The Dark Hedges

Our History

County Antrim (named after the town of Antrim, from IrishAontroim, meaning ‘lone ridge’, [ˈeːnˠt̪ˠɾˠɪmʲ])[5] is one of six counties that form Northern Ireland. Adjoined to the north-east shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 3,046 square kilometres (1,176 sq mi)[6] and has a population of about 618,000. County Antrim has a population density of 203 people per square kilometre or 526 people per square mile.[7] It is also one of the thirty-two traditional counties of Ireland, as well as part of the historic province of Ulster.

The Glens of Antrim offer isolated rugged landscapes, the Giant’s Causeway is a unique landscape and a UNESCO World Heritage SiteBushmills produces whiskey, and Portrush is a popular seaside resort and night-life area. The majority of Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland, is in County Antrim, with the remainder being in County Down.

A large portion of Antrim is hilly, especially in the east, where the highest elevations are attained. The range runs north and south, and, following this direction, the highest points are Knocklayd 514 m (1,690 ft), Slieveanorra 508 m (1,670 ft), Trostan 550 m (1,800 ft), Slemish 437 m (1,430 ft), Agnew’s Hill 474 m (1,560 ft) and Divis 478 m (1,570 ft).[8] The inland slope is gradual, but on the northern shore the range terminates in abrupt and almost perpendicular declivities, and here, consequently, some of the finest coast scenery in the world is found, widely differing, with its unbroken lines of cliffs, from the indented coast-line of the west.


Co. Antrim

Tech Advocates

Sapphire Duffy

Product Consultant @ Kainos | Senior Leadership Fellow @ Women Who Code

Caolan McKendry

Community Manager | Chair, NI Game Dev Network

Useful Info

TownsMore Info / Links
BelfastDiscover Ireland (link)
Wikipedia (link)
Antrim TownWikiVoyage (link)
Wikipedia (link)
LisburnWikipedia (link)
CommunityMore Info / Links
MeetupsBelfast Hills Walking (link)
Belfast Mindful Walkers (link)
TransportMore Info / Links
Ferry, Rail, Bus, TrainAntrim railway station wiki (link)
Translink (link)
Taxi (link)
Bus OnlyTranslink bus timetable (link)
Tech RequirementsMore Info / Links
Broadband ProvidersThere are seven main broadband providers in Antrim.
Talk Talk
NOW Broadband
Source : Broadband check
Tech HubWe are Catalyst (link)
Titanic Quarter Campus (link)
Co-working spacesCoworking in Antrim (link)
Outdoor ActivitiesMore Info / Links
HikingBest Trails In Antrim (link)
GreenwayGreenway (link)
Zoo and FarmsBelfast Zoo (link)
World of Owls (link)
National ParksNature And Parks in County Antrim (link)
National Parks In Belfast, Antrim (link)
Mansions and Stately HomesHistoric Houses And Stately Homes (link)
OtherCave Hill (link)
Carrickfergus Marine Gardens (link)
Indoor ActivitiesMore Info /Links
Co. Antrim10 Best Things To Do On A Rainy Day (link)
Rainy Day Attractions (link)
SSE Arena (Bowling, Cinema, Dining and more) (link)
Titanic Experience (link)
Ulster Museum (link)
Dundonald Ice Bowl (link)
Social MediaMore Info / Links
WebsitesCounty Antrim Discover Ireland (link)
Wikipedia Antrim (link)
TwitterLove County Antrim (link)
Antrim GAA (link)
Facebook PagesAntrim Now (link)
Antrim GAA (link)
Love County Antrim (link)
InstagramAntrim GAA (link)

It looks like the beginning of the world, somehow: the sea looks older than in other places, the hills and rocks strange, and formed differently from other rocks and hills — as those vast dubious monsters were formed who possessed the earth before man.

William Makepiece Thackeray on the Giant’s Causeway, 1842

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