Hannahstown

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Hannahstown
Hannahstown is located in Northern Ireland
Hannahstown
Hannahstown shown within Northern Ireland
Population6,498 (2011 Census)
Irish grid reference272 724 J 272 724
District
County
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBelfast
Postcode districtBT17
Dialling code028
EU ParliamentNorthern Ireland
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
List of places
UK
Northern Ireland
Antrim
54°35′N 6°02′W / 54.58°N 6.03°W / 54.58; -6.03Coordinates: 54°35′N 6°02′W / 54.58°N 6.03°W / 54.58; -6.03

Hannahstown is a small village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, on the outskirts of Belfast. It gives its name to a townland, parish and a suburb of Belfast. According to the United Kingdom Census 2011 it had a population of 6,498.

History[edit]

The area now known as Hannahstown was once known by the name of Ballincollig. A group of people whose family name was Hanna moved to the area in the 18th Century. They moved in sufficient numbers for the village to be later be known by the name of 'Hannah's Town' in the early 19th Century.

Buildings[edit]

Notable buildings and institutions in Hannahstown include the Lámh Dhearg GAC a GAA club, St Joseph’s Catholic Church and Divis transmitting station.

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