The Civil Parishes of County Antrim

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Civil Parishes of County Antrim

There are 28 civil parishes in county antrim. The county is situated in the province of Ulster and is also in Northern Ireland. The county is situated on the southern shores of Lough Neagh, and covers approximately 830 square miles or 1,326 km². The county has a population of about 175, 000. County antrim is known as the "Orchard County" because of its many apple orchards. The main urban areas of county antrim are, antrim city as well as the towns Portadown, Lurgan, Keady, Markethill, Tandragee and Crossmaglen.

The name "antrim" derives from the Irish word Ard meaning "height" and Macha, together meaning "height" (or high place) of Macha. Macha constructed Navan Fort (or Emain Macha as it was originally known) situated to the south of antrim city.Its history dates as far back as the 7th to 4th centuries BC and its final ruling dynasty fell during the fifth century AD.

 

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County Antrim Civil Parishes

Civil Parishes of County Antrim



Location of County Antrim

Location of county Antrim

Antrim Parish names and meanings

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Parish

Irish Name & Meaning

1

Aghagallon

Achadh Gallan - field of the standing stone

2

Aghalee

Achadh Lí - field of calves

3

Ahoghill

Achadh Eochaille - field of the yew forest

4

Antrim

Aontroim - lone ridge

5

Ardclinis

 

6

Armoy

Oirthear Maí - the east of the plain

7

Ballinderry

Baile an Doire - townland of the oak wood

8

Ballintoy

Baile an Tuaigh - the northern townland

9

Ballyclug

10

Ballycor

Baile Uí Chorra - Curry’s townland

11

Ballylinny

Baile Linne - homestead or townland of the pond

12

Ballymartin

Baile Mhic Giolla Mhártain - Gilmartin's townland

13

Ballymoney

Baile Monaidh - homestead (or townland) on the peatland

14

Ballynure

Baile an Iúir - homestead (townland) of the yews

15

Ballyrashane

Baile Ráth Seain- farmstead of St John’s fort

16

Ballyscullion

Baile Uí Scuillín- Ó Scullín's townland

17

Ballywillin

Baile Mhuillinn - townland of the mill

18

Belfast / Shankill

Béal Feirste - mouth of the sandbanks

19

Billy

Bile - an ancient tree

20

Blaris

 

21

Camlin

An Chamlinn - the crooked water

22

Carncastle

Carn an Chaistéil - cairn of the castle

23

Carnmoney

Carn Monaidh - cairn of the bog

24

Carrickfergus & St. Nicholas

Carraig Fhearghai - rock of Fergus

25

Connor

Con Doire - the oak wood of the wolf

26

Craigs

Na Creaga - the rocks

27

Cranfield

Chreamhchoille -  

28

Culfeightrin

Cuil-eachtrann - the corner (cuil) of the strangers

29

Derryaghy

Doire Achaidh - oak-wood of the field

30

Derrykeighan

Doire Chaocháin - Caochán’s oak-wood

31

Donegore

Dun Ó gCorra - fort or stronghold of the O'Corra

32

Drumbeg

An Droim Beag - the little ridge

33

Drummaul

Droim Málla - gentle ridge

34

Dunaghy

 

35

Duneane

Dun Ean - fort of the birds

36

Dunluce

Dúnlios - strong fort

37

Finvoy

An Fhionnbhoith - the white hut or monastic cell

38

Glenavy

Lann Abhaigh - church of the dwarf

39

Glenwhirry

Gleann an Choire - glen of the cauldron or whirlpool. The glen of the river Curry or Coire. Coire means a caldron, and the river got this name from a deep pool formed

40

Glynn

an Gleann - the valley

41

Grange of Ballyscullion

 

42

Grange of Doagh

 

43

Grange of Drumtullagh

 

44

Grange of Dundermot

 

45

Grange of Inispollan

 

46

Grange of Killyglen

 

47

Grange of Layd

 

48

Grange of Muckamore

 

49

Grange of Nilteen

 

50

Grange of Shilvodan

 

51

Inver

Inbhear - the mouth of a river

52

Island Magee

Oileán MhicAodha - MacAodha's island

53

Kilbride

Cill Bhríde - Bríd's church

54

Killagan

Cill Lagáin - church of the low-lying district

55

Killead

Cill Éad - the church of ?

56

Kilraghts

 

57

Kilroot

Cill Ruaidh - church of the redhead

58

Kilwaughter

Cill Uachtair - upper church

59

Kirkinriola

 

60

Lambeg

Lann Bheag - little church

61

Larne

Latharna - descendants of Lathar

62

Layd

 

63

Loughguile

Loch gCaol - lake of the narrows

64

Magheragall

Machaire na gCeall - plain of the churches

65

Magheramesk

Machaire Rátha Meisce - plain of the fort of the drunkenness

66

Newton Crommelin

 

67

Portglenone

Port Chluain Eoghain - The Fort of Eoghan's meadow

68

Racavan

Rath cabhain - the fort of the hollow

69

Raloo

 

70

Ramoan

Rath-Modhain - Modan's fort

71

Rasharkin

Ros-Earcáin - Erkan's promontory (raised land)

72

Rashee

Rath-sithe - the fort of the fairies.

73

Rathlin

Reachlainn

74

Shankill

Seanchill - old church

75

Skerry

An Sceire - the rocky hill

76

Templecorran

 

77

Templepatrick

Teampall Phádraig - Patrick's Church

78

Tickmacrevan

 

79

Tullyrusk

Tulach-ruisc - the hill of the morass