Belfast Upper

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Belfast Upper
Béal Feirste Uachtarach[1] (Irish)
Location of Belfast Upper, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Location of Belfast Upper, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Country Northern Ireland
County Antrim

Belfast Upper (Irish: Béal Feirste Uachtarach) is a barony in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.[2] To its east lies the barony of Belfast and Belfast Lough, and it is bordered by five other baronies: Belfast Lower to the north-east; Antrim Upper to the north-west; Massereene Lower to the west; Massereene Upper to the south-west; and Castlereagh Upper to the south.[2] The Forth River flows through both Belfast Upper and Lower.[3] The most prominent hills in the barony are Black Hill and Lyle's Hill.[1]

List of settlements

Below is a list of settlements in Belfast Upper:[1]

Cities

  • Belfast (split with barony of Belfast Lower)

Towns and villages

Population centres

  • Andersonstown
  • Ballysillan
  • Carr's Glen
  • Cavehill
  • Deerpark
  • Falls
  • Finaghy
  • Fortwilliam
  • Glenard
  • Jennymount
  • Parkmount
  • Riverdale
  • Seymour Hill
  • Shankill
  • Suffolk
  • Whiterock
  • Woodvale

List of civil parishes

Below is a list of civil parishes in Belfast Upper:[4][5]

  • Ballymartin (split with barony of Belfast Lower)
  • Derriaghy (also partly in barony of Massereene Upper)
  • Drumbeg
  • Lambeg (split with barony of Massereene Upper)
  • Shankill (split with barony of Belfast Lower)
  • Templepatrick (split with barony of Belfast Lower)

References

  1. ^ a b c "Belfast Upper". Placenames Database of Ireland. Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Retrieved 5 February 2011. 
  2. ^ a b PRONI Baronies of Northern Ireland
  3. ^ "Forth River". Placenames Database of Ireland. Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Retrieved 5 June 2011. 
  4. ^ PRONI Civil Parishes of County Antrim
  5. ^ Baronies and parishes of County Antrim

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