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  Carrickfergus 1836
The county of the town and parish of Carrickfergus are co-extensive, with the exception of the plots of ground on which the castle, court-house, and gaol stand, which belong to the county of Antrim.
Carrickfergus Castle is supposed to have been founded by De Courcey about the end of the twelfth century, and is a place of considerable importance in the history of Ireland.
Numerous maps and plans of Carrickfergus as it stood in the reigns of Elizabeth and James are extant, in which these castles appear surrounded by the straw and mud huts of the poorer classes, and each protected by its separate fortifications.
www.oldtowns.co.uk /Ireland/Antrim/carrickfergus.htm   (1406 words)

  Carrickfergus - LoveToKnow 1911
CARRICKFERGUS, a seaport and watering-place of Co. Antrim, Ireland, in the east parliamentary division; on the northern shore of Belfast Lough, 91m.
In the civil wars, from 1641, Carrickfergus was one of the chief places of refuge for the Protestants of the county of Antrim; and on the 10th of June 1642, the first Presbytery held in Ireland met here.
Carrickfergus was a parliamentary borough until 1885; and a county of a town till 1898, having previously (till 1850) been the county town of county Antrim.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Carrickfergus   (695 words)

 Carrickfergus Parish, Co. Antrim, Ireland, ©Jane Lyons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
CARRICKFERGUS, a sea-port, borough, market and post-town, and parish, and a county of itself, locally in the county of ANTRIM, of which it was the ancient capital and is still the county town, 88 miles (N.) from Dublin, containing 8706 inhabitants.
In 1234, Carrickfergus is mentioned as one of the haven towns of Ulster; but from that period till shortly after the commencement of the 14th century, little of its history is known.
After the evacuation of the country by the Scots, Carrickfergus again reverted to its former possessors; but the desultory warfare carried on at intervals for successive ages in the north of Ireland, during which its strength and situation rendered it the centre of operations, subjected to many severe calamities.
www.from-ireland.net /lewis/ant/carrfergus.htm   (3211 words)

 Battle of Carrickfergus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was fought between the crown forces of Queen Elizabeth I and the Scots clan of MacDonnell, and resulted in a defeat for the English.
Carrickfergus itself had been the centre for a failed English attempt to colonise the locality in the 1570s, but it was the MacDonnells who had come to dominate in the 1580s, under the leadership of Sorley Boy MacDonnell.
In 1597, the recently appointed governor of Carrickfergus Castle, John Chichester, had enjoyed successes against the strongholds of the Clandeboye O'Neills, and was engaged in parleys with Sorley Boy's nephew, James MacSorley MacDonnell, over a series of raids and counter-raids in the locality.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Carrickfergus   (722 words)

 Carrickfergus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carrickfergus (Irish: Carraig Fhearghais, 'Rock of Fergus') is a large town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Carrickfergus stands on the north shore of Belfast Lough and is home to the 12th century Carrickfergus Castle, one of the best-preserved Norman castles in Ireland.
Neighbours actress Jackie Woodburne was born in Carrickfergus in 1957.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carrickfergus   (524 words)

 Carrickfergus Marina   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Carrickfergus Harbour HW as Dover, Rise 2.9m (9'6") SP: 1.8m (6') NP: is situated on the Northern Shore of Belfast Lough to the west of Carrickfergus Castle.
Carrickfergus Marina HW as Dover, Rise 2.9m (9'6") SP: 1.8m (6') NP: is situated on the Northern Shore of Belfast Lough 330 metres to the west of Carrickfergus Harbour.
All visitors to Carrickfergus Harbour and Marina should contact the Carrickfergus Waterfront Office on VHF channels 37; 80; M2; or by land line on 028 9336 6666 for berth allocation.
www.carrickferguswaterfront.co.uk /visiting.html   (495 words)

 Carrickfergus - Wiki Ireland
Carrickfergus (Carraig Fhearghais, meaning 'Rock of Fergus', in Irish) is a town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
A couple of miles to the north east of Carrickfergus are the ruins of Kilroot church, where Jonathan Swift was minister in the 1690s.
Carrickfergus is also immortalised as the title of a popular Irish folk song about a dying man who wishes to return home to the town.
www.wiki.ie /wiki/Carrickfergus   (227 words)

