Monkstown, County Antrim

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Monkstown, County Antrim
electoral ward and townland
Monkstown, County Antrim is located in the United Kingdom
Monkstown, County Antrim
Coordinates: 54°41′05″N 5°53′42″W / 54.68478°N 5.89505°W / 54.68478; -5.89505Coordinates: 54°41′05″N 5°53′42″W / 54.68478°N 5.89505°W / 54.68478; -5.89505

Monkstown is a townland[1] (of 811 acres)[2] and electoral ward in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is within the urban area of Newtownabbey and the Newtownabbey Borough Council area. The townland was previously called Ballynamanagh (from Irish Baile na Manach, meaning 'townland of the monks')[1][3][4][5] It is also situated in the civil parish of Carnmoney and the historic barony of Belfast Lower.[2]

The settlement used to be quite small, but has recently seen some major developments in both jobs and new housing estates.[citation needed] The Community school serves as both school and as community centre.[citation needed] Canadian-owned company, Nortel Networks, had a factory in Monkstown.


Monkstown railway station is currently closed on the Belfast-Derry railway line run by Northern Ireland Railways.




18th Newtownabbey Old Boys F.C. and Nortel F.C. play association football in the Northern Amateur Football League.

Notable Residents[edit]

  • Standrew Ennis, the inventor of the Standy (pat. pend.)
  • Jonny Williams, infamous serial killer, charged with the murder of 13 teenage girls in 1997


  1. ^ a b Placenames Database of Ireland
  2. ^ a b "Monkstown". IreAtlas Townlands Database. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  3. ^ Reeves, William. Ecclesiastical Antiquities of Down, Connor, and Dromore, Consisting of a taxation of these Dioceses. BiblioBazaar, LLC. p. 69. ISBN 978-1-113-69516-1. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
  4. ^ Hill, George. An historical account of the Macdonnells of Antrim : Including Notices Of Some Other Septs, Irish And Scottish. Kessinger Publishing. p. 453. ISBN 1-4326-4080-1. Retrieved 2010-02-04.
  5. ^ St. J. Clarke, The Rev. H. J. Thirty Centuries in South East Antrim. The Parish of Coole or Carnmoney. p. 128. Retrieved 2010-02-04.