Coordinates: 54°43′16″N 5°47′28″W / 54.721°N 5.791°W / 54.721; -5.791

Carrickfergus Borough (historical)
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Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland.svg
Area82 km2 (32 sq mi)
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
List of places
Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus Borough Council was a district council in County Antrim in Northern Ireland. It merged with Ballymena Borough Council and Larne Borough Council in May 2015 under local government reorganisation in Northern Ireland to become Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

The council was based at Carrickfergus Town Hall and the council administered the town, on the north shore of Belfast Lough, and surrounding area, which extended from Greenisland in the south-west to Whitehead in the east. The borough was 32 square miles (83 km2), with a population of just over 39,000.

Together with the neighbouring district of Larne and small parts of Newtownabbey and Moyle, it formed the East Antrim constituency for elections to the Westminster Parliament and Northern Ireland Assembly.

Mayors of Carrickfergus

List of mayors and sheriffs of Carrickfergus Corporation from 1523 to the passing of The Municipal Corporations (Ireland) Act 1840

Henry VIII

Elizabeth I

James I

Charles I

Charles II

James II

William and Mary

George I

George II

George III

George IV

William IV


List of mayors of Carrickfergus Borough Council since 1949

George VI

Elizabeth II

List of Honorary Freemen of Carrickfergus Borough Council since 1949


The area covered by Carrickfergus Borough Council had a population of 39,114 residents according to the 2011 Northern Ireland census.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "NI Census 2011 – Key Statistics Summary Report, September 2014" (PDF). NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 28 September 2014.