Ballyrobert

Coordinates: 54°42′50″N 6°00′07″W / 54.713962°N 6.001883°W Ballyrobert (from Irish: Baile Riobaird)[1] is a small village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is about 4 km south of Ballyclare and has developed around the junction of the Ballyrobert Road and the Mossley Road/The Longshot. It had a population of 587 people in the 2001 Census. It is within the Newtownabbey Borough Council area.

2001 Census

Ballyrobert is classified as a small village by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (i.e. with population between 500 and 1,000 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 587 people living in Ballyrobert. Of these:

  • 23.6% were aged under 16 years and 14.6% were aged 60 and over
  • 50.9% of the population were male and 49.1% were female
  • 4.4% were from a Catholic background and 93.5% were from a Protestant background
  • 1.7% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed

For more details see: NI Neighbourhood Information Service

Schools

The local school in Ballyrobert is called Thompson Primary School. Thompson Primary is for both males and females aged between 4 and 12 years.

References

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland

See also

Artiforty

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Ballyrobert railway station

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Belfast Lower

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Glenoe

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Kellswater

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Knocknacarry

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Knocknacarry lies within the Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. St. Ciaran's Primary School, which also serves the village of Cushendun and the wider local area, is in Knocknacarry.

The river bed of the River Dun at Knocknacarry Bridge, north of Knocknacarry, is of scientific interest in the field of mineralogy.

List of places in County Antrim

This is a list of cities, towns, villages and hamlets in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. See the List of places in Northern Ireland for places in other counties.

Towns are listed in bold.

Longkesh

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Loughguile

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Lurganure

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Once a year, Lurganure plays host to the Party Duck, which nearly doubles its population.

MV Ardingly

MV Ardingly was a coaster built in 1951 as a collier for Stephenson Clarke Shipping. She carried coal from North East England to ports in Southern England until this trade declined early in the 1960s. Stephenson Clarke then transferred her to carrying bulk cargoes including limestone and grain.Many Stephenson Clarke ships were named after places in South East England. MV Ardingly may have been so named because one Stephenson Clarke director, Mr. P.G. Wallace, had been a pupil at Ardingly College in 1909.In 1971 Stephenson Clarke sold her and a sister ship, MV Steyning, to John Kelly in Northern Ireland. Kelly renamed her MV Ballyrobert after the village of Ballyrobert in County Antrim.

In 1977 Kelly sold her to a Cypriot operator who renamed her MV Lucky Trader. She was sold for scrap and broken up in Piraeus near Athens 1982.

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Milltown, County Antrim

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Moneyglass

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Moss-side, County Antrim

Moss-side or Mosside (from Scots moss side, meaning "peat-bog district" or "district beside the peat bog") is a small village and townland in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 270 people.

It is situated in the Causeway Coast and Glens local council area.

Newtown Crommelin

Newtowncrommelin is a small village and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It lies 8 miles north-northeast of Ballymena and is part of the Borough of Ballymena. The village of Newtowncrommelin was founded in the townland of Skerry (now the townlands of Skerry West and Skerry East).Ballymena, Cargan and Martinstown can be viewed from atop of Skerry Rock, which is accessible through private land, alongside the back of the Skerry Inn.

Most of the housing developments are situated along the Skerry East, Skerry West, Windy Gap, Tullykittagh and Old Cushendun Roads.

The Orange Hall in the village was destroyed in 1996 by republicans.

Seahill

Seahill is a village on the northern coast of County Down, Northern Ireland. It is within the townland of Ballyrobert, with Holywood to the west and Helen's Bay and Crawfordsburn to the east. Seahill was once a stand-alone settlement but it is now joined to Holywood and the Greater Belfast conurbation. In the 2011 Census it had a population of 1,018 people.

Seahill railway station

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