Loughguile

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Loughguile
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St Patrick's Catholic church
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Location within Northern Ireland
Population2,000 (2011 Census)
Irish grid reference D082250
  Belfast 46 mi (74 km)
  Dublin 118 mi (190 km)
District
County
Country Northern Ireland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BALLYMENA
Postcode district BT44
Dialling code 028
UK Parliament
NI Assembly
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UK
Northern Ireland
Antrim
55°03′40″N6°18′22″W / 55.061°N 6.306°W / 55.061; -6.306 Coordinates: 55°03′40″N6°18′22″W / 55.061°N 6.306°W / 55.061; -6.306

Loughguile ( /lɒxˈɡl/ lokh-GEEL; from Irish : Loch gCaol, meaning "lake of the narrow"), [1] [2] also spelt Loughgiel or Loughgeel, is a village and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Situated 8 miles east of Ballymoney it is within the Causeway Coast and Glens Council area, and is at the edge of the Glens of Antrim. It had a population of 396 people (128 households) in the 2011 Census. [3]

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Education

The local schools are St Patrick's Primary School and St Anne's Primary School.

Sport

The hurling team, Loughgiel Shamrocks, is the only team in Ulster to have won the All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship, doing so in 1983 and 2012. The club also currently has the highest number of county titles in Antrim (20).

People

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References

  1. Place Names NI
  2. Placenames Database of Ireland (see archival records)
  3. "Loughguile". Census 2011 Results. NI Statistics and Research Agency. Archived from the original on 22 April 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2015.