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Carrickfergus

Carrickfergus borough
Geography
Area:
- Total
- % Water
Ranked 25th
82 km²
? %
Admin HQ: Carrickfergus
: GB-CKF
ONS code: 95V
Demographics
Population:
- Total (April 29, 2001)
- Density
Ranked 21st
37,659
460 / km²
Community: Protestant: 85.1%
Catholic: 8.7
Politics
Carrickfergus Borough Council
http://www.carrickfergus.org
MP: Roy Beggs

Carrickfergus is a town and district in County Antrim in Northern Ireland. It stands on Belfast Lough and is home to Carrickfergus Castle, a 12th century structure. It is a minor fishing port, and important town for the textile industry. It is a centre for leisure sailing and has a large marina.

A couple of miles to the north east of Carrickfergus are the ruins of Kilroot church, where Jonathan Swift was minister in the 1690s.

The parents of the US president Andrew Jackson emigrated from here in 1765. The Andrew Jackson Centre has information about the family.

Together with the neighbouring district of Larne and part of Newtownabbey, it forms the East Antrim constituency for elections to the Westminster Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly.


United Kingdom | Ireland | Northern Ireland | Districts of Northern Ireland
Antrim | Ards | Armagh | Ballymena | Ballymoney | Banbridge | Belfast | Carrickfergus | Castlereagh | Coleraine | Cookstown | Craigavon | Derry | Down | Dungannon and South Tyrone | Fermanagh | Larne | Limavady | Lisburn | Magherafelt | Moyle | Newry and Mourne | Newtownabbey | North Down | Omagh | Strabane