Carnlough

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Carnlough ( , ) is a village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It has a picturesque harbour on the shores of Carnlough Bay. Carnlough is situated on the Coast Road beside the North Channel and at the foot of Glencloy, the second of the nine Glens of Antrim. It had a population of 1,444 people in the 2001 Census.

History

The harbour was built by the owners of the quarries west of the village. These were connected to the harbour by means of a mineral tramway network, which include a bridge over each of two parallel streets in the village (both of which remain today).

The harbour has recently been renovated and is used by pleasure boats and small fishing boats. The area offers many opportunities for both sea angling and fresh water angling.

The Londonderry Arms Hotel was built in 1848 as a coaching inn by Frances Anne Vane Tempest, Marchioness of Londonderry, aunt of Winston Churchill.

On the 4th of June 1980 Irish Independence Party member and Larne Borough Council councillor John Turnley was murdered by the Ulster Defence Association as he drove to attend a political meeting on the Marine Road.

In the school, St McNissis, now known as St Killians, was originally built as a summer residence by Frances Anne.

Education

There are three main educational institutions in the area. These are: , St Killian's College, and Carnlough Integrated Primary School. The latter was known as Carnlough Primary School up until...
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