 Carrickfergus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Here too, he was in the company of so many of his compatriots who had been virtually forced from their holdings, in one of the chief places of refuge for the protestants County Ant rim.
Carrickfergus, the ancient capital of Ulster, remembers the time when her great neighbor, Belfast was a humble fishing village.
Were it not for the meticulous records in the old deed books, all memories of one man’s dream, which he transmitted to others of like mind, would be as ethereal as the wisps of early morning fog hovering over the still-uninhabited niche of Washington County.
rootsweb.com /~vahsswv/historicalsketches/1988-no22/carrickfergus.html   (1134 words)

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It was besieged and taken by the Scot Edward Bruce, brother of King Robert I the Bruce, in 1316, but reverted to English rule in 1318 and remained an isolated stronghold of the English crown.
This has led some to think that the gatehouse was not twin-cylindrical, but in fact it was, as may be swiftly deduced from looking at the surviving shape of the western of the two towers of the gatehouse.
Carrickfergus was besieged and damaged by Edward Bruce in 1315-16, and then again by the O'Neill's in the 1380s.
www.castles.org /castles/Europe/Western_Europe/Ireland/Carrikfergus   (682 words)

 DCU Carrickfergus Home Page
Carrickfergus DCU lies to the north of Belfast on the south-east coast of Co. Antrim.
Carrickfergus town is located on the North side of Belfast Lough and is approximately 14 miles from the centre of Belfast.
The main population in the DCU is centred around Carrickfergus and Whitehead, with pockets in the surrounding villages and rural farming areas.
www.psni.police.uk /dcu_carrickfergus_home_page.htm   (546 words)

 New Zealand Farmstay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
We have worked in the district for a number of years and have just become the proud owners of Carrickfergus.
Our farmstay was named after Carrickfergus, a town standing on Belfast Lough approximately 11 miles from the city of Belfast, Ireland.
The name translates as the "Rock of Fergus" and is said to refer to Fergus MacEre a local chieftain who, according to legend went on to become the King of Scotland.
www.carrickfergus.co.nz /aboutus.html   (147 words)

 Saint Nicholas Church, Carrickfergus
Carrickfergus is situated on the shores of Belfast Lough about 8 miles from Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland.
The importance of Carrickfergus was due largely to the natural geography of the area.
In fact Carrickfergus Castle remained in continuous military use for 750 years until it became the property of the Ministry of Finance in 1928 and the church has been in continuous use as a place of worship since then.
www.saintnicholas.org.uk /carrickfergus.html   (1010 words)

This now is the version of Carrickfergus that Van Morrison sings, and seen as he would have been reared nearer to Carrickfergus than most singers of the ballad I'll take his fine version as good enough.
The town itself Carrickfergus in Irish (Gaeilge) is Carraig Fhearghais, Rock of Fergus' and it is a large town in the County Antrim in the North (most North easterly the top and back of the teddy bears haircut) of Ireland.
Carrickfergus is one of Ireland’s oldest towns and takes its name from Fergus Mór mac Eirc, the 6th century king of Dál Riata.
www.sceala.com /phpBB2/irish-forums-338.html   (1724 words)

 Carrickfergus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Carrickfergus is a small town in Northern Ireland but it is getting much bigger.
Carrickfergus is a very interesting place to visit because of its castle and harbour.
Carrickfergus has lovely churches and there are some good places to visit.
atschool.eduweb.co.uk /staffroom.acorninteg/Carrickfergus/Carrick.htm   (287 words)

Carrickfergus at one time was a far more important town than Belfast.
Carrickfergus Castle taken in the mid 80's from accross the harbour.
Carrickfergus Marina has all the facilities any boatowner could want and a setting that few other places could rival.
members.tripod.com /imagesofireland/carrickf.htm   (128 words)

 Carrickfergus Castle, County Antrim
The mighty stronghold of Carrickfergus, once the centre of Anglo-Norman power in Ulster, is a remarkably complete and well-preserved early medieval castle that has survived intact despite 750 years of continuous military occupation.
The middle-ward curtain wall was later reduced to ground level in the eighteenth century, save along the seaward side, where it survives with a postern gate and the east tower, notable for a fine array of cross-bow loops at basement level.
It was almost certainly de Lacy who enclosed the remainder of the promontory to form an outer ward, doubling the area of the castle.
www.irelandseye.com /aarticles/travel/attractions/castles/carrick.shtm   (750 words)

