriada Festival
and Highland Games. Larne Lough
Larne Lough
is a protected bird-watching area and designated Special Protection Area, Area of Special
Special
Scientific Interest and Ramsar wetland site to protect both birds and shellfish. There are numerous stables horse-riding facilities in the area and pony trekking tours are available.

Churches[edit]

St. MacNissi's Church, Larne

There are a number of Christian churches in Larne, including the following in alphabetical order:

All Saints' Church. This Church of Ireland parish church was constructed in 1962 in the then newly built Craigyhill estate[40] with a hall added in 1971. It was originally a "daughter church" of the parish of St Cedma's, before being united with St Patrick's, Cairncastle, to form a new parish grouping. Church of God Larne. An Evangelical Pentecostal Church Located in Princes Gardens First Larne
Larne
Presbyterian Church. This Church describes itself "as one of the oldest Presbyterian congregations in Ireland "[41] on its website. It is the home of the Larne
Larne
music festival.[42] Gardenmore Presbyterian Church. Gardenmore is one of three Presbyterian Churches in the town of Larne. Although Presbyterians have been in Larne
Larne
since the early 1600s, nothing is known about the origins of the congregation, although the church is believed to have been in existence for some years prior to the building of a meeting-house in 1769. Larne
Larne
Baptist Church Larne
Larne
Congregational Church. This church was founded in 1879 by Rev James Orr, but nothing is recorded about other founding members and nothing is known about Rev Orr except that his time as minister lasted for six years until 1885 and that he had died before February 1910 when the new church was built at 38–40 Curran road. Before this there was an old tin/iron building on the Clonlee which was the original meeting place. It was known as the tin tabernacle. After it became unusable due to rust and decay, the church members met at 139 Main street in the town and some meetings were held in Rev Archibald Mackinlay's home at 20 Clonlee. Around this time (1900 approx) monthly meetings were being held in the Intermediate school at Barnhill. This school was actually the end house in the terrace beside the Orange hall and is now a house again. Larne
Larne
Elim Pentecostal Larne
Larne
Free Presbyterian Church Larne
Larne
Methodist Church. This church is one of three and is the main Methodist Church on the Larne
Larne
Circuit. The other Churches on the circuit are Craigyhill and Carnlough
Carnlough
Methodist Churches. The Methodist Church in Larne
Larne
has maintained a presence in the town ever since visits from the founder of the Methodist Church Rev John Wesley. Methodism seeks to be "a friend to all and an enemy to none" and this is what the Larne
Larne
circuit has tried to achieve through many years of ministry. The Methodist Church throughout the circuit is involved in many community and ecumenical organisations throughout the town. The previous Superintendent the Rev Andrew Kingston was always in awe of the great relationship this group built up between the churches in Larne. Larne
Larne
Seventh-Day Adventist Church Old Presbyterian Church of Larne
Larne
and Kilwaughter St. Anthony's Church St. Cedma's Parish Church. The oldest church in Larne
Larne
is the St. Cedma's Church, the local Anglican or Church of Ireland parish church. Records show a church in the area going back to the 12th century,[43] with the current building dating from around 1350.[44] The Church has a traditional lychgate, made of Burma teak, which leads into the graveyard, featuring headstones dating back as far as 1677.[45] The Most Reverend Alan Buchanan served in the parish before being elevated to the position of Archbishop of Dublin. The site is believed to have once contained a friary.[46] St. MacNissi's Church. This Catholic Church was built in 1857–1859 and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2009. It was built with basalt and sandstone dressings. It was designed by Robert Young of Belfast. There has been a church here since 1831, erected shortly after the Catholic Emancipation
Catholic Emancipation
Act of 1829, but proved to be too small. Enlargements were made in 1905 and a thorough restoration was carried out in 1993.

Demography[edit] Larne
Larne
is classified as a Large Town by the Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)[47] On Census Day 27 March 2011, in Larne
Larne
Local Government District, considering the resident population:

0.60% were from an ethnic minority population and the remaining 99.40% were white (including Irish Traveller); 24.87% belong to or were brought up in the Catholic religion and 68.16% belong to or were brought up in a 'Protestant and Other Christian (including Christian related)' religion; 69.81% indicated that they had a British national identity, 10.10% had an Irish national identity and 31.35% had a Northern Irish national identity*.

Respondents could indicate more than one national identity On Census Day 27 March 2011, in Larne
Larne
Local Government District, considering the population aged 3 years old and over:

19.20% had some knowledge of Ulster Scots; 4.39% had some knowledge of Irish; 0.79% did not have English as their first language.[48]

Industry and commerce[edit]

Larne
Larne
in March 2007, with the FG Wilson plant dominating the top of the picture, Moyle Hospital in the centre, and the Laharna Retail Park (site of the former Invercon paper mill) at the bottom.

