Monday, 25 August 2014

Carrickfergus



Carrickfergus is just 11 miles from Belfast and it is one of the oldest settlements in Northern Ireland. The town has a harbour and is a busy tourist attraction along the Giant's Causeway route. 


With its pretty little harbour records show that the town was established in 1170 after John de Courcy, an Anglo Norman Knight, invaded Ulster and built Carrickfergus Castle on the 'Rock of Fergus' in 1177. The castle is one of the best preserved Norman castles in Ireland.

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