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Carnlough Color - Antrim

From across the water

Old B/W photo reproduction of Carnlough Co. Antrim, showing the village and a busy harbour from early 20th Century. It is home to the famous Londonderry Arms Hotel, formerly owned by Winston Churchill.Though locals refer to it as 'The Derry'


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Photo Details

  • County: Antrim
  • Town: Carnlough
  • Scene: View of village over water
  • Date: circa 1910


  • Digitally remastered
  • 10' x 8' printed on quality photo paper
  • Also available mounted & framed, ask for details
  • Colour images can be printed in black& white if preferred.
  • Read about Carnlough below



Carnlough, County Antrim

Carnlough (from the Irish: Carnlach meaning 'place of cairns') is a village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland with a picturesque harbour and on the shores of Carnlough Bay. It is situated on the coast road beside the North Channel and at the foot of Glencloy, the second of the nine Glens of Antrim. It had a population of 1,444 people in the 2001 Census.

It is home to the famous Londonderry Arms Hotel, formerly owned by Winston Churchill.Though locals refer to it as 'The Derry'

The harbour was built by the owners of the quarries west of the village. These were connected to the harbour by means of a mineral tramway network, which include a bridge over each of two parallel streets in the village (both of which remain today).

The harbour has recently been renovated and is used by pleasure boats and small fishing boats. The area offers many opportunities for both sea angling and fresh water angling.

Carnlough has an Irish republican flute band named after the famous republican James Connolly, who hold parades through the village. John Turnly the Irish Independance Party councillor was murdered by the UDA in 1980 outside McAuleys dining rooms on the marine road

Carnlough Harbour

Carnlough Harbour


2001 Census

Carnlough is classified as a Village by the NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) (ie with population between 1,000 and 2,250 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 1,444 people living in Carnlough. Of these:

  • 25.9 were aged under 16 years and 18.1 were aged 60 and over
  • 48.1 of the population were male and 51.9 were female
  • 84.3 were from a Catholic background and 15.1 were from a Protestant background
  • 5.7 of people aged 16-74 were unemployed