Ballycraigy

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Ballycraigy Bonfire Entrance to the Loyalist Ballycraigy housing estate in Antrim with the annual 11th of July bonfire ready to be lit.

Ballycraigy is a loyalist housing estate in Antrim, about 10 miles north of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Ballycraigy has its own band "Ballycraigy Sons of Ulster" with Purple/Lilac attire for their uniform. The ballycraigy estate is made up of the mostly Protestant religion group. Every July 12th many of them celebrate by lighting a Sectarian [1] bonfire in the centre of the estate. The bonfire for 2006 was the largest in Northern Ireland.

The Ballycraigy estate is one of the very few strongholds left of the loyalist terrorist organisation the Loyalist Volunteer Force.

Census[edit]

According to the census for ballycraigy ward the estate has approximately 865 Residents.

Coordinates: 54°42′31″N 6°10′41″W / 54.70861°N 6.17806°W / 54.70861; -6.17806

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