 Sister Cities International   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
At September 2001, 19.9% of employees in Carrickfergus were employed in the manufacturing sector and 73.8% in the service sector (NI 15.7% and 77.7% respectively).
The Borough of Carrickfergus is positioned on the shores of Belfast Lough and 10 miles to the north of Belfast City.
Carrickfergus Borough Council operates a programme of cultaure, arts and leisure activities throughout the year.
www.sister-cities.org /icrc/cityseek/list/display?recID=37591   (547 words)

 Carrickfergus Castle in Northern Ireland
Carrickfergus is located just north of Belfast on the A2.
The Castle, which is Carrickfergus' main attraction sets on the coast line over looking Belfast Lough.
Troops continued to be garrisoned at the Castle through the end of world war I; until the castle was decommissioned in 1928.
www.travelsinireland.com /castle/carrickfergus.htm   (224 words)

 Carrickfergus Borough Council - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carrickfergus Borough Council is a Local Council in County Antrim in Northern Ireland.
The Council headquarters are in Carrickfergus and the Council administers the town, on the north shore of Belfast Lough, and surrounding area, which extends from Greenisland in the south-west to Whitehead in the east.
Carrickfergus Borough Council owes its origin to the 1973 local government reorganisation in Northern Ireland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Carrickfergus_Borough_Council   (332 words)

 Carrickfergus YMCA
Carrickfergus YMCA is a Christian based, non-denominational, cross community charity that exists to sustain a caring community to enable the Borough's young people to fulfill their potential for good.
Carrickfergus has few facilities for young people who are at risk.
Breaking the destructive cycle of hate and restoring confidence to individuals and the community are fundamental aims of the YMCA.
www.carrickymca.org   (108 words)

 Carrickfergus Castle
A striking feature of the landscape from land, sea and air, Carrickfergus Castle greets all visitors with its strength and menace.
Carrickfergus castle was a key to the Anglo-Norman hold on Ulster, started by John de Courcy, conqueror of Ulster, between about 1180 and his fall in 1204.
During the Edward Bruce invasion the English retreated to Carrickfergus after the battle of Connor, and the castle fell to the Scots in September 1316, after a year's siege.
www.ehsni.gov.uk /places/monuments/carrick.shtml   (593 words)

 Carrickfergus - VisitBritain
Carrickfergus Borough is a diverse and immensely attractive area of East Antrim, a truly unique mixture of history, scenic beauty and modern living.
Situated conveniently on the shores of Belfast Lough, between the ports of Larne and Belfast, Carrickfergus is the gateway to the beautiful Causeway Coast and Glens.
The town itself is dominated by the famous Carrickfergus Castle, built in the 12th century, and is Ireland’s oldest and best preserved Norman citadel.
www.visitbritain.com /VB3-en/destinationguides/Northern_Ireland/Destinations/carrickfergus.aspx   (214 words)

 Carrickfergus, Ireland. Travel guide & tourist information by Hostelbookers.com
The ride takes you on a monorail journey in a huge Norman helmet through Carrickfergus history from 581 AD, when noble Fergus was shipwrecked on his rock, and bombards you with sound, smells and sights.
One reason to give Carrickfergus a little more time might be the annual fair, Lughnasa, which is tackily medieval – with wrestlers, archers, minstrels and people dressed up as monks – but great fun nonetheless.
Carrickfergus Golf Club (tel 028/9336 3713), on North Road west of the town centre, is an eighteen-hole parkland course with great views to Scotland and over the Mourne Mountains.
www.hostelbookers.com /guides/europe/carrickfergus   (757 words)

 The Official Carrickman's Carrickfergus Web Site
Carrickfergus is a fascinating place full of history, culture, stories, interesting people and great "CRACK!!" Please browse the pages to find out more.
Carrickfergus is on the east coast of Northern Ireland.
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www.nireland.com /carrickfergus   (711 words)

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