Monkstown, County Antrim

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Monkstown is the name of a townland[1] and electoral ward in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is within the urban area called Newtownabbey and the wider Newtownabbey Borough. The townland was previously called Ballynamanagh (from Irish Baile na Manach, meaning "townland of the monks")[1][2][3][4]

The settlement used to be quite small, but has recently seen some major developments in both jobs and new housing estates.[citation needed] The Community school serves as both school and as community centre.[citation needed] Canadian-owned company, Nortel Networks, had a factory in Monkstown.




18th Newtownabbey Old Boys F.C. and Nortel F.C. play association football in the Northern Amateur Football League.


  1. ^ a b Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ Reeves, William. Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Down, Connor, and Dromore, Consisting of a taxation of these Dioceses. BiblioBazaar, LLC. p. 69. ISBN 978-1-113-69516-1. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  3. ^ Hill, George. An historical account of the Macdonnells of Antrim : Including Notices Of Some Other Septs, Irish And Scottish. Kessinger Publishing. p. 453. ISBN 1-4326-4080-1. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 
  4. ^ St. J. Clarke, The Rev. H. J. Thirty Centuries in South East Antrim. The Parish of Coole or Carnmoney. p. 128. Retrieved 2010-02-04. 

Coordinates: 54°41′05″N 5°53′42″W / 54.68478°N 5.89505°W / 54.68478; -5.89505