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Population: 289,541
Area: 2,844 sq km
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Did you know that Lough Neagh near Antrim, with a surface area of roughly 150 square miles, is the largest lake in the British Isles? It contains the original Coney Island, celebrated in the spoken song of the same name by Van Morrison . Only Fermanagh of the six counties comprising Northern Ireland doesn’t border the lake, though Down ’s frontage is very short.
Carrickfergus
Did you know that the only French Victory on British soil in the modern era occurred in 1760 at Carrickfergus when a French commander called Thurot captured the town? Thurot was a colorful figure – privateer, adventurer and French patriot. The Carrickfergus raid – his flotilla and several hundred soldiers briefly held the town and ransacked it for provisions – was intended as a diversion from an invasion of the mainland that thanks to the Royal Navy never took place.

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Ian Paisley | James Molyneaux | John MacNeill | Liam Neeson | Peter Chambers | Tony McCoy | Willie John McBride |

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I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered. - George Best
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Launch of BBC2 - 1964, Enoch Powells Rivers of Blood Speech - 1968, Sinclair ZX Spectrum Launched - 1982
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