Carrowdore


Carrowdore

Carrowdore (in Irish: "Ceathrú Dobhair", ie water quarter) is a small village in County Down, Northern Ireland, on the Ards Peninsula. In the 2001 Census it had a population of 816 people. It is within the Ards Borough Council area.

People

Louis MacNeice, the poet, is buried at the Church of Ireland church, Carrowdore. He died on 4 September 1963, in London and is buried beside his mother (who died of TB when he was a child) and his grandfather.

Sport

Carrowdore was once renowned for, the now extinct, Carrowdore 100 motorcycle Road Race which was started in 1927. It consisted of a 5½ mile road circuit which started on the Greyabbey to Millisle Road and continued down the coast road. After World War II, the Tourist Trophy race moved to Dundrod, but after a couple of years the race moved back to Carrowdore, with the start in the village and the course running to just outside Greyabbey and back to Carrowdore. The last race to be held at Carrowdore was in 2000, but it unfortunately resulted in the death of popular Tandragee rider Eddie Sinton.

2001 Census

Carrowdore is classified as a Small Village by the [http://www.nisra.gov.uk/ NI Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)] (ie with population between 500 and 1,000 people). On Census day (29 April 2001) there were 816 people living in Carrowdore. Of these:
*24.3% were aged under 16 years and 15.3% were aged 60 and over
*48.9% of the population were male and 51.1% were female
*2.1% were from a Catholic background and 93.0% were from a Protestant background
*3.6% of people aged 16-74 were unemployed

For more details see: [http://www.ninis.nisra.gov.uk/ NI Neighbourhood Information Service]

Trivia

*Carrowdore has the widest Main Street in the United Kingdom.

References

* [http://www.poetsgraves.co.uk/macneice.htm Poets' Graves]
* [http://www.culturenorthernireland.org/town_Home.aspx?co=7&to=131&ca=0&sca=0&navID=1 Culture Northern Ireland

See also

*List of towns in Northern Ireland
*List of villages in Northern Ireland
*May Crommelin


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