Loughguile

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Coordinates: 55°03′40″N 6°18′22″W / 55.061°N 6.306°W / 55.061; -6.306

Loughguile
Irish: Loch gCaol
St patricks catholic church,Loughguile.jpg
St Patrick's Catholic church
Loughguile is located in Northern Ireland
Loughguile
 Loughguile shown within Northern Ireland
Population 2,321 (2001)
Irish grid reference D082250
    - Belfast 46 mi (74 km)  
District Ballymoney
County County Antrim
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BALLYMENA
Postcode district BT44
Dialling code 028, +44 28
EU Parliament Northern Ireland
UK Parliament North Antrim
NI Assembly North Antrim
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Antrim

Loughguile (/lɒxˈɡl/ lokh-GEEL; derived from from Irish: Loch gCaol, meaning "thin lake"),[1] also spelt Loughgiel or Loughgeel, is a small village and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.Situated 8 miles east of Ballymoney is within the Ballymoney Borough Council area, and is at the edge of the Glens of Antrim. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 2,321.

Education[edit]

The local school is St Patrick's Primary School.

Sport[edit]

The hurling team, Loughgiel Shamrocks, is the only team in Ulster to have won the All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship, doing so in 1983 and 2012. The club also currently has the highest number of county titles in Antrim (18).

People[edit]

  • Bishop Henry Henry (1846–1908) was from Loughguile.
  • Cahal Daly (1917–2009), Bishop of Down and Connor and Cardinal Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland, was from Loughguile.
  • Monsignor Sean Connolly, Vicar General of the Diocese of Down and Connor, is from Loughgiel

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland (see archival records)

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