Carrickfergus Advertiser

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The Carrickfergus Advertiser was a weekly newspaper in the east Antrim town of Carrickfergus.

History and profile[edit]

It was owned by the Alpha Newspaper Group, which is partly owned by former UUP MP John Taylor.

The East Antrim Gazette Series had three editions - The Carrickfergus Advertiser, (established in 1883),[1] and the Ballyclare Gazette and Larne Gazette, which both commenced publication in 1994. The Carrickfergus Advertiser was the traditional weekly newspaper of the Borough and was the only paper with a full-time office in the centre of Carrickfergus. The three editions circulated in an area with a population of 80,000 and the Carrickfergus Advertiser was a very popular paper with all sections of the community throughout the Borough of Carrickfergus.

ITN journalist Dermot Murnaghan started his career at the Carrickfergus Advertiser. The paper was closed down in January 2014.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Eight jobs go as two newspapers close". The Guardian. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.