In 1868, the parish of Kilroot contained the following places:

"KILROOT, a parish in the barony of Lower Belfast, county Antrim, province of Ulster, Ireland, 3 miles E.N.E. of Carrickfergus, its post town. It is a station on the Belfast and Larne railway. The parish is 2½ miles long by 1½ mile broad. The parish lies at a short distance E. of Lough Mourne, and is traversed by the road from Belfast to Larne. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Connor, value with Ballinure, £248, in the patronage of the bishop. There are a Sunday and two day schools. Kilroot House and Castle Dobbs are the principal residences. The living was held by Swift for some time. Columnar, basalt, and limestone, are the prevailing rocks. Here is a police station. General Thurot selected this spot for the landing of his troops in 1760."

[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868]
by Colin Hinson ©2018