Killead

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Coordinates: 54°39′54″N 6°10′50″W / 54.6651°N 6.1805°W / 54.6651; -6.1805

Killead
Irish: Cill Éad
St Catherine's Parish Church (C of I) Killead - geograph.org.uk - 115746.jpg
St Catherine's Church of Ireland, Killead
Killead is located in Northern Ireland
Killead
 Killead shown within Northern Ireland
Population 78 (2001 Census)
Irish grid reference J173812
    - Belfast 14 mi (23 km)  
District Antrim
County County Antrim
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CRUMLIN
Postcode district BT29
Dialling code 028, +44 28
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament South Antrim
NI Assembly South Antrim
List of places
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Northern Ireland
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Killead (from Irish: Cill Éad)[1] is a small village and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is near Aldergrove and Antrim. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 78 people.

The village is near Belfast International Airport and is accessed from the A26 Tully Road.

People[edit]

  • James Gordon was born in the parish of Killead on October 31, 1739, attended local schools and emigrated to the United States in 1758, settling in Schenectady, New York. He served in Congress from 1791-1795 and in the State senate from 1797-1804.
  • Reverend James Alexander Hamilton Irwin (1876-1954) ministered at the Presbyterian Church at Killead from 1903 to 1926. He was a vocal supporter of Home Rule for Ireland and later became a supporter of Irish independence.
  • Charles McCorrie VC 1830-1857 Was born in the Parish of Killead and was awarded the Victoria Cross during the Crimean War in 1853 for throwing a live Russian shell over the Parapet. He died in Malta 9 April 1857.
  • James Kirker, emigrated to USA where he was a pirate, grocer, and fur-trapper

2001 Census[edit]

On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 5,234 people living in Aldergrove. Of these:

  • 22.1% were aged under 16 years and 8.7% were aged 60 and over
  • 57.3% of the population were male and 42.7% were female
  • 65.9% were from a Protestant background and 23.1% were from a Catholic background.
  • 2.2% of people aged 16–74 were unemployed.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland