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County Antrim

"Antrim, a county of Ireland, in the province of Ulster, 46 Irish miles long, and 27 broad; bounded on the E and N by the sea, W by Londonderry and Lough Neagh, and S by Down. This county contains 605 Irish or 972 English square miles, 387,200 Irish plantation acres, equal to 622,059 English ones, 21,222 houses and 261,601 inhabitants. In it is situated a great natural curiosity called the Giant's Causeway, consisting of lofty pillars of basaltes, all of angular shapes. The linen manufacture is carried on very extensively in this county. It sends five members to parliament. The principal rivers are the Bann and Lagan. The principal towns are Belfast, Carrickfergus, Antrim, Lisburn, Ballymena, and Ballymoney. The assizes are held at Carrickfergus."

[From The New London Gazetteer (1826)]


Co.Antrim 1851 Census - Click on the 1851 Irish Census Link

Church Records

Co.Antrim Roman Catholic Records -- Dates and Locations

Description and Travel

County Antrim Homepage

Internet Northern Ireland - County Antrim Tourist Guide

Local Antrim

Northern Ireland Tourist Board - illustrated descriptive pages on County Antrim and Exploring County Antrim


According to Fianna, there are Slater Directories for 1846, 1856, 1870, 1881 and 1894.


Online resources:



Antrim Borough Council has an excellent website about the 1798 Battle of Antrim.

1798 Ireland - An article taken from The Life and Times of Mary Ann McCracken by Mary O'Neill.

Brief History of St Patricks Church - Templepatrick.


Names, Personal


  • From Fianna:

Carrickfergus and District HIstorical Society Journal (annual)
Mrs. D. Corcoran, 64 Knocksallagh Gardans, Greenisland, Carrickfergus BT38 85P

East Belfast Historical Society(twice yearly),
The Hon. Treasurer, 1 Sydenham Drive, Belfast BT4 2AX

Lisburn Historical Society Journal (annual),
The Editor, Town Hall, Castle Street, Lisburn, Co. Antrim

The Local History Directory - Ireland, Federation of Ulster Local Studies. The Administrator, 18 May Street, Belfast, BT1 4NL