Shell whistled over Carrick as Victor prepared for school

Stories of Carrickfergus – Shell whistled over Carrick as Victor prepared for school

VICTOR MCCracken, from the North Road, was born in Belfast nearly 70 years ago, his parents brought him to live in Carrickfergus when he...

William III of England (King Billy)

William III (Dutch: Willem III; 4 November 1650 – 8 March 1702) was a sovereign Prince of Orange of the House of Orange-Nassau by birth. From 1672 he governed as Stadtholder William III...

William Ruddick

William Ruddick was a former News Letter reporter who was orphaned at the age of five when his father who was a deck engineer...

Louis MacNeice Frederick Louis MacNeice CBE (12 September 1907 – 3 September 1963) was an Irish poet and playwright. He was part of the generation of...

Daniel Cambridge

Daniel Cambridge VC (27 March 1820 – 4 June 1882) born in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Ireland, was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross,...

Andrew Jackson Centre

The Andrew Jackson Cottage highlights Carrickfergus’ strong American and Ulster-Scots connections as well as telling the story of Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the USA, whose...

Paul Rodgers – Ship Builder

Paul Rodgers was born in 1834, the seventh of the ten children of Paul Rodgers and Sarah (Logan) of Slievetrue, Antrim. In 1852 he...


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