Ards Lower

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Ards Lower

An Aird Íochtarach[1] (Irish)
Location of Ards Lower, County Down, Northern Ireland.
Location of Ards Lower, County Down, Northern Ireland.
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryNorthern Ireland

Ards Lower (named after the former barony of Ards), alternatively known as North Ards, is a barony in County Down, Northern Ireland.[2] It lies on the northern half of the Ards Peninsula in the north-east of the county, with the Irish Sea to its east and Strangford Lough to its south-west. It is bordered by two other baronies: Ards Upper to the south; and Castlereagh Lower to the west.[2]

The barony of Ards Lower was created in 1851 when the barony of Ards was split into two, the other part being Ards Upper.[3]

List of settlements[edit]

Below is a list of settlements in Ards Lower:[1][4]



Population centres[edit]

  • Clandeboye (split with the barony of Castlereagh Lower)
  • Kilcooley

List of civil parishes[edit]

Below is a list of civil parishes in Ards Lower:[1][5][4]


  1. ^ a b c Logainm - Ards Lower
  2. ^ a b PRONI Baronies of Northern Ireland
  3. ^ Database of Irish Historical Statistics - Literacy Notes
  4. ^ a b "Ards Lower". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  5. ^ PRONI Civil Parishes of County Down