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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Carrickfergus
Category: Museums
Owner description: Carrickfergus boasts Ireland's sole surviving coal gasworks and is one of only three left in the British Isles.It opened in... more » Owner description: Carrickfergus boasts Ireland's sole surviving coal gasworks and is one of only three left in the British Isles.It opened in 1855 and supplied the town with gas for over 100 years. It stopped making gas in 1967 and finally closed in 1987.It is now fully restored and open to the public.Come along and have a guided tour where you will see how gas was made from coal in Europe's largest surviving set of retorts. You'll also get a great view from the top of the gasholder! Marvel at how gas was used for light, heat and power. Our opening hours are May to Aug inc: Daily except Saturdays 2-5pm September: Monday to Friday 2-5pmWe can open at any time outside these hours for advanced bookings, which can be made either by email or telephone.A hidden gem in the heart of Carrickfergus illuminating town gas's unique role in the development of urban areas. « less
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Carrickfergus
Category: Castles; Landmarks

Carrickfergus Castle is an historic fort that forms an imposing landmark on the shores of Belfast Lough. Over recent years the castle has become more visitor orientated and... more »

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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Carrickfergus
Category: Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Carrickfergus
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks

Saint Nicholas' Church is at the heart of Carrickfergus and it's distinctive steeple rises above the other local buildings.  It's origins are linked to the nearby castle from the... more »

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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Carrickfergus
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Carrickfergus
Category: Museums; Trams
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Ranked #7 of 14 attractions in Carrickfergus
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
Owner description: Public Library. Carrickfergus Library Opening Times: Monday: 9:30am - 8:00pm, Tuesday: 9:30am - 8:00pm, Wednesday:... more » Owner description: Public Library. Carrickfergus Library Opening Times: Monday: 9:30am - 8:00pm, Tuesday: 9:30am - 8:00pm, Wednesday: 9:30am - 8:00pm, Thursday: 9:30am - 8:00pm, Friday: 9:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday: 9:30am - 5:00pm « less
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Carrickfergus
Category: Marinas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #9 of 14 attractions in Carrickfergus
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #10 of 14 attractions in Carrickfergus
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Ranked #11 of 14 attractions in Carrickfergus
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 14 attractions in Carrickfergus
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

The Andrew Jackson Centre is the thatched cottage homestead of President Jackon's Ulster-Scots parents who emigrated to America in1765, where "Old Hickory"  himself was born two... more »

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Ranked #13 of 14 attractions in Carrickfergus
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Category: Art Galleries; Museums
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