Monkstown is the name of a townland 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")
The settlement used to be quite small, but has recently seen some major developments in both jobs and new housing estates. The Community school serves as both school and as community centre. Canadian-owned company, Nortel Networks, had a factory in Monkstown.
See also 
- ^ a b Placenames Database of Ireland
- ^ 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.
- ^ 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.
- ^ 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