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Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
is a large settlement north of Belfast
Belfast
in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Sometimes considered to be a suburb of Belfast, it is separated from the rest of the city by Cavehill
Cavehill
and Fortwilliam golf course. At the 2001 Census, Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
Urban Area had a population of 62,056, making it the fourth largest settlement in Northern Ireland. It is part of Antrim and Newtownabbey
Antrim and Newtownabbey
Borough Council. Largely a residential area, Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
is also home to many engineering and computer industries. Retail and leisure facilities include the Abbey Centre, the Valley Leisure Centre, the Ballyearl Arts & Leisure Centre, The Theatre at the Mill, Glengormley Moviehouse, Glengormley
Glengormley
Sportsbowl and three large public parks. The main campus for the University of Ulster
University of Ulster
is based in the Jordanstown area of Newtownabbey. Although the Jordanstown
Jordanstown
campus of the University of Ulster
University of Ulster
is due to merge with the current Belfast
Belfast
campus which is due to be completed by 2018.

Contents

1 History

1.1 The Troubles

2 Geography

2.1 Townlands 2.2 Electoral areas and wards

3 Demography 4 Education 5 Sport 6 Churches 7 Transport

7.1 Trains 7.2 Buses 7.3 Roads

8 Twin towns 9 References 10 External links

History[edit] Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
was formed by the merging of seven villages; Carnmoney, Glengormley, Jordanstown, Monkstown, Whiteabbey, Whitehouse and Whitewell. It was formally brought into being on 1 April 1958. Before its inception the expanse fell under the jurisdiction of the Belfast Rural District Council. The timeline of the local government authority is: Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
Urban District Council (1958–1973), Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
District Council (1973–1977), Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
Borough Council (1977–2015) and Antrim & Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
District Council (2015– ). The Troubles[edit] For more information see The Troubles
The Troubles
in Newtownabbey, which includes a list of incidents in Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
during The Troubles
The Troubles
resulting in two or more deaths. Geography[edit]

The Glengormley
Glengormley
area of Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
from Carnmoney
Carnmoney
Hill

Townlands[edit] Below is a list of townlands that are within Newtownabbey's urban area, alongside their likely etymologies.

Ballybought (from Irish: Baile Bocht, meaning "poor town")* Ballyduff (historically Ballymacelduffe; from Baile Mhic Giolla Dhuibh meaning "MacElduff's townland")* Ballygolan (historically Ballingowlan; from Baile an Ghabhláin or Baile Gobhláin meaning "townland of the fork")* Ballyhenry (from Baile Éinrí meaning "Henry's townland")* Ballyvesey (from Baile Feasoighe meaning "Vesey's townland")* Ballywonard (from Baile Mhuine Ard meaning "townland of the high thicket")* Carnmoney
Carnmoney
(from Carn Monaidh meaning "cairn of the bog")* Collinward (from Coll an Bháird meaning "the bard's hazel")* Cloughfern (historically Ballycurraghfarny; from Cruach Fearna meaning "stack of the alder" or Currach Fearnaí meaning "marsh of the place of alders")* Drumnadrough (from Druimainn Dorcha meaning "dark ridge" or Druim na gCruach meaning "ridge of the stacks"), where Merville Garden Village is located Dunanney (from Dún Aine meaning "Aine's stronghold")* Glengormley
Glengormley
(from Gleann Ghormlaithe meaning "blue-grey valley")* Jordanstown
Jordanstown
(historically Ballyjordan and Ballyjurdan) Mallusk or Molusk (historically Moyvluske and Moyvliske; from Maigh Bhloisce meaning "Bloisce's plain")* Monkstown (historically Ballynamanagh; from Baile na Manach meaning "townland of the monks") Whiteabbey
Whiteabbey
(from An Mhainistir Fhionn meaning "White Abbey") White House (from An Teach Geal meaning "the bright/white house")

* citation for derivations[2] The following housing estates have Irish-derived names, although they are not named after townlands:[3]

Mossley (O.E. mos meaning "peat-bog" + O.E. leah meaning "clearing", gaelicized as Maslaí) Rathcoole (likely from Ráth Cúile meaning "nook of the ringfort")

Electoral areas and wards[edit] Until 2014 Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
operated under its own council comprising Ballyclare, Glengorley, Jordanstown, Carnmoney, Mallusk and Rathcoole. However, from 2014 it has operated as a larger Council after merging with Antrim to create Antrim and Newtownabbey
Antrim and Newtownabbey
Borough Council. The current electoral ward and areas are:

Airport (1 DUP, 1 SDLP, 1 Sinn Féin, 2 UUP)

(Aldergrove, Clady, Crumlin, Mallusk, and Templepatrick)

Antrim (1 Alliance, 2 DUP, 2 UUP, 1 SDLP)

(Antrim Centre, Fountain Hill, Greystone, Springfarm, Steeple, and Stiles)

Ballyclare
Ballyclare
(3 DUP, 2 UUP, 1 TUV)

( Ballyclare
Ballyclare
East, Ballyclare
Ballyclare
West, Ballynure, Ballyrobert, and Doagh)

Dunsilly (2 DUP, 1 UUP, 1 SDLP 1 Sinn Féin)

(Cranfield, Parkgate, Randalstown, Shilvodan, and Toome)

Glengormley
Glengormley
Urban (1 Alliance, 3 DUP, 2 UUP, 1 Sinn Féin)

(Ballyhenry, Burnthill, Carnmoney, Collinbridge, Glebe, Glengormley, and Hightown)

Macedon (1 Alliance, 4 DUP, 1 UUP)

(Abbey, Carnmoney
Carnmoney
Hill, O'Neill, Rathcoole, Valley, and Whitehouse)

Three Mile Water (1 Alliance, 3 DUP, 2 UUP)

(Ballyduff, Fairview, Jordanstown, Monkstown, Mossley, and Rostulla) Demography[edit] Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
Urban Area is classified as a large town (i.e. with population between 18,000 and 75,000 people in the 2001 census) by the Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)[4] and is within the Belfast
Belfast
Metropolitan Urban Area (BMUA). On Census day (27 March 2011) there were 85,139 people living in Newtownabbey. Of these:

20.4% were aged under 16 years and 15.4% were aged 65 and over 48.2% of the population were male and 51.8% were female 22.56% were from a Catholic
Catholic
background and 67.76% were from a Protestant
Protestant
background. 3.8% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed.

