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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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  • But carrickfergus had been reinforced, and the greater part of the Scots returned to their own country.

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

    The Red Hand of Ulster George A. Birmingham
  • The expedition then, somehow, passed back to Dublin, and on to carrickfergus.

    King Robert the Bruce A. F. Murison
  • On the morning of the 24th of April the Ranger was once more off carrickfergus.

    The Story of John Paul Jones Chelsea Curtis Fraser
  • So miserable were the arrangements that Fitzwilliam had to leave carrickfergus for want of victuals.

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

    The Bruce John Barbour
  • Clones was sixty miles from Derry, and rather more from Coleraine and carrickfergus, the two other points of departure.

  • Finally the ghost urged Taverner to bring the case into Court, and it came up for trial at carrickfergus.

    Irish Witchcraft and Demonology St. John D. (St. John Drelincourt) Seymour
  • Carlingford, carrickfergus, and Dunluce have by their size and picturesque situations ever appealed to visitors.

    The Glories of Ireland Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  • The "Drake," too, had caught the alarm, and came out from carrickfergus to capture the bold American.

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