Monkstown, County Antrim facts for kids

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Monkstown is a townland (of 811 acres) and electoral ward in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is within the urban area of Newtownabbey and the Newtownabbey Borough Council area. The townland was previously called Ballynamanagh (from Template:Etymology/lang Baile na Manach, meaning 'townland of the monks') It is also situated in the civil parish of Carnmoney and the historic barony of Belfast Lower.

The settlement used to be quite small, but has recently seen some major developments in both jobs and new housing estates. Canadian-owned company, Nortel Networks, had a factory in Monkstown.


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