St Patrick's Catholic church
|Loughguile shown within Northern Ireland|
|Population||2,000 (2011 Census)|
|Irish grid reference|
|• Belfast||46 mi (74 km)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||028, +44 28|
|EU Parliament||Northern Ireland|
Loughguile (// lokh-GEEL; derived from Irish: Loch gCaol, meaning "thin lake"), also spelt Loughgiel or Loughgeel, is a small village and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Situated 8 miles east of Ballymoney it is within the Causeway Coast and Glens Council area, and is at the edge of the Glens of Antrim. It had a population of 396 people (128 households) in the 2011 Census.
The local school is St Patrick's Primary School.
The hurling team, Loughgiel Shamrocks, is the only team in Ulster to have won the All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship, doing so in 1983 and 2012. The club also currently has the highest number of county titles in Antrim (20).
- George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney (14 May 1737 – 31 May 1806), British statesman, colonial administrator and diplomat.
- Bishop Henry Henry (1846–1908) was from Loughguile.
- Cahal Daly (1917–2009), Bishop of Down and Connor and Cardinal Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland, was from Loughguile.
- Monsignor Sean Connolly, Vicar General of the Diocese of Down and Connor, is from Loughgiel
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