Loughguile
St Patrick's Catholic church
Loughguile is located in Northern Ireland
Loughguile
Location within Northern Ireland
Population2,000 (2011 Census)
Irish grid referenceD082250
• Belfast46 mi (74 km)
• Dublin118 mi (190 km)
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°03′40″N 6°18′22″W / 55.061°N 6.306°W / 55.061; -6.306

Loughguile (/lɒxˈɡl/ lokh-GEEL; from Irish Loch gCaol, meaning 'lake of the narrow'),[1][2] also spelt Loughgiel, is a village and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Situated 8 miles east of Ballymoney it is within the Causeway Coast and Glens Council area, and is at the edge of the Glens of Antrim. It had a population of 396 people (128 households) in the 2011 Census.[3]

Education

The local schools are St Patrick's Primary School and St Anne's Primary School.

Sport

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The hurling team, Loughgiel Shamrocks, is the only team in Ulster to have won the All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship, doing so in 1983 and 2012.[4] The club also currently has the highest number of county titles in Antrim (20).

People

See also: Category:People from Loughguile

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See also

References

  1. ^ Place Names NI
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland (see archival records)
  3. ^ "Loughguile". Census 2011 Results. NI Statistics and Research Agency. Archived from the original on 22 April 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  4. ^ Watters, Andy (3 March 2021). "Glory Days: Loughgiel Shamrocks break the mould to win the All-Ireland in 1983". The Irish News. Retrieved 3 June 2022.