Milltown, County Antrim

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Milltown is a small settlement in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is within the townland of Derriaghy,[1] about one mile to the north of Lisburn. Once a rural village, it is now part of the Greater Belfast conurbation. However, it is separated from the surrounding urban area by a narrow stretch of countryside. It had a population of 115 people (39 households) in the 2011 Census.[2]

Milltown is a local service centre with facilities including retail units, the former Derriaghy Primary School, Christ Church, Church of Ireland and hall, Derriaghy Gospel Hall and a Community Centre. There is a railway halt in Derriaghy, to the east.


Milltown owes much of its history to the succession of mills that were established by the early 19th century, and which continued to develop over the next century. Christ Church, a local landmark, lies to the eastern end of the settlement and is situated on an earlier site that dates back to at least the medieval period. Throughout the 19th century the village of Milltown was fairly modest in size, but the settlement expanded significantly in the later 20th century.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey Ireland: Online map viewer (choose "historic" to see townland boundaries)
  2. ^ "Milltown". Census 2011 Results. NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 22 April 2015. 

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Coordinates: 54°32′32″N 6°2′30″W / 54.54222°N 6.04167°W / 54.54222; -6.04167