Martinstown, County Antrim

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Coordinates: 54°57′50″N6°13′30″W / 54.964°N 6.225°W / 54.964; -6.225 Martinstown is a small village in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Located 6 miles from Ballymena, it is situated in Glenravel, locally known as "The Tenth Glen", alongside the widely known nine Glens of Antrim.

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It lies within the Mid and East Antrim Borough Council area. It had a population of 345 people (108 households) in the 2011 Census. [1] (2001 Census: 285 people)

On 19 May 1922, the Irish Republican Army attacked Martinstown Royal Irish Constabulary barracks with gunfire and grenades, sparking a battle. They also ambushed a group of reinforcements, killing a Special Constable. [2]

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References

  1. "Martinstown". Census 2011 Results. NI Statistics and Research Agency. Archived from the original on 22 April 2015. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
  2. Lawlor, Pearse. The Outrages: The IRA and the Ulster Special Constabulary in the Border Campaign. Mercier Press, 2011. pp.273-274
  3. "Knockanally station" (PDF). Railscot-Irish Railways. Retrieved 28 October 2007.
  4. Baker, Michael H.C. (1999). Irish Narrow Gauge Railways. A View from the Past. Ian Allan Publishing. ISBN   0-7110-2680-7.