Education[edit]

Higher-level education

University of Ulster
University of Ulster
at Jordanstown
Jordanstown
(UUJ) Northern Regional College
Northern Regional College
(NRC)

Secondary-level education

Ballyclare
Ballyclare
High School Belfast
Belfast
High School Edmund Rice College Glengormley
Glengormley
High School Ballyclare
Ballyclare
Secondary School

Primary-level education

Jordanstown
Jordanstown
Schools for the Deaf and Blind Whitehouse Primary School

Sport[edit]

Cricket

Academy Cricket Club Cliftonville Cricket Club

Football

18th Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
Old Boys F.C. FC Whiteabbey Mossley Young Men F.C. Nortel F.C. Rathfern Rangers F.C. U.U.J. F.C.

Gaelic games

St Enda's GAC

Hockey

East Antrim Hockey Club Mossley Hockey Club Owls Hockey Club

Rugby

Academy Rugby Club Ballyclare
Ballyclare
Rugby Club Belfast
Belfast
High School Former Pupils Rugby Club Ophir Rugby Club

Churches[edit]

Abbey Presbyterian Church Abbots Cross Congregational Church Ballycraigy
Ballycraigy
Congregational Church Ballyhenry Presbyterian Church The Church of the Good Shepherd (United Church of Ireland and Methodist) Church of the Holy Spirit (Church of Ireland) Mossley Church of the Holy Evangelists (Church of Ireland) Carnmoney Glengormley
Glengormley
Methodist Church Glengormley
Glengormley
Presbyterian Church Monkstown Baptist Church Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
Free Presbyterian Church St Bernard's Catholic
Catholic
Church St Brigid's Parish of Mallusk St James' Catholic
Catholic
Church St Mac Nissi's Catholic
Catholic
Church St Mary's on the Hill Catholic
Catholic
Church St Mary's Star of the Sea Catholic
Catholic
Church St. Patrick's Church (Church of Ireland) Straid
Straid
Congregational Church Rathcoole Baptist Church The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Trinity Reformed Presbyterian Church Whiteabbey
Whiteabbey
Congregational Church Whiteabbey
Whiteabbey
Methodist Church Whiteabbey
Whiteabbey
Presbyterian Church Whitehouse Presbyterian Church

Transport[edit] Trains[edit] Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Railways runs trains serving three railway stations: Mossley West railway station
Mossley West railway station
on the Belfast–Derry railway line
Belfast–Derry railway line
and Jordanstown
Jordanstown
railway station and Whiteabbey
Whiteabbey
railway station on the Belfast– Larne
Larne
railway line. Connecting trains run on the Belfast-Derry railway line
Belfast-Derry railway line
from Mossley West, "Northbound" to: Antrim, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine
Coleraine
(for the branch to University (Coleraine), Dhu Varren and Portrush), Castlerock, Bellarena, Londonderry. And "Southbound" to Yorkgate, Belfast
Belfast
Central (change for Belfast-Bangor railway line
Belfast-Bangor railway line
and the Enterprise), Botanic, City Hospital, Belfast
Belfast
Great Victoria Street and onwards. Whilst the Belfast-Larne railway line
Belfast-Larne railway line
serving Whiteabbey
Whiteabbey
and Jordanstown
Jordanstown
and connects with other stations including the principal stations of Carrickfergus, Whitehead, Larne
Larne
Town and Larne
Larne
Harbour, heading "Northbound". And heading "Southbound" the same stations as listed above apply. Buses[edit] Bus services are provided by Metro. Roads[edit] Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
is linked to the M2 motorway (which passes through it) and the M5 motorway (which begins at its southeastern edge). Twin towns[edit] Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
is twinned with:

Rybnik, Poland
Poland
(since 18 October 2003)[5] Dorsten, Germany[6]

Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
has one sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International:

Gilbert, Arizona, United States

References[edit]

^ "Baile na Mainistreach/Newtownabbey". logainm.ie.  ^ " Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Placenames Project". Archived from the original on 1 October 2010. Retrieved 12 June 2010.  ^ "logainm.ie". logainm.ie.  ^ "NISRA - Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
Statistics and Research Agency (c) 2015". nisra.gov.uk.  ^ " Rybnik
Rybnik
Official Website – Twin Towns". 2008 Urząd Miasta Rybnika. Retrieved 1 November 2008.  ^ "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District" (PDF). 2009 Twins2010.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 November 2009. Retrieved 28 October 2009.  External link in publisher= (help)

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Newtownabbey.

Antrim & Newtonabbey Borough Council official website Culture Northern ireland

Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
Today website of the Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
Times Newspaper Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
In Touch website of the Newtownabbey
Newtownabbey
In Touch Magazine

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Towns in Northern Ireland

List of towns by population

Large

Antrim Ballymena Bangor Carrickfergus Coleraine Enniskillen Larne Lisburn Lurgan Newry Newtownabbey Newtownards Omagh Portadown

Medium

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

Italics denote settlements that are classed as towns but also have city status

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Places in County Antrim

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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