Ballylumford power station
Ballylumford power station
– Northern Ireland's main power station, providing half of all Northern Ireland's electricity. Headquarters of Caterpillar (NI) Limited (part of the Caterpillar group) – a major employer in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
and manufacturer of diesel and gas generators.[49] InspecVision Ltd. – Industrial Inspection Equipment. Terumobct – Japanese manufacturer of intravenous drip solutions and blood products.[50] LEDCOM ( Larne
Larne
Enterprise Development Company) and business park[51] B9 Energy – renewable energy development[52] Wind NI – Wind Power Development Solutions

A variety of shops can be found mainly along Larne
Larne
Main Street, Dunluce Street, Laharna Retail Park, and large supermarkets off the Harbour Highway near the harbour. A variety market is also held every Wednesday at the Larne
Larne
Market Yard.[53] Transport[edit]

Ferries sail from the harbour to Cairnryan
Cairnryan
in Scotland. Passenger services are operated by P&O Irish Sea which describes the crossings from Larne
Larne
to Scotland
Scotland
as "the shortest, fastest crossings" due to the close proximity that Larne
Larne
has to Scotland. Larne
Larne
is connected to Belfast
Belfast
by the A8 road. The A2 road or 'Antrim coast road' which runs along the Antrim coast, and passes through the scenic Glens of Antrim, also serves the town. South of the town the A2 passes the side of Larne
Larne
Lough, via Glynn, Magheramorne, and Ballycarry, to Whitehead and Carrickfergus. The A36 road runs from the town to Ballymena. The Belfast–Larne railway line
Belfast–Larne railway line
connects to Belfast
Belfast
Great Victoria Street railway station and Belfast
Belfast
Central, via Whitehead, Carrickfergus
Carrickfergus
and Jordanstown, also connects Larne
Larne
to the Northern Ireland Railways network. Currently there is no freight transport by rail in Northern Ireland. Both Larne Town railway station
Larne Town railway station
and Larne Harbour railway station opened on 1 October 1862 and closed for goods traffic on 4 January 1965.[54] The Ballymena
Ballymena
and Larne
Larne
Railway was a narrow gauge railway. It opened in 1878, was closed to passengers in 1933 and finally completely closed in 1950. Another line ran from Larne
Larne
to Ballyclare
Ballyclare
and some parts of it can still be made out where it ran along the Six Mile valley.

Larne
Larne
Harbour from the hill at Inver. 

P&O "Express" fast passenger ferry entering Larne
Larne
harbour. 

Freight ship docking at the port. 

The iconic Blackcave Tunnel or "Black Arch" at the start of the scenic Antrim Coast Road
Antrim Coast Road
at the northern edge of Larne. 

Railway just south of Larne. 

Education[edit] There are a number of educational establishments in the area: Primary Schools:

Antiville Primary School CLOSED Cairncastle
Cairncastle
Primary School Corran Integrated Primary School Glynn
Glynn
Primary School Linn Primary School Larne
Larne
& Inver Primary School Moyle Primary School Olderfleet Primary School St. Anthony's Primary School St. Macnissi's Primary School St. Mary's Primary School CLOSED Toreagh Primary School

Secondary Schools:

Larne
Larne
Grammar School Larne
Larne
High School St Killian's College, Garron Tower (recent amalgamation of St. Comgall's College and St. MacNissi's College, Garron Tower)

Further education:

Northern Regional College
Northern Regional College
(formerly Larne
Larne
Technical College)

Public Services[edit]

Larne
Larne
Town Hall

Larne
Larne
Fire Station Larne
Larne
Library Larne
Larne
Police Station Larne
Larne
Ambulance Station Moyle Hospital (limited services after closure of accident & emergency) RNLI
RNLI
Larne
Larne
Lifeboat Station

Larne
Larne
Harbour Police[edit] Larne Harbour Police
Larne Harbour Police
is a small specialised police force, with approximately seven officers,[55] responsible for policing Larne Harbour 24 hours a day.[56] The officers of the force are sworn in as special constables under the Harbours, Docks, and Piers Clauses Act 1847, and are responsible to Larne
Larne
Harbour Ltd. Jurisdiction of the constables extends to one mile beyond the harbour complex.[57] The force is subject to the oversight of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland.[58] Notable people[edit]

