This is the great seat of the Irish linen trade, and the capital of Ulster, in Antrim county, at the mouth of the Lagan.
Here are the ruins of an old castle, founded by the Adairs, which the rebels held in 1798. The town has a population of 6,000, principally employed in the linen trade.
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This small, yet pretty bathing place, which has Dr. Adam Clarke’s School and monument, and where the mirage is often seen, is beautifully situated on a basalt peninsula.