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County Antrim
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Location: 54°39’25"N, 5°54’25"W
Population: 62,056  (2001)
Post town: Newtownabbey
Postcode: BT36, BT37
Dialling code: 028
Local Government
Council: Newtownabbey BC

Newtownabbey is a new town suburb planted in County Antrim, north of Belfast. It is separated from Belfast by Cavehill and Fortwilliam golf course. Newtownabbey's urban area covers most of the parish of Carnmoney and includes several villages now absorbed into it, amongst which villages, townland and so forth are Ballyduff, Ballyhenry, Carnmoney, Glengormley, Jordanstown, Monkstown, County Antrim|Monkstown, Rathcoole and Whiteabbey.

The new town of Newtownabbey was created in 1958 from the existing villages of Carnmoney, Glengormley, Whitehouse, Jordanstown, Monkstown and Whiteabbey.

Newtownabbey today is a huge residential area with many modern housing estates. It is also a large industrial base with many engineering and computer industries based in the Monkstown and Carnmoney areas. The main campus for the University of Ulster is based at Jordanstown.


The townlands within the Newtownabbey area are:

Other Newtownabbey housing estates were not named after townlands:

  • Mallusk
  • Mossley
  • Rathcoole