Mourne Mountains (Photo by Bernie Brown)

Our History

County Down is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland.[4][5] It covers an area of 961 sq mi (2,490 km2) and has a population of 531,665. It borders County Antrim to the north, the Irish Sea to the east, County Armagh to the west, and County Louth across Carlingford Lough to the southwest.

In the east of the county is Strangford Lough and the Ards Peninsula. The largest town is Bangor, on the northeast coast. Three other large towns and cities are on its border: Newry lies on the western border with County Armagh, while Lisburn and Belfast lie on the northern border with County Antrim. Down contains both the southernmost point of Northern Ireland (Cranfield Point) and the easternmost point of Ireland (Burr Point).

It was one of two counties of Northern Ireland to have a Protestant majority at the 2001 census. The other Protestant majority County is County Antrim to the north.[citation needed]

In March 2018, The Sunday Times published its list of Best Places to Live in Britain, including five in Northern Ireland. The list included three in County Down: HolywoodNewcastle, and Strangford.[6]

Down contains two significant peninsulasArds Peninsula and Lecale peninsula.

The county has a coastline along Belfast Lough to the north and Carlingford Lough to the south (both of which have access to the sea). Strangford Lough lies between the Ards Peninsula and the mainland. Down also contains part of the shore of Lough Neagh. Smaller loughs include Lough Island Reavy.

The River Lagan forms most of the border with County Antrim. The River Bann also flows through the southwestern areas of the county. Other rivers include the Clanrye and Quoile.


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Useful Info

TownsMore Info / Links
BangorDiscover Ireland (link)
Wikipedia (link)
NewcastleWikiVoyage (link)
Wikipedia (link)
WarrenpointWikipedia (link)
CommunityMore Info / Links
MeetupsPlease help us fill in this section. Email suggestions to [email protected]
TransportMore Info / Links
Ferry, Rail, Bus, TrainCounty Down Railway (link)
All Transport Guide (link)
Bus OnlyTranslink (link)
Tech RequirementsMore Info / Links
Broadband ProvidersThere are 7 Broadbands in County Down:
Plus Net
Talk Talk
John Lewis Broadband
EE Broadband
Tech HubTech And Digital in Newcastle (link)
Co-working spacesSynergy Studios Evolution (link)
Outdoor ActivitiesMore Info / Links
Hiking5 best County Down Hikes (link)
5 Hikes And Walks In County Down (link)
GreenwayComber to Newcastle (link)
Zoo and FarmsFort Evergreen (link)
Ark Open Farm (link)
Castle Ward (link)
National ParksMurlough National Reserve (link)
Mansions and Stately HomesDundrum Castle (link)
Narrow Water Castle (link)
Indoor ActivitiesMore Info /Links
Co. DownSeaforde Gardens (link)
Down On Rail (link)
RestaurantsRestaurants In Co.Down (link)
Best Restaurants (link)
Social MediaMore Info / Links
WebsitesCounty Down Discover Ireland (link)
Facebook PagesNewcastle County Down (link)
County Down Scouts (link)

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