County Antrim

Name: The old form of the name Antrim was Aentruibh, or Aentrebh, which probably means either “one tribe” or “one habitation:” but this is not quite certain.

Size: Length of County Antrim, from “The New Bridge” over the Lagan, near Lisburn, to the Giant’s Causeway, 54-1/2 miles: breadth, from Island Magee to Toome on the Bann, 30 miles: area, 1191 square miles.

Surface: An almost uninterrupted succession of hills and uplands, a kind of irregular plateau, long and narrow, extends along the coast from Belfast Lough to Fair Head, with a narrow belt of well cultivated land between it and the sea.