a town in E Northern Ireland, in Carrickfergus district, Co Antrim; historic settlement of Scottish Protestants on Belfast Lough; Norman castle. Pop: 27 201 (2001)
a district of E Northern Ireland, in Co Antrim. Pop: 37 659 (2001). Area: 83 sq km (32 sq miles)

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Examples from the Web for carrickfergus

Historical Examples of carrickfergus

  • Again, opposite Carrickfergus, close to the northern shore, she turned.

    The Red Hand of Ulster

    George A. Birmingham

  • The town of Carrickfergus began to slip by as if drawn by horses.

    The Wind Bloweth

    Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne

  • On the morning of the 24th of April the Ranger was once more off Carrickfergus.

    The Story of John Paul Jones

    Chelsea Curtis Fraser

  • Further, he dates this journey after the fall of Carrickfergus (see on 38).

    The Bruce

    John Barbour

  • The expedition then, somehow, passed back to Dublin, and on to Carrickfergus.