Ards Lower

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Ards Lower (named after the former barony of Ards) is a barony in County Down, Northern Ireland.[1] It lies on the northern half of the Ards Peninsula in the north-east of the county, with the Irish Sea to its east and Strangford Lough to its south. It is bordered by two other baronies: Ards Upper to the east; and Castlereagh Lower to the west.[1]

The barony of Ards Lower was created in 1851 when the barony of Ards was split into two, the other part being Ards Upper.[2]

List of settlements[edit]

Below is a list of settlements in Ards Lower:[3]



Population centres[edit]

  • Clandeboye (split with the barony of Castlereagh Lower)
  • Kilcooley

List of civil parishes[edit]

Below is a list of civil parishes in Ards Lower:[3][4]

  • Bangor (split with barony of Castlereagh Lower)
  • Donaghadee
  • Grey Abbey (also spelt as Greyabbey)
  • Newtownards (split with barony of Castlereagh Lower)