Knocknacarry
  • Irish: Cnoc na Caraidh / Cnoc na Cora[1]
Knocknacarry is located in Northern Ireland
Knocknacarry
Knocknacarry
Location within Northern Ireland
Population138 (2001 Census)
District
County
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBallymena
Postcode districtBT44
Dialling code028
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Antrim
55°07′13″N 6°03′12″W / 55.1202°N 6.05332°W / 55.1202; -6.05332

Knocknacarry (/ˌnɒknəˈkjɑːri/ NOK-nə-KYAR-ee; from Irish Cnoc na Caraidh / Cnoc na Cora 'hill of the weir' – referring to a weir diverted off the River Dun which operated a watermill) is a hamlet and townland (of 155 acres) about 1 kilometre west of Cushendun and 17 kilometres south-east of Ballycastle in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is situated in the historic barony of Glenarm Lower and the civil parish of Layd.[2] In the 2001 Census it had a population of 138 people. It is within the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council area.

Entrance to the settlement

Knocknacarry lies within the Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, designated in 1988.[3] St. Ciaran's Primary School, which also serves the village of Cushendun and the wider local area, is in Knocknacarry.[4]

The river bed of the River Dun at Knocknacarry Bridge, north of Knocknacarry, is of scientific interest in the field of mineralogy and an example of Cushendun Granite.[5]

References

  1. ^ Knocknacarry. Placenames Database of Ireland.
  2. ^ "Knocknacarry". IreAtlas Townland Database. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  3. ^ DAERA NI. "Antrim Coast and Glens AONB".
  4. ^ "St Ciaran's PS [Cushendun]". Education Authority Northern Ireland.
  5. ^ "Knocknacarry Bridge, Cushendun". Earth Science Conservation Review.

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