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Carrickfergus

Co Antrim

Carrickfergus is positioned on a superb coastline along Belfast Lough supported with excellent infrastructure leading to and from the coastal town. Famed for its watersports, activities around Carrickfergus include sailing from the town’s beautiful marina, and angling. In fact, the Borough has seven reservoirs where the keen angler can net brown and rainbow trout. A renowned feature is the 12th century Norman Castle representing 800 years of military might and positioned to overlook the harbour. An impressive and vibrant new Marina and Waterfront development is supported with smart public promenades and piazzes with public art and stunning floral displays. History and architecture are abundant attractions at Carrickfergus from St Nicholas Church established in 1182 to Flame Gas Works, Ireland’s sole surviving Victorian coal gasworks. The Andrew Jackson Cottage highlights Carrickfergus’ strong American and Ulster-Scots connection and a unique feature for Carrickfergus is the Irish Salt Mining and Exploration at Kilroot, as it is the only one is Ireland.