Nicholas Saunderson, Mathematician[59] Smiley Baronets, series of baronets important in History of Larne Dianne Barr, Paralympic Swimmer Billy Brown, Musician James Chaine Member of Parliament and Lairne's Tower, Chaine Memorial Tower. Dave Clements, Footballer and football manager. Fyfe Ewing, Musician, Drummer, formerly with rock band Therapy? Robert Ferguson, Disc jockey Keith Gillespie, Sheffield United and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
midfielder. Mark Haggan, Businessman & Charity activist Richard Hayward, actor, singer and author Valerie Hobson, actress Jeff Hughes, Footballer Michael Hughes, Wimbledon and Coventry City
Coventry City
footballer Whitford Kane, actor of stage and screen Valerie Lilley, actor from TV programme Shameless Phillip Magee, The X Factor (UK series 2)
The X Factor (UK series 2)
finalist. Sir Ivan Magill, innovating anaesthetist, went to Larne
Larne
Grammar school Dave McAuley, former IBF Flyweight world champion boxer. Gareth McAuley, current West Bromwich Albion
West Bromwich Albion
defender. Adam McGurk, Professional Footballer Bobby McKee, Democratic Unionist Party
Democratic Unionist Party
councillor and former Mayor of Larne[60] Jack McKee, Alderman and Veteran Loyalist
Loyalist
politician and brother of Bobby. Michael McKeegan, Musician, with rock band Therapy? Amanda McKittrick Ros, author and poet taught at Millbrook National School in the 1880s. Eddie McMorran, Footballer Eddie Mooney, Musician, with The Dakotas and The Fortunes. Hugh Nelson, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
(1830–1893). Robert Nelson, electronic music producer making up half of Agnelli & Nelson. Jonathan Rea, world superbike rider Emily Reid, international equestrian Keith Semple of One True Voice from the ITV series Popstars The Rivals. Harry Towb, Actor

Notable facts[edit]

Larnite – this mineral is named after Larne
Larne
[61]

Freedom of the borough[edit] In memory of a battle in the town of Musa Qala
Musa Qala
in Afghanistan in 2006, involving the Royal Irish Regiment, a new regimental march, composed by Chris Attrill and commissioned by Larne
Larne
Borough Council, was gifted to the regiment on Saturday 1 November 2008 in Larne, during an event in which the regiment was also presented with the 'Freedom of the Borough'. This gave the regiment the right to march through the towns of the borough with 'flags flying, bands playing and bayonets fixed'. The march was named Musa Qala.[62] Sport[edit]

Latharna
Latharna
Óg GAA Larne
Larne
F.C. Larne
Larne
Technical Old Boys F.C. Wellington Recreation F.C. Larne
Larne
R.F.C. Larne
Larne
Hockey Club Larne
Larne
Cricket Club Larne
Larne
Golf Club Cairndhu Golf Club Cairndhu Rowing Club East Antrim Boat Club Larne
Larne
Boat Club Larne
Larne
Bowling & Lawn Tennis Club Larne
Larne
Athletics Club Larne
Larne
Swimming Club Larne
Larne
& District Game Angling Association Larne
Larne
Archery Club

See also[edit]

List of civil parishes of County Antrim List of RNLI
RNLI
stations Larne
Larne
Gun Running Lathar

References[edit]

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Northern Ireland
Place-Name Project. Queen's University Belfast. ^ Room, Adrian. Placenames of the World. McFarland, 2006. p.213 ^ Census 2011 Population Statistics for Larne
Larne
Local Government District, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Statistics and Research Agency, 2016. Accessed 2017-01-17 ^ Tibus, Website design and website development by. "Port Of Larne
Larne
– About Us – History". Retrieved 16 April 2017.  ^ " Larne Elementary School
Larne Elementary School
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Further reading[edit]

Cowsill, Miles (1998). Stranraer–Larne: The Car Ferry Era. Narberth, Pembrokeshire: Ferry Publications. ISBN 1871947405. 

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Armagh Banbridge Cookstown Craigavon Downpatrick Dundonald Dungannon Holywood Limavady Strabane

Small

Ballycastle Ballyclare Ballymoney Ballynahinch Carryduff Coalisland Comber Donaghadee Dromore Kilkeel Magherafelt Newcastle Portrush Portstewart Randalstown Warrenpoint

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Towns

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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
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Baronies

Antrim Lower Antrim Upper Belfast
Belfast
Lower Belfast
Belfast
Upper Carrickfergus Cary Dunluce Lower Dunluce Upper Glenarm
Glenarm
Lower Glenarm
Glenarm
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Parks

London

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Ports

Belfast
Belfast
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Larne
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