Was until 1973 one of the six counties of Northern Ireland, with close links with Scotland, 13 miles distant from Torr Head: there is a major ferry route from Larne to Stranraer and Cairnryan. The Giant's Causeway is off the north coast and Belfast Lough indents the south‐east coastline. Antrim, Lisburne, Larne, Ballymena, and Coleraine developed as market towns before the spectacular growth of Belfast in the 18th and early 19th cents. The county has the smallest Roman catholic population in Northern Ireland.
Subjects: British History.