Moneyglass

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Moneyglass Catholic church

Moneyglass (from Irish: Muine Glas)[1][2] is a small village and townland in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Moneyglass is near Toome and Lough Beg. It had a population of 103 people (38 households) in the 2011 Census.[3] (2001 Census: 90 people)

People[edit]

  • Moneyglass was at one time home to Malachy McCourt and his family. He was the Father of Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes and other books, and winner of The Pulitzer Prize, The NBCC Award, The LA Times Award and the Royal Society of Literature Award.
  • Champion National Hunt jockey and 2010 BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner, Tony McCoy, who received an OBE in 2010, was born in Moneyglass. McCoy is known to be a fan of Moneyglass GAC
  • Willie John McBride, world famous Rugby Union player, capped for Ireland on 63 occasions, 12 as Captain, is a native of Moneyglass but now lives in Ballyclare.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Placenames NI
  2. ^ Placenames Database of Ireland
  3. ^ "Moneyglass". Census 2011 Results. NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 

Coordinates: 54°46′42″N 6°25′14″W / 54.77833°N 6.42056°W / 54.77833; -6.42056