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Sounds better than it is :) -- EmSixTeen 21:43, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

Coleraine has a wealth of history behind it, and is improving all the time. I could never understand why, but it always enjoyed a great reputation as a good shopping town. Moores, before the IRA blew it up, was a great shop right enough. I think it had been a listed building too. --Mal 23:25, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

"As in many other towns in Northern Ireland, the town square is called 'The Diamond'"[edit]

I am told the use of the term "Diamond" is common both to towns within the juridical area known as "Northern Ireland" and also elsewhere in the north of the island known as "Ireland". Any objections to the sentence being changed accordingly? Any suggestions as to the appropriate neutral terminology to use?--Lucifer(sc) 18:05, 11 September 2006 (UTC)

I would avoid saying "north of Ireland", that can be offensive to unionists. Just say "other towns in Ireland", in this case it's fine just to refer to the island as a whole. The only other Diamond I can recall is in Donegal, but I'm sure there are other ones. Stu ’Bout ye! 19:28, 11 September 2006 (UTC)
"north of ireland" shouldnt be offensive, it is about as offensive as saying Northenr Ireland to a republican. As there are "diamonds" also in the northern part of the republic then it would be entirely correct use the term "north of ireland" as they are on both sides of the border Beaumontproject 17:29, 4 December 2006 (UTC)
There appears to a place called The Diamond in Ranelagh too. So "other towns in Ireland" is more accurate.Stu ’Bout ye! 09:06, 5 December 2006 (UTC)

Citing Sources[edit]

I've had a good look through this article. There are quite a few bits of information in this article that remain unsourced. I request that someone who has knowledge of the references used in this article place them in, especially where the "[citation needed]" tag is present in the text, or represented with the wikicode {{fact}}. I've had a go through the article and correctly re-referenced all that I could going by the guidelines of WP:CITE. The previous style did not have the summary as defined by Wikipedia:Embedded citations. Otherwise, the article is a good job!
--Mouse Nightshirt 23:22, 27 December 2006 (UTC)


Coleraine itself in County Antrim? Not at all. Anyone who's ever travelled on the A29 between Coleraine and Ballymoney will know that the county border crosses the A29 (Newbridge Road) on the dual carriageway section between Damhead and Seacon. Coleraine town lies wholly within County Londonderry/Derry, as does Portstewart, whereas Portrush and Ballymoney are both within County Antrim. Largely, the county border follows the river Bann north from Lough Neagh, until it reaches a point a few miles north of Ballymoney, then it turns eastwards, skirting Coleraine, turning north to intersect the coastline between Portrush and Portstewart.

A quick look at any OS map of the area will verify this. Team42 02:12, 13 August 2007 (UTC)


I think that the introduction could be greatly improved and the unnecessary references to airports could be moved to the body of the article. Also reference could be made to County Coleraine? Bjmullan (talk) 19:38, 4 April 2010 (UTC)


Any references that predate the 1990s of Scots-speakers using Cowlraine? As recently as 1611 Coleraine was popular.[1] (talk) 19:53, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

  1. ^ [1]
Doesn't matter as the infobox names refer to modern names. Mabuska (talk) 10:42, 8 August 2011 (UTC)

If I was to write it in Ulster Scots, I would spell it 'Culrein'. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:22, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Surely there must be agreement in Ulster Scots over something as simple as the name of Coleraine. Suggest removing numerous refs to the name. No other page has such references for the name in the info box. These should be moved to the description and one name should be present in the info box with the other mentioned as an alternative in the main text. So which is it - hard to tell from the references. Doopa (talk) 15:56, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

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 Done. With kind regards;
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