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History of County Antrim, Ireland

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 County Antrim, Ireland

County Antrim (named after the town of Antrim) is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland, situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland.

Cities: Belfast, Lisburn

Large towns:
Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, Larne, Newtownabbey




There is MUCH more to discover about County Antrim, Ireland. Read on!
  • 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 in 1588 with the loss of nearly 1,300 lives.
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  • In 1689 during the Williamite War in Ireland, County Antrim was a centre of Protestant resistance against the rule of the Catholic James II.

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  •  County Antrim, Ireland
    Castle Antrim
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  •  County Antrim, Ireland
    Cushendun, Antrim
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  •  County Antrim, Ireland
    Portrush, Antrim
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  • 1837 - County Antrim
    ANTRIM (County of), a maritime county in the province of ULSTER, bounded on the north by the Northern Ocean, or Deucaledonian Sea; on the north-east...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - County Antrim
    Antrim, an'trim, the northeasternmost county of Ireland, in Ulster, having the Atlantic on the N., the North Channel on the E., the counties of Down...Read MORE...




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Castle Antrim
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Cushendun, Antrim
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Portrush, Antrim
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  • 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 in 1588 with the loss of nearly 1,300 lives.
    www.wikipedia.org
  • In 1689 during the Williamite War in Ireland, County Antrim was a centre of Protestant resistance against the rule of the Catholic James II.

    www.wikipedia.org
  • 1837 - County Antrim
    ANTRIM (County of), a maritime county in the province of ULSTER, bounded on the north by the Northern Ocean, or Deucaledonian Sea; on the north-east... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - County Antrim
    Antrim, an'trim, the northeasternmost county of Ireland, in Ulster, having the Atlantic on the N., the North Channel on the E., the counties of Down... Read MORE...

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